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Old 11-26-2001, 09:05 PM   #31
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bill gates didnt manage it eh? well, its nice to see the guy fail at something for once

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i'm sure he failed at getting pussy in high school.... lol
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Old 12-25-2001, 02:43 PM   #32
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it is completely impossible to drive one on the streets in the us. to make them leagal you have to have them crash tested by the gov. but porsche, who's sole goal on this car was to make the ultimate car with this one, was not willing to let any of thier pieces of art die. these cars were sold at an enormous loss to porsche. I think they costed something like 50k more to produce then they sold them for. at least that is what i have heard. amazing car though.
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Old 01-05-2002, 12:12 PM   #33
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i dunno guys, i just read this thread and i dont think i saw anyone mention the fact that its All Wheel Drive.....
I would also not say this car has a 0-60 in just over 4 seconds. From everything I have ever read on this car, the 0-60 times are in the 3.6 sec range. I mean c'mon, my truck does 0-60 in under 5 seconds, more like 4.7 probably, so give Porsche a little me credit
Also, I think its possible to get one in the US, driving it may be a different story. If Bill Gates had as much knowledge in the automotive world as he does cash, he could do it...
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Old 01-21-2002, 09:08 AM   #34
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It's not possible to get one in the US , because of the emission rates , and crash tests they didn't pass becuase they are to valuable to be crashed... Anyway this thing someone told about porsche was losing on selling it... nobody would do it , but it was really hype , you couldn't just go to the dealer and buy one , you had to be famous or something like that , borris becker wanted one but they didn't make one for him , althought he wanted to pay the bill . So try to imagine how it was...
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Old 01-22-2002, 06:01 PM   #35
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i have no doubt in my mind that you could have one sent to the US as "parts", then reassemble it back to its original condition. its been done before.
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Old 01-22-2002, 09:43 PM   #36
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there are a few 959s in the US.... i think it's around 10
forget where i read it
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Old 01-23-2002, 11:32 AM   #37
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there are a few 959s in the US.... i think it's around 10
forget where i read it
I have real doubts about that one...
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Old 01-23-2002, 02:57 PM   #38
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here's a little article about it: http://erntheburn.tripod.com/autos/959/95911.htm

yeah it says there are no legal 959s in the US, but there are illegal ones around
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Old 06-10-2002, 11:34 AM   #39
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the 959 has gotta b one of the most under rated cars ever. it was wayyyyyyy ahead of its time and will still make many new "super" cars look stupid. The F40 was better yeh, but is there anything the F40 isnt better than for speed, handling, noise, driving experience and basically everything?
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Old 07-09-2002, 11:03 PM   #40
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Actually, it is now legal to own a 959 here in the US. I can't remember where I read this but it was about 1 week ago. Supposedly Bill Gates got a law passed (don't quote me on that) to allow certain "illegal" supercars to be street legal here. However, there were a few rules & regulations that still had to be followed. I think emissions had to be passed (not sure) and there were a few limits. No distributor could import one of these cars. Also, if you imported one and followed the rules for making it street legal, there was a max limit on yearly driving (2k-3k miles per year I think). I could have sworn this was in an article, in a magazine or in the news. Has anyone heard of this?
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Old 03-08-2003, 08:38 AM   #41
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so painfull to c this!:cry:
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Old 03-08-2003, 08:57 AM   #42
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Oh God! I'm crying right now. Whoever recked that 959 should be shot. They could donate the wreckage to me though, and I would forgive them.
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Old 03-08-2003, 09:21 AM   #43
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lol!
this is the site where they have aton of wrecked exotics!
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Old 03-09-2003, 05:00 AM   #44
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Old 03-14-2003, 08:51 AM   #45
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MOre truth

1) 284 original cars. 8 more latte including one for M. Schumacher, since sold.

2) The "gates" bill> Show and Display. See Autoweek, 1/9/01. Gates car. (have VIN) here since 2001.

3) there have been approximately 20 illegal 959s in the country since 1988. Ask Canepa. But don't believe they are all his.
Lauren, Dr. Stone, Hendick (now M. Jordan/Oakley Sunglasses), one 959S in NC, Canepa, varies, Oats Chanlders (last 959S, 905030), other htat have floated through Andial at one time or another.

4) currently there are 30 959s here under S&D.
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