Saturday, 30 June 2018

One Nine Five Nine.

..and legitimately one nine five nine of two or three I've ever seen in person..!
Too expensive and far too err.. left-hand-drive-only, saw to it that not too many ever made their way out to Australia; this particular silver '87 likely making the journey well into the permanently-parked-ornament life it was sadly always destined to have. But hey, it's better than nothing - and exactly how I came across it sharing pride of place beside a LaFerrari (a similar story there) at the Gosford Classic Car Museum late last year...

"The absolute cutting-edge in supercars, 25 years apart: Ferrari's twin-turbo F40 and the hybrid Porsche 918! No, wait.. scratch that; Porsche's twin-turbo 959 and the hybrid Ferrari LaFerrari..! It's interestingly coincidenal that these manufacturers offered such competetive/comparable models three decades apart, as it's certainly not always the case.. #icantaffordanyofthesethings #gosfordclassiccarmuseum #carmuseum #porsche959 #porsche #959 #porscheclassic #porscheforumaustralia #laferrari #theferrari #drivetastefully #orbuyandputinamuseum #notmissingthepointatall"

"..followed by a crab-like side-step to the left for this shot: a look at the 959's centrelock (..hollow-spoked, magnesium..) 17" alloys and their original-fit Bridgestone RE-71s.. #becausenothingbadevercomesfromoldtyresonporschesupercars #bridgestone #bridgestonetires #bridgestonepotenza #re71 #re71r #porsche959 #porsche #959 #porscheclassic #wheelporn #rarewheels #magnesiumwheels #centerlock #carmuseum #gosfordclassiccarmuseum #drivetastefully #porscheforumaustralia #1987"

Now seven months later? That'd be the perfect time for a desaturated look at the rest of the set..!
What a thing though eh! A damn shame Porsche didn't make more of them; dreamy logic that could've meant a less absurd value, possibly more in Australia, and the slightly better chance of ever seeing one driven enthusiastically on local roads.
No, three hundred and thirty seven nine five nines was not enough..


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