Porsche 959 - Unique 'One-Off' Cars in Australia pt.3

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Back in 2009, we put together a list of 13 of our favourite one-offs that had been featured in Unique Cars – or advertised for sale (not counting modified cars or ‘specials’). At number three was this Porsche 959

 

Porsche 959

From Unique Cars #300, Jun/Jul 2009

Just about every Porsche is special in some way but once in a while the Stuttgart sports car maker produces something so desirable and important for its time that it will always be coveted by collectors. Such is the 959 supercar, a limited-production model that featured ground-breaking four-wheel drive, driver-adjustable ride settings, exotic lightweight materials, Group C-inspired racing brakes and 331kW twin-turbo flat-six.

Like most of the 283 examples built from 1987, Oz’s only 959 is a ‘Comfortable’ model, benefitting from a few more creature comforts inside. Trucking magnate and discerning car collector Lindsay Fox kindly let us photograph and experience his left-hand drive silver-metallic 959, chassis no.242, a car he bought new in August 1988. We’ll be forever grateful.

| Read next: 1988 Porsche 959 gallery 

 

Our top 13 'One-Off' list:

1. Nissan R34 GT-R Z-Tune

2. Studebaker Commander Cabriolet

3. Porsche 959

4. Lincoln Model K Lebaron Coupe

5. Plymouth AAR 'Cuda

6. Chevrolet Corvette L88

7. Clement

8. 1938 Lancia Astura Farina Cabriolet

9. 1958 Buick Limited

10. Alfa Romeo G1

11. BMW M1

12. Ferrari 750 Monza

13. Dodge Daytona

 

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