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life is good when you're rich, huh, buddy??

Enjoy the new car! Looks awsome.
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life is good when you're rich, huh, buddy??

Enjoy the new car! Looks awsome.
Or mabe he's just an astute investor ...
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I'd really like to hear about parts availabilty. It would seem that virtually everything on the 959 would be unobtainium.

Beautiful car.
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Or mabe he's just an astute investor ...
Bingo. The money I've saved by renting instead of owning over the past three years would pay for more than 1/2 of the car...

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I'd really like to hear about parts availabilty. It would seem that virtually everything on the 959 would be unobtainium.

Beautiful car.
Suprisingly enough, Porsche seems to have a relatively large stash of things like brake discs, distributor caps, etc...

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Hey Wayne, first great story on the car! Hope to see it someday. Congrats.
Wasn't there a company in No Cal that bought several (approx 10+) 959 and had been essentially "importing" them? Couldn't have been more than 6 years ago I think I saw the story. They had made some changes that made them compliant and had rebuilt some engines to produce 600+ Hp.

Am I crazy or was that happening?
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Hey Wayne, first great story on the car! Hope to see it someday. Congrats.
Wasn't there a company in No Cal that bought several (approx 10+) 959 and had been essentially "importing" them? Couldn't have been more than 6 years ago I think I saw the story. They had made some changes that made them compliant and had rebuilt some engines to produce 600+ Hp.

Am I crazy or was that happening?
That was Bruce Canepa's shop in NoCal...

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I worked at the Nike campus in 2002, and one day I looked out my window into the courtyard, and I saw this. Registered in Oregon, don't know who it belonged to. It was the first time I knew that the 959 was finally streetable.
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Hi Wayne.

What's the latest news on the 959? Do you still own it?

And may I ask, Would it be for sale?
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Hi Wayne.

What's the latest news on the 959? Do you still own it?

And may I ask, Would it be for sale?
Still in his garage, very doubtful he is going to sell it.

Vehicle Name Porsche 959
Year 1987
Make Porsche
Model 959
Color Black
History One of the original 200 examples produced by Porsche in 1987, this is #037 to come off of the line.
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The 959 along with the Carrera GT are 2 Porsches' that are one of a kind cars.

Look forward to following the progress of your 959.

What was the stock HP?
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The factory HP is 450 and 370 pounds of torque, with 1/4 mile runs of 11.5 or so. When I was stationed in West Germany between 87 to 90, I remember seen only 2 959's in the road in all of the time I was there. With only 200 cars made and none for the US, I guess I was lucky to see then on the road, the same goes for the BMW M1 and Z1 cars that never came here to the US.

Wayne enjoy yours and keep it until it falls apart!
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The factory HP is 450 and 370 pounds of torque, with 1/4 mile runs of 11.5 or so. When I was stationed in West Germany between 87 to 90, I remember seen only 2 959's in the road in all of the time I was there. With only 200 cars made and none for the US, I guess I was lucky to see then on the road, the same goes for the BMW M1 and Z1 cars that never came here to the US.

Wayne enjoy yours and keep it until it falls apart!
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