Every January, Expert Auto Appraisals participates in the various auctions that run together in Scottsdale. The Scottsdale Auctions always bring some great cars to the market. I have had the good fortune of performing Pre Purchase Inspections on some of those cars at RM Sotheby’s, Gooding & Co., Bonhams, Russo & Steele, Leake, and Barrett-Jackson.
This year, I performed an inspection at RM Sothebys which offered this 1987 Porsche 959. This example had fully documented history, recent service, full compliment of spares, books, and the Wabco diagnostics tester. Imported into the US in 2001, the car went through a six year federalization process, also California legal.
This car crossed the auction block with a winning bid of $1,160,000 including buyers premium. Expert Auto Appraisals last viewed the car in the garage of a good client.
Porsche built the 959’s originally as a Group B Rally car. To comply with homologation requirements, Porsche built the road cars were built. In all, Porsche produced 337 road cars. The 959 was a technological achievement at the time of design. Porsche’s technological highlights included Water Cooled cylinder heads, 444 HP, Aluminum and Kevlar Body panels, All wheel drive, Twin Turbo’s, adjustable suspension, and a top speed of 197 mph. I can say from the testing of this example, it’s still an impressive supercar today.
Porsche Inspection and Appraisal
Expert Auto Appraisals performed an inspection on this Porsche 959 Komfort in Scottsdale. I have performed several inspections and appraisals on vintage Porsche cars including 356, 911, 930, 993, 996, 997, GT3, GT2, Carrera RS, and Carrera GT. In addition, all the modern examples. In conclusion, this experience brings expertise to the inspection of an early Porsche model.
Expert Auto Appraisals performs Appraisals and Pre Purchase Inspections throughout the United States. Additionally, our regular service area being Florida. I travel extensively throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, I am onsite at all of the major auctions in Monterey, Amelia Island, Scottsdale. In addition, many of the Mecum events. If you are considering the purchase of a special interest car, contact us to inspect the vehicle for you. Our inspections can be performed in most cases within 24 hours. Contact us today at 772.621.2622 to discuss your needs or use our online Pre Purchase Inspection Request Form.