This Fake Porsche 959 Is Built On Something Very Special

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Remove the body kit and you'll find out why.

The Porsche 959 is one of the most iconic supercars of all time. Along with the Ferrari F40, 959 posters adorned countless bedroom walls of young (and old) gearheads across the world for years. Less than 400 examples were built of what was the world's fastest road-legal production car when it launched in 1986. A top speed of 197 mph is still very impressive today.

As can be expected, Porsche 959s currently command extremely high price tags. If you don't have at least $1.5 million to spend, then forget it. Treat yourself to a new Porsche 911 Carrera for $100,000 instead. Like any iconic supercar, there have also been many 959 replicas over the years, some better than others. This is one such example.

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This Porsche 959 replica currently up for sale on Craigslist is actually an accident-free 1977 911S wearing a 959 body kit. Not only is it fairly low mileage for its age (87,350), but it's also mostly rust-free. The 959-inspired body panels can easily be removed because a previous owner replaced the original ones with the 959 body kit. No actual cutting was involved. The original fenders were simply removed and replaced. There's no mention in the listing whether the original fenders still even exist, so it's doubtful they're included in the sale.

However, the original 2.7-liter flat-six engine remains and is in relatively good condition. Both carburetors are also in good condition, while the interior is clean and has aged very well. There aren't even any rips in the seats. The asking price is $22,000 though this could be negotiable.

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This really isn't an unreasonable sum to ask given the increasing value of classic-bodied 911s in recent years. Of course, some 911s are worth more than others, sometimes an awful lot more, but all have solid investment potential. This one just needs some tender love and care, starting with removing the body kit (replacement fenders shouldn't be too hard to find). The engine will definitely require attention, and check the hoses before starting it up. It's also worth investigating whether this is a numbers matching 911. The seller cannot verify whether they are or not, but it shouldn't be a problem for potential buyers to check.

And then there's this: high-quality used examples of the 1977 Porsche 911S can easily sell for over six-figures. If this example is numbers matching, then this could be an amazing investment, assuming the restoration costs are kept in check.

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