The Porsche 959 Is a $1.5 Million Automotive Icon

Published on Dec 4, 2018
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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. Today I'm reviewing the Porsche 959 to show you the details of one of the world's most amazing cars.
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  • Have a good day at school, sweetie! Don't lose your 959 first aid kit!

    • Fun fact: That is a German first aid kit. Being German it is of course standardised and there is of course a law specifying what needs to be in there. So every German car has this insane amount of bandages in it.

    • Doug DeMuro could you please review a Singer Porsche?

    • I am from Hungary and my dad gave me a Hungaian first aid kit. It is almost the same as the 959 first aid kit, the only difference tha it is blue.

    • +OG Donny don't you mean review?

    • +Anton Lind They are beautiful BMWs! They didnt sell many here in the U.S. so I rarely see them

  • Lansha

  • Two 959's i love The Panigale & this!!

  • I’ve never liked the design of the 959, am I the only one??

  • The first help set is there because you have to have one in most of the European countries. Since the law requires. (You must be reduced 4 people can be too) must also have a safety vest and a warning triangle. In some countries you have to take more with you.

  • Jerry jew seinfeld owns one

  • I swear one of my mk2 vws had that same fucking oil cap

  • “You run across a passenger airplane that ran into a school bus” 😂. That had me in fkn stitches.

  • Doug is the type of a guy that eats his sandwich with fork and knife

  • I wonder how many owners have been doing 95.9 km/h or mph in their 959 at 9:59 am/pm while listening to 95.9 on the radio while it's 95.9 degrees out.

  • the Porsche 959 - A Technical Tour-de-Force.

    • BTW, thw Porsche 911 Turbo SE & Turbo LE have rear fender vents. The 959 wasnt the first.

  • Doug, the person who likes warning labels more than the interior of the car

  • I remember when this car was only worth $250K....

  • I disagree about the steering wheel, I mean I don't love it but it's far better than anything Ferrari has put in their cars over the past 20 years.

  • i only knew about this car when i was kid and playing need for speed porsche unleashed

  • Re: the offroad abilities - there is definitelly reason for that us-tv.org/tv/video-uFLSxkXsU1Y.html

  • I like the look of the car. It's like a 911 but with some cool funk.

  • The GT3 RS has the hole though and thats turboless :/

  • Doug, you missed the single most important quirk for Porsche nerds: that car had water-cooled heads on air-cooked cylinders!

  • meh its good looking but not the greatest ive seen better

  • 0405 0500 :)

  • your reviews are awesome !!!

  • What about that crazy Group B Toyota Celica?!

  • This is a beautiful car.

  • All I see is a 911 that over ate. The wheel wells make it look like crap.

  • That engine sounds damn good.

  • Considering how I see a lot of AWD/4WD vehicles driven by n00bs in the snow I think every car with an AWD/4WD system needs a "laws of physics still apply" warning.

  • The Germans, and Porsche AG in particular, are well known for reusing parts (if it ain't broke, don't fix it), and it's rather amazing how much this supercar shares with their normal production road cars. The end and inside of the door, including door handles (inside and out) and door locks, look just like on my '83 911SC, including the same handle to open the engine bay and same hydraulics to hold it open. That key slot inside the end of the door for the alarm system is there too, as are the ashtray and the map lights on the sides of the roof. No power seats or hydraulics to adjust the ride height on the SC though :-) That black dot under the door covers the hole for the jack, which raises the whole side of the car. You didn't mention the headlight washer spray button either! One last point, the 934 and 935, which had a limited run of road-legal variants, had those holes in the rear fenders as well. Thanks for sharing this rare jewel with us Doug.

  • I count 4 shades of seat leather colour. Just saying..

  • TO ME THE BEST 911 EVER MADE

  • Thats actually a very small standard med kit and very smart, I have used mine in my mustang and my truck before and most times were in no way foreseen so having it just in case was very helpful, especially for a car that could see track duty at small and sometimes un-managed tracks where the driver is on their own and some bandages and quik clot could save their life.... most small offices and classrooms have more stuff in theirs than this Porsche.

  • Doug, the kinda guy who actually ensures the top half of his head is cut off when filming himself talking about the fuel filler and trunk.

  • Classic car, unclassic steering wheel.

  • www.gofundme.com/u58cm7-help-for-sage *CAR ENTHUSIASTS UNITE!* help her out if you can, Hoonigans stick together.

  • Gelände not Geland

  • Wow I'm loving this car for almost 25 years, but this video showed me a lot of things I didn't knew. An absolute classic

  • One of my favorite cars of all time trully magnificent

  • I have a 959

  • Why didn't you open the side panels under hood? Every car I have ever owned had the firing order under the hood including a Toyota! Giant tail light?? It's pretty obvious the corners are the only lights. G is for granny gear. My 1980 280Z had the stopwatch/timer/clock, not that much of an innovation in 1989. Always the worst steering wheel! BEST PORSCHE EVER!!

  • Isn't it interesting that they achieved 198mph with 444hp and modern cars need 550hp or more to do the same. I thought we were supposed to be becoming more efficient, not less...

