Did You Know This Epic One-Off Porsche 959 Convertible Exists?

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We should also mention it's for sale.

For many of us, the Porsche 959 was one of our dream cars back in the 1980s and 90s. Perhaps it still is, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. But we’ve only known the 959 to be a coupe. Turns out, one 959 convertible does exist, and it’s now up for sale. How did this one-off example come to be? By accident. Really. Supposedly, German racing driver Jurgen Lassig bought the car new and on his way home from the factory, via the Autobahn, he was involved in a serious collision with an Audi that suddenly pulled out in front of him.

The resulting accident saw the 959 land on its roof, and it was declared a total loss. But instead of allowing its parts to be salvaged, a collector bought the car and hired a company to chop off the crushed roof. Using 911 Cabrio top components, the first and only 959 Cabrio came alive. Aside from its custom-built roof, everything else, including its 2.9-liter twin-turbo flat-six, remains stock. Its performance abilities also remain: 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph. It interior is covered in beautiful blue leather, too. A private Italian collector is now selling it for an undisclosed price, and there’s only around 5,000 miles on the odometer.

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