959

959

Since this is post number 959, I thought the only thing that would be appropriate would be a photo of an actual Porsche 959.

This car is legendary and, since they were never really allowed to be sold in North America, I thought that I might never actually get to see one. Bill Gates bought one and it sat in US customs for thirteen years until he and Paul Allen, who had also purchased one, finally managed to get a law passed for special autos of interest. I'll bet both of those cars still have yet to see an actual road.

The 959 was the first of the true supercars. Twin turbo, four wheel drive, kevlar and aluminum body, adjustable suspension and crazy aerodynamics. It was like the future made manifest. It was also the fastest production car in the world for a while.

Unfortunately, my favorite, the Paris Dakar version was in the maintenance area when I was there. It was visible and I actually was able to stand there and drool over it but couldn't get any photos.

My other photos from the Porsche Museum can be found in the gallery.

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Camera: NIKON D90
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Focal Length: 15 mm
35mm Focal Length: 23 mm
Exposure: 1/25 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 500


Taken: 2011-03-05 16:22:37
Posted: 2013-01-04 | 14:35





959

959

Since this is post number 959, I thought the only thing that would be appropriate would be a photo of an actual Porsche 959.

This car is legendary and, since they were never really allowed to be sold in North America, I thought that I might never actually get to see one. Bill Gates bought one and it sat in US customs for thirteen years until he and Paul Allen, who had also purchased one, finally managed to get a law passed for special autos of interest. I'll bet both of those cars still have yet to see an actual road.

The 959 was the first of the true supercars. Twin turbo, four wheel drive, kevlar and aluminum body, adjustable suspension and crazy aerodynamics. It was like the future made manifest. It was also the fastest production car in the world for a while.

Unfortunately, my favorite, the Paris Dakar version was in the maintenance area when I was there. It was visible and I actually was able to stand there and drool over it but couldn't get any photos.

My other photos from the Porsche Museum can be found in the gallery.

Show this photo on a map ✈

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 15 mm
35mm Focal Length: 23 mm
Exposure: 1/25 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 500


Taken: 2011-03-05 16:22:37
Posted: 2013-01-04 | 14:35


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