An all-black 1988 Porsche 959 is heading to the auction block where it's expected to fetch anywhere between $1.6 and $1.8 million.

An all-black 1988 Porsche 959 is heading to the auction block where it's expected to fetch anywhere between $1.6 and $1.8 million.

Porsche built approximately 337 units of the 959 supercar between 1986 and 1989 and at the time of its release it was the fastest production car in the world. This particular car built for the 1988MY is a US-spec version of which only around 50 cars were ever made. It's wearing a "flat black" paint and only two other cars have received the same apocalyptic finish. Very important for collectors, the 959 has been factory maintained throughout its entire 27-year existence so it's in top notch condition.

Power comes from a flat-six twin-turbo engine pushing out 444 bhp (331 kW), enough for a top speed of 197 mph (317 km/h) which was the highest ever when the car came out in 1986. However, just one year later the legendary Ferrari F40 took the top speed title by being the first production car to surpass the 200 mph (322 km/h) barrier.

This very desirable Porsche 959 featuring a Kevlar roof and six-speed manual gearbox will be auctioned by Gooding & Company during Pebble Beach 2015 set for this August.

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