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Lot 138

1988 Porsche 959 'Komfort'

  • Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZJS900199
  • Engine no. 65H00269

€925.000 - €1.050.000

Documents: Italian Libretto


  • One of only 337 built
  • Two owners; less than 12,500 kilometres
  • The most technologically advanced car of its era


Delivered new to its first owner on 6 July 1988 in France, this 959 Komfort was originally finished in Silver with Dark Grey leather with contrasting silver inserts, arguably the most iconic 959 colour combination. The Porsche remained with its original owner in France until 1999 when it was acquired at auction by its current, Italian custodian with roughly 8,000 original kilometres on its odometer. Upon his purchase, the 959 was repainted black to match his other cars, as was his personal preference. Driven about 4,000 kilometres during his tenure, the car has more recently been given a full, bare metal re-spay to the very highest original standard in its original silver colour by Porsche Specialist Ermanno Cattaneo in Vercelli, Italy.

Fastidiously maintained, this ground-breaking Porsche is accompanied by a file of service invoices from throughout its life, showcasing that it has always been properly and regularly maintained. This file also includes a recent full service by a Porsche dealership for €8.000 in 2015. Offered with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, the 959 also retains its original service book, owner’s manuals, and tool kit.

Over 30 years since the 959 was unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1985, it still remains a revolutionary automobile in every way. Such features it pioneered include adjustable suspension, an intelligent four-wheel-drive system, and tyre pressure sensors that would eventually become mainstays of the industry. Today, this 959 is in exemplary condition throughout as an exceptionally low-mileage example of one of the most exceptional road-going Porsches ever built. Offered publically for the first time in 18 years, this two-owner original supercar would please even the most discerning of collectors.





• Una delle sole 337 costruite
• Due proprietari; meno di 12.500 chilometri percorsi da nuova
• La vettura più tecnologicamente avanzata della sua epoca

Consegnata nuova al suo primo proprietario in Francia, il 6 luglio del 1988, questa 959 Komfort è stata originariamente rifinita in argento con pelle grigio scuro ed inserti in argento a contrasto, probabilmente la più iconica combinazione di colori sulla 959. La Porsche è rimasta in Francia, con il suo primo proprietario, fino al 1999 quando è stata acquistata all'asta, con circa 8000 km originali sul suo contachilometri, dal suo attuale proprietario italiano. Al momento del suo acquisto la 959 è stata ridipinta in nero, la tinta da questi preferita, per meglio abbinarsi alle altre vetture della sua collezione. Guidata, durante questa seconda proprietà per circa 4.000 km, la vettura, dopo essere stata riportata a lamiera, è stata sottoposta in tempi recenti, ad una riverniciatura di altissimo livello, nel suo colore argento originale dallo specialista Porsche Ermanno Cattaneo di Vercelli.

Meticolosamente mantenuta, questa innovativa Porsche è accompagnata da un faldone contenente tutte le fatture dei tagliandi ricevuti nel corso della sua vita, dimostrando così che è sempre stata sottoposta alla regolare, prevista, manutenzione. Questi documenti includono anche un recente tagliando completo, svolto nel 2015 presso una concessionaria Porsche, del valore di € 8.000. Offerta con il Certificato di Autenticità Porsche, questa 959 è dotata anche dei suoi libretti di servizio e dei suoi manuali d'uso e manutenzione oltre al kit attrezzi originali.

Sono passati oltre 30 anni da quando la 959 è stata presentata al Salone di Francoforte del 1985, e rimane ancora oggi un’automobile rivoluzionaria sotto ogni punto di vista. Tra le innovazioni tecniche che ha portato al debutto, e che avrebbero successivamente avuto larga diffusione, le sospensioni regolabili, il sistema di trazione a quattro ruote motrici intelligente ed i sensori di pressione dei pneumatici. Oggi questa 959, una delle più eccezionali Porsche stradali mai costruite in serie, si presenta in condizioni esemplari in tutto e con un chilometraggio eccezionalmente basso. Offerta all’asta per la prima volta in 18 anni, questa supercar con due soli proprietari all’attivo, è in grado di soddisfare anche i collezionisti più esigenti.

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