807-Mile Porsche 959 Komfort sells for $2.1 Million!
Porsche 959 Komfort
On February 14, this low-mileage 1987 Porsche 959 set a new record on the Bring-A-Trailer website when it was sold for $2,120,000! It beat the $2 million paid for a Carrera GT on the same site just last month. It is a remarkable turnaround for the Porsche 959 on the popular auction website. The last 959 that appeared on the website failed to meet its reserve price of $810,000, and that was five years ago.
The 959 is widely regarded as Porsche’s first true supercar. It was far ahead of its time as far as technological innovations were concerned. Performance-wise, only the legendary F40 proved to be a worthy challenger.
This particular example is a Komfort model and one of only 337 examples produced between 1986 and 1988. It was originally made for the European market, but it spent time in a Japanese museum before being imported to the United States in 2015. The car is finished in Guards Red, matched with dark grey metallic leather on the interior.
It is a pristine example with features that include electronically controlled drive settings, a tire pressure monitoring system and 17″ hollow-spoke magnesium wheels. The Porsche 959 Komfort also has heated and power-adjustable sport seats, air conditioning, and a Blaupunkt Bremen cassette stereo system. The records indicate the car had a comprehensive service in 2021 that involved replacing the clutch slave cylinder, a front wheel, tires, and interior trim.
The car triggered a bidding war, and the price swiftly climbed past $1.6 million with ten days to go. In total, there were thirty-one offers before the winning bid. The 959 Komfort was accompanied by Porsche’s Certificate of Authenticity listing the factory colours, equipment, and powertrain numbers.