In the realm of automotive masterpieces, the 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort stands as a testament to innovation, performance, and exclusivity. This exceptional specimen, set to grace the stage at Kissimmee 2024, is not merely a car; it's a chapter in the book of automotive history.
The Porsche 959, a groundbreaking creation of its time, redefined the sports car landscape with technological marvels that are now staples in modern supercars. Unlike its contemporaries—the raw Ferrari F40 and the flamboyant Lamborghini Countach—the 959 boasted electronic and mechanical advancements that elevated it to the pinnacle of luxury, reliability, and drivability.
Powered by a flat-6 engine derived from the victorious 962 race car, the 959's technological prowess extended to its water-cooled heads, specially designed BorgWarner 6-speed transmission, and the Porsche-Steur-Kupplung (PSK) system, allowing dynamic torque distribution between the front and rear axles.
Aesthetically, the 959 is a work of art, featuring Kevlar composite for its aerodynamic body, a signature wraparound rear spoiler, and bespoke 17-inch magnesium alloy wheels with run-flat tires—a testament to Porsche's commitment to excellence.
This particular 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort, finished in Silver Metallic with an "Interior to Sample" in black leather, is a rare gem among the 292 units ever produced. Imported to the U.S. and bestowed with a California Certificate of Conformance by Canepa Design, it underwent a "Stage One" engine upgrade, elevating its horsepower to a formidable 600 HP.
With a modest 14,679 miles on the odometer, this California smog-legal 959 comes with a rich history. Documented with Canepa service binders, a copy of the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, import documentation, owner’s manuals, and a unique multipiece tool kit, it stands as a paragon of automotive excellence.
The 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort is not just a car for collectors; it's a symphony of engineering, a canvas of design, and a journey through time. As it takes center stage at Kissimmee 2024, it beckons enthusiasts to witness the convergence of art and automotive ingenuity.