Group B encompasses what is, to many fans of the sport, rally racing’s golden era. And it wasn’t just the fans that saw this, as major manufacturers tried to get in on the sport as a result. Perhaps the most bonkers Group B rally car of all time, however, was the Porsche 959. And now one of those very cars is headed to auction.
This particular 959 was built in 1985 and built to partake in the Paris-Dakar off-road rally. And with a 3.2-liter flat-6 borrowed from a 911 Carrera, all-wheel drive, and a beefed-up off-road suspension, it was practically a supercar when compared to its contemporaries. This particular one – of only six that were ever built – actually didn’t complete the race, due to a failure in the oil line. That hiccup has since been rectified and everything else is original, meaning that this car is still built to racing spec – including its iconic Rothmans livery. This ultra-rare rally car should fetch a pretty high price at RM Sotheby’s Porsche auction this October, with an estimated take of $3-3.4 million.
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