Find of the day: The last Porsche 959, with 349 miles on the clock

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Even though we may be fans of certain models, we rarely mention older-generation cars here. Our Twitter followers will be very familiar with the amount of photos, of cars from yesteryear, that we love to share with them. But, this is something special. Not only is it the holy grail for Porsche fans, the 959, but – it’s the last one to roll off the production line.

According to specialist dealer, Canepa Design, this 1988 model was delivered to them – still in its original, factory cosmoline coating – and showing just 349 (test) miles on its clock. Wow.

Technologically ahead of its time, the Porsche 959 was first manufactured as a Group B rally car and later as a legal production car designed to satisfy FIA homologation regulations. In 1986, it held the title as the world’s fastest street-legal production car.

If you’re interested in buying it, or just need to see more photos, check out Canepa Design.

Edited to add: Thanks to @911Fan on Twitter for this article. Turns out that Porsche built 8 ‘new’ 959 models in 1992/93, from spare parts, at its Zuffenhausen site. More here.

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