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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
1/3/24 12:17 p.m.
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Considering that a genuine Porsche 959 can easily set you back $1 million or more, is a DIY replica the next best thing?

What you are looking at is a 1983 Porsche 911 SC that has been (partially) made to look like a 959 with a body kit.

Sure, the car needs cosmetic work, but the Porsche is billed as …

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/3/24 12:37 p.m.

Ha, a 959 clone popped up in my FB Marketplace light night, and I thought it would be funny if you found the same car.

Yet you didn’t. 

aw614
aw614 HalfDork
1/3/24 1:16 p.m.

I wonder how many different kits they made back in the day, and which ones were the best or worst. I recall seeing an article on one in an old VW&Porsche magazine. 

CrustyRedXpress
CrustyRedXpress GRM+ Memberand Dork
1/3/24 1:22 p.m.

This is the 959 that mom says you have at home.

DavyZ
DavyZ New Reader
1/3/24 2:16 p.m.

The paint should buff out just fine and with a little TLC, I'm sure the interior will look great too.

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) UltimaDork
1/3/24 3:10 p.m.

Saw that the asking price was $32,500.  I imagine with another $32,500 spent on this thing it might be actually worth about... $30,000.

fidelity101
fidelity101 UberDork
1/3/24 3:30 p.m.

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

and yet. I'm still okay with that

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
1/3/24 3:30 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Ha, a 959 clone popped up in my FB Marketplace light night, and I thought it would be funny if you found the same car.

Yet you didn’t. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/3/24 3:37 p.m.

Here’s the one that popped up in my feed: 1968 Porsche 912 roller

Rodan
Rodan UltraDork
1/3/24 3:53 p.m.

I especially like the "P O R S" on the steering wheel.  The question is did they leave out an 'O', or is there an unneeded 'R'...?  cheeky

 

te72
te72 HalfDork
1/3/24 8:27 p.m.

Looks better than my Porsche... which is to say, I don't have one.

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
1/3/24 10:10 p.m.

Poorish

preach
preach GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
1/4/24 7:34 a.m.

It would look great sitting in my yard.

TexSquirrel
TexSquirrel New Reader
1/4/24 8:57 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Looks like a fun project.

Check out the "GT1" setting next to it.

AhBNormal
AhBNormal New Reader
1/4/24 11:06 a.m.

Trying not to come off as a downer here, but. BIL is back being treated for cancer. (He is taking a beating!) The other day he felt good enough to take me for a ride in his Porsche (screaming yellow turbo zonker). It is a year old. We were out for about an hour, he gave it a bit of a workout on some twisties, he was exhausted. He sat down and napped for a hour.

    While he was napping my Sis came to me. She said he is obviously in great pain, but asleep he was still smiling! I believe that car is now paid for in full, just from the joy and the smile on his face.

   Synopsis: Sometimes, LIVE! Resale value be damned!laugh

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
1/4/24 11:20 a.m.
Rodan said:

I especially like the "P O R S" on the steering wheel.  The question is did they leave out an 'O', or is there an unneeded 'R'...?  cheeky

 

Yeah the letters on the steering wheel had me scratching my head as well.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/4/24 12:49 p.m.
TexSquirrel said:

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Looks like a fun project.

Check out the "GT1" setting next to it.

Why the quotes? Maybe it’s a genuine, factory-built GT1? 

It could happen. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/4/24 12:50 p.m.

In reply to AhBNormal :

Oh, totally, it’s good for the soul. 

And hope your brother-in-law is healing well. 

AhBNormal
AhBNormal New Reader
1/5/24 11:17 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Thank You! Remember to LIVE! and Be Ready to Lose It All! We may only get today.

     Oh, and and Fu(4 RESALE VALUE! That's what stocks and bonds are for.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/5/24 1:05 p.m.

In reply to AhBNormal :

That is true, you never know what’s ahead. 

PT_SHO
PT_SHO New Reader
1/6/24 12:23 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

And if you dropped that body over a newer AWD model, it would outperform the 959.  Win-win, at half the cost of the 959 (I'm counting labor, I'm not crazy or skilled enough to pull it off).  Go challenge Jerry Seinfeld to a race with it....    Oh, was that the $2000 Challenge?  I thought you said $200K Challenge!  cheeky

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
1/6/24 12:44 p.m.

Judging by the wear on the driver's seat, the 41,000 miles on the odometer seems suspect.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/6/24 12:58 p.m.
CrustyRedXpress said:

This is the 959 that mom says you have at home.

Can't be, if I had it at home it'd be in bits all over my shop .

te72
te72 HalfDork
1/6/24 3:36 p.m.

In reply to AhBNormal :

Rpms and turbo noises saved me from myself in my younger days. Glad to hear your BIL is living life to the fullest, sounds like that Porsche is a fantastic purchase on his part. =)

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/9/24 9:13 a.m.

Saw this at Mecum on Saturday.

Genuine or not? 

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