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Did I see a real 959 or a fake?


MclarenF1LM
08-15-2003, 02:46 PM
When I was Driving around yesterday I was struck by the Beautifull
sight of a brillient red Porsche 959. I'd like to say for shure it was real but I can't. You see there are some real 959s in the US ,some of wich
are here illegaly, but there are also a whole lot more fake 959s ,many looking almost exactly like the real ones.

Does any one here have any information that might leed to an answer?

crayzayjay
08-15-2003, 06:02 PM
When I was Driving around yesterday I was struck by the Beautifull
sight of a brillient red Porsche 959. I'd like to say for shure it was real but I can't. You see there are some real 959s in the US ,some of wich
are here illegaly, but there are also a whole lot more fake 959s ,many looking almost exactly like the real ones.

Does any one here have any information that might leed to an answer?


Impossible to give you a meaningful answer without having actually seen it

MclarenF1LM
08-16-2003, 01:29 PM
Yea I geus your right. Since it looked exactly like
the real thing for now I'll call it real. Either way it was
an awsome sight

hakka
08-17-2003, 02:15 PM
where are you located? There is a guy in So-Cal with the only legal 959S in the US...it is Guards red. He is in the process of converting approx. 6 more silver cars.

MclarenF1LM
08-21-2003, 07:55 PM
Yeah I didn't know abouut the one in South Carolina,
but I've been doing some studiing on the 959 and
I found out that several others were legalized in the
U.S. including 2 that Bill Gates has(he got them legalized
in 2001). There's also one in a San Francisco Museum
. I also read an Road Test from road and track on the
959 and I wonder if that test was done in the U.S..

hakka
09-07-2003, 07:37 PM
not South Carolina, southern California (so-cal)

MclarenF1LM
09-08-2003, 11:49 AM
Oh yes South California. I just read about that one.

911S_TARGA_RSR
11-06-2003, 12:08 AM
They should have legalized it along time ago.

MclarenF1LM
11-06-2003, 10:50 AM
They should have legalized it along time ago.

I agree with you completely, but better late than never, that's
what I always say.

BTW I just read an article about the U.S. legal 959 in AutoWeek.

Here's the link to it.

http://www.autoweek.com/cat_content.mv?port_code=autoweek&cat_code=coverstory&loc_code=index&content_code=09282484

Seem it only got better over the years.

crayzayjay
11-07-2003, 06:41 AM
What an arduous process to go through... i guess a 959 can do that to people :D

MclarenF1LM
11-18-2003, 02:03 PM
What an arduous process to go through... i guess a 959 can do that to people
You bet it can, and it's worth it.

Meeyatch1
12-11-2003, 10:13 PM
There is one in the Midwest. Silver/Black with only 1500 miles on the odometer.

pod
01-03-2004, 12:56 AM
olny way to truely tell (other than picking over it) is by the engine note and even then its hard

The Bu$iness Man
02-14-2005, 07:31 PM
Hey why are the 959's illegal in the US in the first place?

porscheguy9999
03-03-2005, 12:27 AM
Hey why are the 959's illegal in the US in the first place?

Because Porsche did not want to give the US Government 4 of them for crash testing. That, and I dont know if they comply with US emissions regs. But you probably saw a 993, or somthing. Jerry Seinfeld has one in his 20 car garage in Mannhatan Island. Its the Crown Jewel of his Porsche collection, besides mabey his Carerra GT. What sucks is that he can never touch pavement in it.

81911targasc
05-01-2005, 11:47 AM
Ive seen many conversions from a 993 to a 959.
Thats probably what you saw.

porscheguy9999
10-22-2005, 02:22 AM
Wow. Not a post in this forum for over 5 months... Anyways, I found out recently that Bill Gates bought a 959 and the Govt. said he couldnt drive it on the road (due to Porsche not wanting to give 4 to the Govt. to crash test), but he got his top programmers and comuter people to make a virtual crash test and the Govt. accepted it and now its legal in the US.

Samurai75007
01-20-2006, 12:16 AM
well there is one in this months DuPont registry there are two for sale. My uncle was looking at the silver one but insted went for a Ferrari F430.

Silver 1987 Porsche 959 (http://www.drautos.com/search/srDetails.asp?itemid=242997&sessionkey={BBB9DA3D-E30C-4544-9F35-CE5A0690A6B3})

Red 1989 Porsche 959 (http://www.drautos.com/search/srDetails.asp?itemid=257058&sessionkey={BBB9DA3D-E30C-4544-9F35-CE5A0690A6B3})

Bahn Burner
05-24-2006, 11:16 AM
if that 959 you saw was guards red, then i too have seen it. I was taking a drive on highway 9 (up here in Nor Cal) when i saw what appeared to be the tail section of a 959. Sure enough, it was a 959. I had my N/A 944 at the time, so i followed him as best i could, but when he hit a straight stretch of road, that baby took off like a rocket!! I don't think i'll ever see one again...

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