The Porsche 959 From 1988 Is A $1.5 Million Automotive Icon

If you own a truly classic and/or rare Porsche nowadays, odds are it’s going up in value. The celebrated 959 is a perfect example, as it cost a little over $200,000 to purchase when it was new, whereas now, they can easily fetch well over $1 million. The Porsche 959 is one of the most famous Porsche models of all time — and the 959 is one of the most famous cars from the 1980s.

Driven here by Doug DeMuro is a bright red example which he borrowed from one of his viewers in California. Over the course of this review, DeMuro gushes about the 959’s acceleration, excellent manual transmission, overall cool factor, comfort, and… it’s off-road capabilities!