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January 4, 2010

Paris Dakar Winning Porsche 959 in the Wild

By Patrick Ernzen

desert-motors.com

In many areas, seeing a Porsche 911 Turbo out on the streets is a rare sight.  Virtually anywhere, seeing a Porsche 959 out and about is extremely rare.  However, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you are, it just doesn’t get more rare than seeing a Paris Dakar winning Porsche 959 driven on public streets.

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1986 Porsche 959 Paris Dakar

With only three cars being built, the other two which are in museums, even in terms of rare Porsches, it’s a unicorn. In 1986, Porsche entered three 959s in the 7,500 mile rally (numbered 185, 186 and 187) and with Rene Metge behind the wheel and Dominic Lemoyne navigating, this particular car, 186, took first place. For more photos of this car, along with other great cars that came out to the cars and coffee event, check out the full gallery at Desert-Motors.com.

1986 Porsche 959 Paris Dakar

1986 Porsche 959 Paris Dakar

Comments

moparcrazy69
Jan 6, 2010 at 7:59 am

PLEASE NOMINATE MY 1969 ROADRUNNER FOR SHOW OFF OF THE WEEK!, Thank you!

Legacy_camaro
Jan 4, 2010 at 7:13 pm

THATS THE WAY YA DO IT! Whats the point of a bazillion dollar car if your not going to drive it!

VWLarry
Jan 4, 2010 at 10:44 am

To my way of thinking, it’s kind of sad that Porsche has pretty much (no…make that “completely”) lost the maverick spirit that is embodied by this automobile. Conformism does not become the House of Porsche. But, the entire German automobile industry has been more or less driven in this direction by forces from within, and without, in recent years. It’s shocking, though to see the speed of the transformation as it unfolds. What’s equally surprising is the nearly passive way the enthusiast community is accepting it. For this old-time KrautKar freak, though, the melody is gone. They’ve lost me.

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