It probably comes as no surprise to our readers that we are big fans of Bring a Trailer. It’s the best live auction site for some of the most irreverent, off-beat, and desirable classics up for grabs, and we can’t get enough of strange vehicle history that regularly gets documented on the page. Our attention is usually focused on cars like the wonderful 1939 Ford Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon from earlier this week, or a fabulously quirky Honda kei car. Now, it seems as though BaT might be ready to offer some big ticket items, as evident from a 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort that just hit the top of the auction lists.
Our excitement stems not from a sale of a 959, as there are usually a handful available for those both wealthy and brave enough, but instead from seeing such a hallowed supercoupe on BaT. Scroll down the list of current auctions, and you will find the 959 nestled above cars like a 1966 International Travelall, 1994 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, and a 1972 Rover 3500S.
Regardless of the 959’s primo status, it receives the same detailed history as any other regular riff-raff to roll through the auction block. As BaT enumerates, this is a late-production 959, being number 212 out of 292. It’s only covered 24,000 miles since new, and looks nearly as sharp as the day it emerged from Germany.
The 2.85-liter twin-turbocharged mill under the rear decklid puts out a strong 444 hp, allowing the all-wheel-drive 959 to crack 60 mph in a still-impressive 3.6 seconds. While the 959 is mostly trouble free, finding parts and performing service remains a complicated and arcane process. This car comes with service receipts totaling around $100,000, including a recent overhaul of the steering system totaling $17,000.
If you want the honor of purchasing what will likely be the most expensive car ever sold on Bring a Trailer, be prepared to crack that wallet wide open. At the time of this writing, the car has already garnered a $750,000 bid, with seven days remaining on the auction clock.
Head over to Bring a Trailer and live out your wildest 1980s supercar fantasies with this pricey 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort.