Broad Arrow Auctions Is Selling a Rare 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort Later This Month

Apr 17, 2024 2 min read
Broad Arrow Auctions Is Selling a Rare 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort Later This Month

Iconic 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort with Canepa Upgrades Set for Auction.

A rare 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort, enhanced with Canepa "Gen. 3" engine enhancements and "Canepa S" suspension, is slated for auction, offering car enthusiasts and collectors an extraordinary opportunity to own a piece of automotive history. This particular model, chassis number WP0ZZZ95ZJS900139, stands out not only for its technological advancements but also for its meticulous upkeep and distinctive Guards Red finish over Dark Grey Metallic leather interior—one of just 29 Komforts originally specified in this eye-catching combination.

Originally delivered in Germany and priced at approximately 430,000 DM (around $225,000 in 1988), the 959 was a bargain for what it cost Porsche to produce, given the extensive engineering and development invested into each car. This vehicle remained in Japan from 1990 until 2015, where it was a part of the burgeoning exotic car scene fueled by the country's economic boom. It accumulated just over 8,000 miles during its time in Japan, reflecting its well-preserved state.

Upon its arrival in the United States in 2016, this 959 underwent significant enhancements at Canepa's renowned facility in Scotts Valley, California, including a power boost and suspension modifications to enhance both performance and reliability. Other notable updates included air conditioning and heater improvements, upgraded headlights, and new brake pads. The car also retains several original parts removed during modifications, such as the muffler and suspension components, which are included in the sale.

This 959 has continued to receive meticulous care, including visits to Porsche Chandler for regular services and updates, such as turbocharger replacements, fluid changes, and a coolant reservoir repair. In 2022, it received a full paint protection film treatment to preserve its stunning exterior. Now showing just over 8,500 miles, this Porsche 959 remains a testament to the brand's innovation during the 1980s, combining luxury with advanced technology. With its provenance, rare color scheme, and excellent condition, this Porsche 959 Komfort represents a unique collector opportunity, expected to command a high value at the upcoming auction.

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