PORSCHE 965
MOTOR Magazine Australia|July 2021
Zuffenhausen’s ill-starred 959 diffusion line
ANDY ENRIGHT

PORSCHE 965 1988

PORSCHE WAS IN TROUBLE in the late Eighties. To put in perspective quite how deep it had sunk into the financial mire, consider this. Despite a six-week halt in production in 2020, the company built 272,162 new vehicles. Back in ’87, it built a mere 48,520 vehicles and, aside from the facelifted 928 S4, they were all versions of the elderly 911, 924S, or 944. The only truly new model was a financial basket case. The first customer deliveries of the 959 supercars began in 1987, with Porsche charging A$292,000 for a car that cost double that amount to bring to market.

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