Continuing its legacy as one of Porsche's most famous examples, the 959 undergoes a full restoration to be driven once again.

For all automotive manufacturers, the importance of preserving pioneering models proves to be a focus for carrying on the legacy of icons. For Porsche, the famous 959 continues to hold significance not only as an early supercar best described as “ahead of its time” but also one that played a diverse role in its history of motorsports. While most of us recall the days when the Porsche 959 used its 2.8L Twin-Turbocharged Flat-Six to reach 200mph for the first time, it's most well-known for its participation as a competitor during the grueling Paris-Dakar Rally in 1986. With three of its off-road Porsche 959s in its current museum collection, Porsche is proud to document the recommissioning of the second-place winning chassis.

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Since its 8,700-mile venture through the deserts and savannahs of Africa, the 1986 Porsche 959 received a top to bottom restoration in collaboration with Porsche Heritage, Porsche Museum, and the team at Porsche Classic. During the 959’s disassembly, the team discovered sand and dirt from the African desert. All damaged components were either restored or replaced to working condition for the rally-style Porsche to be driven once again. As for the winning Rothman’s Porsche 959 driven by René Metge and Dominique Lemoyne, it remains untouched in the same condition as it crossed the finished line more than 37 years ago. The multi-part documentary "959 Paris-Dakar" on the Porsche YouTube channel offers exciting insights into the recommissioning process. View all current Porsche 959 examples for sale on duPont REGISTRY by clicking on the link below.

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Source: Porsche