AUTOART P O R S C H E 9 5 9

New Zealand Classic Car - - Automobilia -

The Porsche 959 is leg­endary among Porschophiles. It was first man­u­fac­tured in 1986 as a Group B rally car, be­fore be­ing mar­keted as a road-le­gal pro­duc­tion car. The pro­duc­tion pe­riod lasted un­til 1993. The 336kw twin-turbo car was, at the time, the world’s fastest-ever pro­duc­tion car, with claims of a top speed of more than 320kph! It also paved the way for other all-wheel-drive Porsche mod­els. The launch mod­els sold from $340K, and the cars only ever climbed up­wards from that price. Mi­crosoft’s Bill Gates owns one of the most fa­mous 959s, which he pur­chased new but be­fore they were legally al­lowed to be driven in the US. Gates’ car was stored by US Cus­toms for 13 years be­fore he was able to take de­liv­ery of it. This su­perb model from AUTOART is avail­able im­me­di­ately and is as well pre­sented as the real thing. The 1/18-scale die-cast model is very def­i­nitely a car for the Porsche afi­cionado. Visit toy­mod.com for your near­est re­tailer.

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