Spotted in Elmhurst (IL), United States of America
Date 2016-12-17 03:42

For my 50th post on Autogespot, I figured I may as well post what I would say is my most random and best spot ever. I am still amazed to have spotted this beautiful (and real) Porsche 959 last weekend on my way back from a bad December car show that I went to with a friend. As we were about to get off the highway this flew past me doing at least 95 miles per hour. With my DSLR out and ready, I made my friend follow it and we barely caught up to it as it got off the exit ramp 3 miles down from where we first saw it. We followed it a mile or two more after that before losing it in traffic at a light. The guy who owns this has one of the most significant Porsche collections in the country and also collects BMWs and Alfa Romeos as well. If I'm not mistaken this is the only 959 posted from the United States on Autogespot.

Auto details

Topspeed 321 km/u
Acceleration 0-100 km/u 3.70 s
Power 450 pk
Torque 500 Nm @ 5500 tpm
Weight 1450 kg

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    pdk97_photography  -  2016-12-17 at 04:46

    That's an amazing spot for sure! Great pictures too, wish I could see one in person.

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OPspotters  -  2016-12-17 at 05:40

    WOW! That is just amazing! What a find, congrats.

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    FRANCE jersay69  -  2016-12-17 at 10:06

    Awesome! I did not even know the 959 could pass the american regulations and drive over there!

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    NETHERLANDS tk97  -  2016-12-17 at 12:01

    Amazing spot!!

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    UNITED STATES izaacbrookphotos  -  2016-12-17 at 21:38

    Very nice find!

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Horse-Power  -  2016-12-18 at 11:45

    @Lamborarri. A huge congrats on getting SOTD for your milestone 50th post.

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    HUNGARY ShaytonSky  -  2016-12-18 at 11:55

    Great spot man!

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    ITALY JACK888 Turin Spotter  -  2016-12-18 at 17:12

    Wow epic find!!!

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NCspotter  -  2016-12-21 at 04:22

    Unbelievable find!!!! There are actually several 959s in my area, but I have not been able to spot any of them yet. These are so difficult to spot, can't believe you managed to get one on camera! @jersay69 once any car is 25 years old, it is not subject to the same requirements that newer cars are, so it can be imported into the U.S. and registered normally like other cars.

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Lamborarri  -  2016-12-26 at 05:54

    This is gonna be a really long comment...

    @pdk97_photography thanks! I bet you will, I'd be very surprised if there wasn't at least one somewhere in Texas.

    @OPspotters thank you! I'd say we both had our fair share of great finds this year. :)

    @jersay69 thanks! As for the importing, now that the car is 25+ years old it can be legally driven here.

    @tk97 thank you! Amazing page by the way. :)

    @izaacbrookphotos thank you so much!! That really means a lot coming from you, and I must say you have had a very impressive year based on your Instagram feed.

    @Horse-Power thank you again West! I really appreciate winning it and hope you get to spot one of these sometime soon.

    @ShaytonSky thank you! Honestly I'm still trying to process seeing this 2 weeks later...

    @JACK888 Turin Spotter thanks man!

    @NCspotter just put this on ES lol, and yeah they're so difficult to get on camera. It seems like the C&C out there is pretty popular, hopefully one of these makes an appearance there in 2017.

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA zackistan  -  2017-06-07 at 03:47

    Incredible spot! You captured the beast perfectly!

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Lamborarri  -  2017-06-17 at 04:48

    @zackistan thanks! I was so excited these shots turned out because I was literally just pointing and shooting since he was going so fast.

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