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1988 Porsche 959 Komfort

Chassis no. WP0ZZZ95ZJ00250
Engine no. TBD
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One of 292 Porsche 959s. This is the no. 250 of the original batch of 250 Komfort models built. First owner Jochen Holy, grandson of fashion pioneer Hugo Boss and heir to one of Germany's 200 biggest family fortunes. 

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The Porsche 959’s odyssey started in 1983 and involved many pioneering techniques including moulded fibreglass/ Kevlar bodywork, the first production use of du Pont’s Kevlar aramid material. The suspension had three ride-height selections in addition to three settings for the shocks. Its antilock braking system was controlled by high speed microprocessors augmented by run-flat Bridgestone tyres. The 2,849cc Porsche twin sequential turbocharged and intercooled flat six engine ran a maximum of 1 atmosphere boost and used water cooling for the six individual cylinder heads, producing a totally reliable 450 horsepower at 6,500 rpm (easily boosted to 650bhp) driving through an electronically-controlled all wheel drive system. Performance? 198+ mph top speed and 0-100km/h in a staggering 3.6 seconds...even in the wet. The list of the Porsche 959’s achievements could go on and on. It is sufficient to reiterate only that it was a tour de force in any number of areas and was the first of a new breed of ultra high performance supercar.

292 Porsche 959s left the Stuttgart factory, all ordered long before production and each one of them destined for wealthy automotive connoisseurs- and that’s despite Porsche losing money on every single car they sold.
This German-market example was collected directly from the Porsche factory in Stuttgart by Herrn Jochen Holy, grandson of fashion pioneer Hugo Boss and heir to one of Germany's 200 biggest family fortunes, on 7th November 1988. He had specified ‘S7S7’ silver-grey metallic paintwork with all-black leather upholstery, with optional equipment listed as electrically adjustable sports seats left and right (M383 and M387) with heating (M139 and M340) and an alarm system (M533).