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A Porsche 959 Coupè for sale at Bonhams Spa Classic Sale on 24 may

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La Bonhams Spa Classic Sale presenterà più di 40 fantastiche automobili e 14 lotti di automobilia accuratamente selezionati. L’evento si svolge il prossimo 24 maggio presso il famoso circuito di Spa Francorchamps, in Belgio.

La Porsche 959 vanta una velocità massima di 195 mph (314 km/h), il che al rendeva la più veloce vettura di serie al mondo negli anni ‘80. Alla Bonhams Spa Classic uno splendida Porsche 959 Coupé del 1988, stimata € 700,000-900,000.

Philip Kantor, Bonhams responsabile europeo del reparto Motoring: “La vettura in questione è rimasta sempre al proprietario originale e quest’anno la 959 festeggia il suo 30° anniversario. Sembra proprio che sia il momento giusto per acquistare una macchina fantastica. Con otto Porsche in vendita alla prossima Spa Classic Sale, si prepara un evento davvero appetitoso per ogni collezionista”.

Concepita nei primi anni ‘80 come una quattro ruote motrici per concorrere al Gruppo B, fu presentata come concept car al Salone di Francoforte del 1983, e nonostante la successiva non partecipazione agli eventi per i quali era stata destinata, entrò in produzione limitata nel 1987.

La macchina era più veloce di qualsiasi altra concorrente ma tuttavia, come nella tradizione Porsche, era comoda, pratica e affidabile. In effetti, con i suoi vetri e specchietti elettrici, climatizzatore, sedili riscaldati e il superbo impianto stereo, la 959 rivaleggiava anche tra le berline di lusso.

Nel 1986 René Metge e Dominique Lemoyne vinsero la massacrante Parigi-Dakar con la loro 959 Rothmans e anche la versione da pista arrivò settima a Le Mans di quell’anno, vincendo la classe GT2 IMSA.

Splendide prestazioni per una vettura prodotta solamente in meno di 300 esemplari.

Ecco una carrellata di alcune delle vetture in asta.

Bonhams Spa Classic takes place on 24 May in Spa Francorchamps, Belgium. For more information visit https://www.bonhams.com/departments/MOT-CAR/

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Bonhams annual Spa Classic Sale will showcase more than 40 fantastic motor cars and 14 lots of carefully selected automobilia. The sale takes place 24 May at the famous Circuit at Spa Francorchamps, Belgium.

Upon introduction, the Porsche 959 boasted a top speed of 195 mph (314 km/h), making it the world’s fastest street-legal production car. Bonhams Spa Classic sale features an excellent example of this iconic model, a 1988 Porsche 959 Coupé, estimated at €700,000-900,000.

Philip Kantor, Bonhams European Head of Motoring, said: “This is an extremely original example, having remained with its first registered owner from new. This 1980s supercar is the rarest and most revolutionary Porsche, and this year it celebrates its 30th anniversary so it’s the perfect time to acquire such a fantastic car. With eight exciting Porsche offered at the upcoming Spa Classic Sale, it’s a wonderful event for any collector.”

The 959 represented the ultimate in automobile design, successfully adapting state-of-the art racing technology for road use, and even today its specification remains unmatched.

Conceived in the early 1980s as a four-wheel-drive Group B competitor, it was first displayed in ‘concept car’ form at the 1983 Frankfurt Motor Show, and despite the subsequent abandonment of the events for which it had been intended, it entered limited production in 1987.

The car was faster than just about anything else on the road, and yet, in the Porsche tradition, was comfortable, practical and reliable. Indeed, with its electric windows and mirrors, climate control, electric heated seats and superb stereo system, the 959 rivalled many a limousine for luxury.

Although its Group B raison d-être had ceased to exist, the Porsche 959 did achieve one major competition victory. In 1986 René Metge and Dominique Lemoyne won the gruelling Paris-Dakar Rally in their works 959 with similar cars in second and seventh places. The race-developed variant finished seventh at Le Mans that year, winning the IMSA GT2 class. In total, fewer than 300 of these exclusive supercars were made.

Bonhams Spa Classic takes place on 24 May in Spa Francorchamps, Belgium. For more information visit https://www.bonhams.com/departments/MOT-CAR/

Meridianae.com – Manuel Galvez & Andrea Foffi

www.meridianae.com – info@meridianae.com

www.oredelmondo.com – info@oredelmondo.com

 

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