Porsche has had a lot of iconic releases over its many decades of churning out sports cars in Stuttgart, but perhaps the most legendary of all is the 959. The ultimate Porsche supercar, the 959 debuted in 1986 as the fastest and most advanced road-going car ever built. But before making its debut, there were several series of 959 prototypes built by Porsche. The earliest was the F-Series prototypes, of which a dozen were made. Of those, just three or four are believed to still exist today, and only one of those is believed to be in running condition. And it just went up for sale.
The seventh of twelve Porsche 959 prototypes ever built has been listed for sale in Germany, and whoever ends up buying it is going to have ultimate automotive bragging rights. The car was used by Porsche for testing the car’s electrical systems and hot weather performance, and thankfully it managed to escape the extinction that befalls most Porsche prototypes. The car puts out 450 HP through a five-speed manual transmission, and there’s only 26,520 km on the odometer. The prototype has bodywork that is quite close to what’s seen on the production 959 and has an exterior finished in “Rubinrot” (ruby red) with a wine leather interior. There are numerous differences that distinguish this prototype from your average 959, however, including the lack of power steering, rear seatbacks, a passenger-side mirror, and other omissions. This 1985 Porsche 959 F-Series Prototype, dubbed “F7,” is being sold through Mechatronik in Germany. Price is available on request, and we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see this one-of-a-kind supercar bring in an earth-shattering sum.
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