This Porsche 959 Got Wrecked On The Way To Auction; Still Sold For $467,500

A bizarre accident saw this one-of-294 Porsche 959 Komfort take severe damage as it was being transported to auction… but it didn’t put the bidders off
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This totalled Porsche 959 still fetched $467,500 at auction after a bizarre accident en route to the sale left it looking like a write-off.

According to a report on Car & Driver (North American IP address required), the 959 was being towed in a dedicated, enclosed car trailer when the whole assembly detached from the vehicle towing it. Oh dear. The trailer left the road and hit a tree. Double-oh dear. The car, which had been secured the usual way with tie-down straps, broke free in the initial impact and hit the tree as well, hence the trunk-shaped hole in its nose.

This Porsche 959 Got Wrecked On The Way To Auction; Still Sold For $467,500

There’s heavy, heavy damage to the front, but you don’t need us to tell you that. The left-hand drive collector’s item, one of just 294 ‘Komfort’ spec cars ever built, has also lost its passenger-side front wheel, no doubt owing to a few bent or broken suspension components.

This Porsche 959 Got Wrecked On The Way To Auction; Still Sold For $467,500

A video recorded before the eventual sale by auctioneers Mecum shows that the tear-jerkingly broken 959 does still start and (sort of) drive, but it’s clearly not in a good way. Even so, someone clearly still wanted it badly. With only 3657 miles under its belt this rare old German beast’s value will be much higher after the repairs.

What’s not clear is whether the seller was driving the tow car or whether it was a contractor working for Mecum. Either way, we hope the insurance policy was, ahem, robust.

Source: Road & Track


Porsche 959 (CarThrottle's only Facel Vega fanboy, still act

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)


08/28/2018 - 14:06 |
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Kris Amill

Bargain if you ask me…

08/28/2018 - 14:00 |
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In reply to by Kris Amill

Maybe a bargain, but I’m still $467,000 short :(

08/28/2018 - 14:01 |
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08/28/2018 - 14:03 |
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You have to really want it in order to actually still bid that high for a totaled 959. +1 Respect points for actually still buying it.

08/28/2018 - 14:03 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

We all know who would be crazy enough to buy this

08/28/2018 - 14:28 |
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German Perfectionist

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Buy it for 460k, fix it for 200k, sell it for 1 million. Even if the prices might not be exactly accurate, that’s definitely what the buyer was going for: Profit.

08/28/2018 - 14:32 |
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Marco Q (hi)

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

I mean, for a hella mad project car its nice, can’t keep it stock anymore anyways…

08/28/2018 - 23:49 |
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A Car Guy

Aaaaahhh 😭😭😭 whyyy! 😫This is the saddest thing I’ve seen all day! 😭😭😭😫😫

08/28/2018 - 14:19 |
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Nothing a little duct tape and zip ties can’t fix!

08/28/2018 - 14:21 |
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Porsche’s trunk vs Nature’s trunk

08/28/2018 - 14:26 |
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Fix it, sell it. Good investion.

08/28/2018 - 14:46 |
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William Challenger

when will you fix the Site?
and when we are on it! when will you react CT?

08/28/2018 - 15:23 |
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Whats with all of the hate comments. Ct has remained the same for months

08/28/2018 - 20:08 |
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Now that is something I wasn’t expecting. That really sucks.
But I still wouldn’t bid 460k on it, maybe 100k.

08/28/2018 - 15:45 |
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You wouldn’t get it either then

08/29/2018 - 08:35 |
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