Porsche 959 “Reimagined” by Canepa, 1 of 50 Chassis 003
While the new models from Porsche present the latest and greatest aspects of modern-day automotive manufacturing, historic examples continue to hold significance throughout the vast community of car enthusiasts and collectors. No conversation on Porsche can go on without mentioning the iconic 959, a limited production performance chassis only best described as ‘One of the greatest ‘supercars’ of all time’. The passionate team at Canepa of Scotts Valley, California are proud to showcase this magnificent 1988 Porsche 959 ‘Reimagined’ as part of its incredible inventory of modern supercars, collector cars, and vintage race cars. Originally not imported or federalized for the U.S. market, Canepa was instrumental in the passing of the Show or Display law, the federal legislation that allowed these highly sought-after vehicles to be driven in the U.S. for the first time in 1999.
Finished In PTS Emerald Green
As part of Canepa’s SC program, this Porsche 959 underwent a complete overhaul to bring the motorsport icon back to the best version of itself. The restoration took thousands of man hours, using over 3,000 individual pieces that have been restored, rebuilt, or upgraded throughout the meticulous build process. This Porsche 959 features an incredibly rare ‘Paint-to-Sample’ Emerald Green exterior unlike any of the other 292 examples in existence. To further increase the ride quality and handling performance, Canepa designed and produced a new 18-inch wheel utilizing modern technology while still staying true to Porsche’s original 959 design.
Matching Emerald Green Leather Interior
Highlighting the Porsche 959’s exterior with a head-turning color, this Canepa SC build includes a matching Emerald Green leather interior configuration. The deep tone of dark green finds its way throughout the sport-style seats, dashboard, center console, rear bucket seats, door cards, and steering wheel. The driver-oriented cabin looks and feels exactly as it would on its delivery day in 1988.
Upgraded 2.8L Twin-Turbocharged Flat-Six (800hp/600ft-lb)
Porsche originally fit the 959 with a 2.8L Twin-Turbocharged Flat-Six engine that produced an astonishing 444 horsepower upon its launch, reaching a top speed of 211mph. As part of the Canepa SC build, the engine received upgraded unparalleled Borg Warner turbos and an engine management system to produce a mind-blowing 800+ horsepower/600 lb-ft of torque. This 1988 Porsche 959 SC from Canepa is currently available through duPont REGISTRY by clicking on the link below. Check back into duPont REGISTRY for more upcoming luxury lifestyle news and Check The Spec specials.