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If I had a collection of 962s and a couple air cooled street cars Id easily be able to part with a 959
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:32 AM
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I hope you have photos with the kids in the car, they will be worth more than money to you and the kids in 20 years past...knowing they buzzed around in Porsche history.
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He's 14 years old now...

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Old 11-09-2018, 02:19 PM
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It is most certainly the right time to sell a 959. That was a solid move back in 2007 when no one cared for them. It would be funny to go back and talk to the people who told you not to back then.
I had to think about that for a bit. I don't think I wanted to give away the deal at the time, so I'm not really sure I mentioned it to *anyone*. Except my wife. She wanted to know why we were spending nearly 100% of the money we had made on selling our condo on a car. She didn't quite understand. I told her to trust me. If we sell the car at the auction, I will be able to say "see?". And my position of good will, will last for about a week or so, until I mess up the order for the take-out pizzas or something like that. JK...

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Before Byron pops in - want anything on trade?
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:13 PM
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I remember that car when it was for sale.
Sure, it was "cheap" by today's standard, but it still was quite a bit of money, esp. given the issues the car had (repaint in the wrong color, mechanical issues, etc.)
It looks like you've done a great job of getting that beauty in shape! I can see how selling it is a good idea, though.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:35 PM
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Great idea for you Wayne,

Didn't Bill Gates buy one of the first ones off the production line which remained in a bonded area for years? Well, if he still has it, he must be sick and tired of it. Go steal it from him. Don't just go and flip it either. That's the one you can keep, drive and make history with absolutely no guilt on depreciation.. Wouldn't that be the cream?
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Great idea for you Wayne,

Didn't Bill Gates buy one of the first ones off the production line which remained in a bonded area for years? Well, if he still has it, he must be sick and tired of it. Go steal it from him. Don't just go and flip it either. That's the one you can keep, drive and make history with absolutely no guilt on depreciation.. Wouldn't that be the cream?
I think he still has his. He's on the Show and Display import list:



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Its a shame when they cannot be driven and enjoyed as when you first buy them and you have to worry about accidental damage from road debris or negligence from a spectator at a car show.

As a teen in the '80s I used to love reading about the 288GTO and 959 rivalry and its a time period that is locked forever in my soul.
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Exactly what I am doing for the same reasons. Why hang on to expensive stuff and worry about storage, insurance, getting scratched at the ice cream stand, ...

These days I am looking to thin the herd and focus on an old Alfa spider, a '75 911S and an original Dodge power wagon. As we age many of us desire to simplify.
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Come on back...little further....little further....GOOD!....

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Come on back...little further....little further....GOOD!....

I get the need to be secure about a beautiful and rare Brinks Truck!

We have one (959) in our local PCA and it gets driven on occasion. I've been fortunate enough to see it on three events. Love all the info about them and the various doors for fluids. The 959 owner recently drove a GT2RS and loved the PDK, but he said it was too much car for him. We will see.


Maybe not too much car for Wayne though My wife likes the PDK!
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I have always loved the 959. I went to the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart just to see one and they had it out of rotation. Geez. Rare beast for sure. A new 911S probably matches it (30 years later) so it's cool to be able to get an idea of what it's like performance wise to drive one flat out.
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Exactly what I am doing for the same reasons. Why hang on to expensive stuff and worry about storage, insurance, getting scratched at the ice cream stand, ...

These days I am looking to thin the herd and focus on an old Alfa spider, a '75 911S and an original Dodge power wagon. As we age many of us desire to simplify.
Right on.
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