It comes with nearly $30k of service receipts.

When the Porsche 959 was new, government regulations in the United States made them impossible to import, and the supercars gained legendary status as one of the ultimate pieces of automotive forbidden fruit. To the joy of many wealthy collectors in the U.S, enough time has passed that the laws have ceasing being an issue. The 959 is now legal in America, and Mecum as a gorgeous example up for auction during Monterey Car Week. The company expects it to sell for between $1.1 million and $1.3 million.

This 1987 959 in Komfort trim is number 36 of 292 produced and comes in Porsche’s famous Guards Red with a Triple Gray interior. The 2.8-liter biturbo flat six with 444 horsepower looks like a sculpture in the back. A five-speed manual routes power to a sophisticated all-wheel drive system. The suspension features adjustable ride height and damping from controls in the cabin – a cutting edge feature in the late ‘80s.

A German owner took delivery of this 959 in October 1987 and added a McIntosh sound system with CD player at around that time. It’s otherwise stock, though. The car comes with the complete tool kit and all the necessary manuals. The sale also includes a binder of service records with nearly $30,000 of invoices, according to Mecum. One receipt in the gallery above shows a receipt for 17,301 pounds ($22,560 at current rates) from late December 2014.

We can’t wait to see how much this 959 sells for in the auction. These supercars are very rare, especially in the U.S, and vintage Porsche prices just keep increasing. Those factors could be a recipe for big numbers from this classic coupe.

Source: Mecum Auctions

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