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Porsche I have ever seen. I dont know why people paid and still pay big bucks for this one.

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The 959 is one of the better looking porsches in my opinion and I'm not a big Porsche fan, but a friend of mine had one and it looked pretty good in person. In it's day is was pretty much king.
 

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And just think, every one of them that Porsche sold to the public for those "big bucks" was a HUGE black hole for Porsche. They cost quite a bit more to produce than Porsche sold them for.
 

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BTW, if you see a 959, if it has 2 mirrors, one on each side, it is a Luxury model, if only one on drivers side, it is a Sport model.
Sport model is 100 kilo's lighter.
:No passenger mirror
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The 959 is one of the rarest and most collectable porsches of all time. I do not think it is ugly by any standard. For its time, even today it achieved supercar status. There are less than 40 stateside and has been a court battle taking over 10 years to get one legalized and through customs. A true collectable. Any automotive connossieur would love to own one.
 

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August 13, 1999 A new law, dubbed the 'Bill Gates Bill', went into effect.
It allows the importation of supercars.....Porsche 959, McLaren F1, Mercedes CLK-GTR, Bugatti EB-110, etc..
It limits mileage to 2500 miles per year, to take it for service/maintenance, or to car shows, club events.
Also, that's why Remster's Jag XJ-220 cost 300g's. But, he also had to eat the cost to do it, that's why he could only sell it for 150g's.
That cost was in Dec '99. If he bought it a year or two later, would still be about the same.
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I did some checking, and importing an XJ-220 into the States today, you would pay customs import duties, and conversion(EPA)to bring in, It could cost up to $150,000 for that, and you would only get a 'show and display' permit, 2500 miles/year to shows, events, service, etc..
Those costs, by the way, are like restoring a car, everyone is grateful, but you lose the money.
If you pay for that cost, pretty foolish.

EDIT:::::not to do it to bring it in, but to pay after someone else has had it done.
 
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