The Dakar Porsche will sell at the auction for the first time

The Dakar Porsche will sell at the auction for the first time

July 3, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

In the autumn, the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta (PEC) will host an auction dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the German brand. On it for the first time will be put up for public auction racing Porsche 959 – one of three copies of the sports car, built for the rally “Paris-Dakar” in 1985. There, the auction house Sotheby’s intends to sell the prototype of the 959th – presumably, the only one, preserved in working order.

The Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar for sale is a car with a chassis number “010015”. In 1985, the sports car was run by RenĂ© Metge and Dominique Lemoine. Of the three cars that took part in the Dakar, this Porsche is the only one who left the race because of a breakdown. Other cars suffered in accidents.

Despite the failure, the car was used to prepare for the 1986 rally. A year later, three 959’s took the first, second and sixth place in the overall standings. According to the auction house, out of six Dakar Porsche to our days lived five cars. Two or three of these are in private collections. For a unique Porsche plan to raise up to 3.4 million dollars .

The second machine, 959 Prototype, was used by brand engineers to test electrical systems and units in a hot climate. In total, of the 12 prototypes of the 959th, three or four copies survived. From the production car 959 Prototype differs form of rear wing, magnesium wheel disks and head optics. Approximate price of the sports car will be 1.3-1.6 million dollars.

In the spring auction house Gooding & Company put up for auction the first racing Porsche 911 with a turbo engine – RSR 2.1 Turbo. The car, which took part in the World Championship among the 1974 marks and came second in the overall “24 Hours of Le Mans”, was estimated at six to eight million dollars.