Porsche 959 offered for $935,000

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Porsche 959 offered for $935,000

A rare Porsche supercar has been advertised for sale on eBay for a staggering $935,000.

The 959, along with its arch nemesis the Ferrari F40, represented the pinnacle of 80s performance car engineering, and was regarded as one of the most technically advanced vehicles of its era.

Built to satisfy the homologation rules of the now banned Group B of rallying, the 959 was monstrously fast. Its 2.8-litre twin-turbocharged engine catapulted it to 62mph from a standstill in just 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 195mph – figures that stand up against the best performance cars of today, never mind three decades ago.

With just 337 ever made, the 959 is amongst the rarest cars on the planet. But now you've got the chance to own this automotive icon, provided you can stump up the eye-watering asking price.

Having covered just 4,865 miles, the advertised example is fitted with a leather-wrapped Porsche roll-cage and does without the standard fit sunroof, which was a delete option.

This 959 has also had some choice modifications from Porsche specialists Canepa Design, including an upgraded fuel system and optimised cam timing. While this has no doubt improved performance and engine longevity, purists and collectors may be put off by this example's lack of factory originality.

However, one key selling point for US buyers is that this 959 is California emissions certified, which as Bill Gates would tell you, is a tricky hurdle to jump. His very own 959 spent years languishing in a US Customs garage after being imported from Germany, due to its lack of Environmental Protection Agency approval.

Feeling flush? You can view the original eBay advert for the Porsche 959 here.