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WOW - Saw a 959 Prototype today, pics coming soon!

Chassis #8, no drivetrain or suspension. I may purchase it, but not sure for what, or why. It would match very well with that wrecked one in Japan. Chassis #00008. Very, very cool, you don't see stuff like this every day.

Pics coming soon!

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Wayne:

Any way you can get hold of whoever bought the 959 in Japan?

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What if anything is different on the prototype car?
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"not sure for what, or why."

You don't really have to ask yourself that question.

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Is this an April fools joke?! :-)
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man, you are like me and '73 911 NLA parts..........on a buying spree !! i am sure glad i'm not shopping for 959 parts !
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remember that tom hanks movie - Money Pit

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I may purchase it, but not sure for what, or why.
Because opportunity knocked, and you answered?
There must be a reason why opportunity knocked, so don't question it.
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Very, very cool car. Did the factory put all of those miles on it?

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I love it -- that one pic showing the dash gauge with the emoticon 959s in profile is as indecipherable as the fresh air controls on a 911. What does that center-left one mean, if you're driving on the Atlantic Ocean ... ?

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Brian, the factory thought that would be easier to understand for US buyers than the original german label for that setting - gezckewjxciewgrieggenschaaattzzz.
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Too funny. If you look at that bottom one, it almost appears like there's a portion of the McDonald's golden arches logo hovering over the hood. Like, "When you're hungry ... "

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I love it -- that one pic showing the dash gauge with the emoticon 959s in profile is as indecipherable as the fresh air controls on a 911. What does that center-left one mean, if you're driving on the Atlantic Ocean ... ?

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Methinks someone has too much free time on their hands. Since this is what you really want to hear, I'll go ahead and say it:

You should buy up every semi-reasonably priced 959 chassis you can get your hands on, both for your car and for sale because of the ever increasing cost of parts. They'll call you "Mr. 959."
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Get it for the speedometer! Can you imagine your non- car guy (or girl) passengers seeing that needle arcing up and past 180 -200 range?
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Seems pretty clear...I'll bet they represent configuring the suspension for rain, snow, bumpy terrain and (the bottom one) lowering the whole car.
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