View high resolution photosExtremely rare - special order and special wish example Unique one-of-one configuration in black over a black leather interior Upgraded to Porsche factory Stage II with 597 horsepower 6,550 original miles (10,541 kilometers) Recent major Canepa service Matching numbers per Porsche Certificate of Authenticity Records, receipts, and documentation from new The Porsche 959, a defining automotive achievement that once again confirmed that Porsche was leading the technological advance of the automobile. Spearheaded by Peter Schutz, Porsches new president that took the reins in 1980, heavily favored the development of the beloved 911 platform. Porsches 959 saw its roots coming from the all-wheel drive 911 that was revealed at the 1981 Frankfurt Motor show. In 1983 the twin-turbo Gruppe B concept, destined to participate in the short-lived Group B FIA racing class, was revealed. Built on a heavily-modified steel tub that was taken from the Porsche 930, its similarities to other street 911s ended there. Lightweight composite panels composed of Kevlar were employed along with aluminum hood and doors for lightness. Extensive wind tunnel testing yielded bodywork that was zero lift, high downforce, and for optimal cooling. Ground-breaking designs such as ride adjustments from inside the cockpit, computer-controlled ABS system, cross-drilled brake discs, and run-flat tires were all standard. The race-derived hybrid cooled engine used water-cooled heads but air-cooled cylinders, skirting the jagged edge of historic lineage and cutting-edge technology. This allowed the engine to produced 450 horsepower, propel the car to 197 miles an hour, and provide what seemed like unlimited grip from its electronically controlled all-wheel drive system. Exact production numbers have always proven to be difficult to source, however the commonality across the board shows that around 250 Komfort models were produced, with a total of around 340 Porsche 959s produced. Initial orders were in the realm of $300,000, however the Porsche 959 was a losing proposition for Porsche (at least monetarily) as every car was rumored to cost more than double to produce, and almost bankrupt Porsche. This translated into what amounted to be a deal of the century for anyone able to purchase a Porsche 959. Any Porsche 959 can be considered a unique and special machine, engineered to the maximum level of what was attainable by Porsche. There are few that stand out among the rest, a rare spectacle, but this black-over-black 959 does this without effort. Underneath the hood remains the factory option code sticker, but instead of 3-digit option codes, there are three 5-digit codes. These codes help illustrate its uniqueness and rarity among even what is arguably a small batch of cars ever built. It was built new by special order for Porsche client Tobias Hagenmeyer, whos family founded the world famous GETRAG gearbox company of which he was president at the time. These three option codes were only recently shed light on by the Porsche Client Services department, nodding to that this 959 was a complete Special Order/Special Wishes example. It was optioned with the following: Special color to sample exterior in black Special color to sample interior in black Special carpeting to sample in black Sport Seats Left and Right in Solid Colors Electrically Operated Seats Left and Right Special Bridgestone Tires Vehicle to Domestic German Road-Rule Specifications Factory Direct Delivery with Road Registration Interestingly, the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity does not include any options beyond the equipment for Germany and Bridgestone tires. Research done by prior parties yielded answers from Porsche Client Services that the 5-digit codes are indeed linked to the 959s special wishes and curren
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