  • funny perk... owned a a lot of vw's mk1 and mk2 from this vintage and you find extremely similar if not identical components from the seat tilt handles, hood latch or trunk for the porsche, the steering wheels and door handles are extremly similar haha love german cars of that vintage

  • 95.9 fm who says the Germans don't have a sense of humour !!! Well spotted attention to detail De Muro classic , love it !!

  • Hey 12:30 what does the letter G mean?

  • 959 my dream car ever since i played nfs 5 porsche unleashed

  • The trunk is the cutest teddy bear! The first aid kit is nothing special, all cars in Germany had to have one like that in the 80ies and 90ies by law. Not sure what is required today, it changes a little bit over time. You also need some basic first aid training to get a driver license in Germany.

  • Ummm no Doug that shape steering wheel is one of the greatest Porsche has ever released!! Thanks Doug!! 😊😊

  • Group B thought, oh come on! here comes Porsche to ruin the fun, let's go home

  • I like Doug's whale t-shirt for the whale-tail Porsche!

  • If you had ever lived in Germany and owned a car while you lived there, you would have known that first aid kits and warning triangles are mandatory items to have in your car. The reason for this is if you are the first on scene of an accident, you have to stop and render aid until emergency services arrive.

  • Is doug gay????

    • Here is a guy that asks if other men interested in Porsche, possible are gay too

  • At @11:00 you can see a Ford GT in blue with white stripes. ;)

  • Yeah dumbass the first aid kit is designed for accidents in Germany where there is no speed limit on the autobahn so yes it’s overkill because usually if you have an accident on the autobahn you’re dead. A limousine is referring to a normal four-door car in Germany at the time they were only concerned about the first and only market these cars were made for the German market not export markets. Not true S model had passenger side mirrors wouldn’t pass TUV no German manufacturers would do that anyway for a road car. What’s hilarious u think 88 is some pre historic era!!!! Sorry CGT is a complete POS compared to a 959. 959 was a complete car of what Porsche could do a CGT was only about a motor the rest of the car had zero attention or engineering .

  • That is one ugly car!

  • I was a kid when this car came out. It was the cover model of every major car mag, and I read every word of every story in all of them. Nice to walk through it with you, and have my still star-struck memories validated. If Batman had a Porsche, it would have been a 959. Great video.

  • No mention of the water cooled heads?

  • Peter Porsche's daily driver. I wonder if he still does. How cool is that? Doug finally drove the ultimate car I was waiting for him to check out.

  • Doug is the type of guy that tells you something is hilarious...but doesn't laugh.

  • Couldn't understand Doug saying Gelände, being German :D By the way, the first aid kits are actually still mandatory in Germany to carry in your car. And it mustn't be older than a few years. So the owner of your 959 would actually have to get new bandages if he takes the car back to Stuttgart ;)

  • That is a standard german first aid kit. They are mandatory to have in your car in Germany. ;)

  • Please find a 937 Porsche and review it! Its a beautiful and strange car! My old favourite!! Thanks

  • So much raving about the 959, and it still got a surprisingly low score.

  • Doug you should've given this car 10/10 on fun factor because +2 for off road capabilities for a 1.5 mil supper car?

  • Yeah... because so many people died during Group B racing. Absolute insanity.

  • 26:40 LOL German's sense of humor

  • Sounds so amazing...So cool to see this car!

  • Good luck getting first aid kit after front end crash!!!

  • F40 is a mule car compared to the 959 !!!!

  • I know a little bit about this car, and the steering wheel is NOT from that era ... At least not from 911 of that era. And yes, it is an ugly wheel ! Incredibly, the 993 had a beautiful steering wheel ...! Many components come from 993, but some are from OLDER models !!! I dont like the shape of the car much, but I accept it is a very iconic model.

  • "they roast it as soon as you order"? poh fuck off, they'll have hundreds of packages of shit ready to mail out to every sucker who thinks they're getting something special.

  • It.more sense to buy this car over a ZR1-SRT & OR anything ford !!!

  • These cars are so over rated and now are rendered nothing more than a piece of shit. Class dismissed.

  • Doug: do you know why the group b was dropped and the race of champions was created? I'm from the country that had the greatest rally drivers back at 80's and 90's

  • Porsche 917 and 959 are my all time favorite cars..

  • i am gay

  • Who orders such a leather 🤡?

  • Overkill on the first aid kit? No. Totally constant with the idea of racing in Group B/Dakar.

  • thats some advanced, complex technology!

  • The marks at the end are redundant. These are all subjektive!

  • This car has more usefull things than most of modern hyper cars!

  • Doug the type of dude that drinks coffee out of paint cans.

  • Doug you didn't say how much the car cost back in the 80s when it came out

  • Awesome video, Doug. This was one of my favorite cars in the ‘80s and you always show us things about cars that we’d never see or know.

  • The oil fill cap looks so crude

  • I'm not really into sports cars or muscle cars or what not. But the engine bay of this car is one of the best designed pieces of machinery I have ever laid eyes on. Wow.

  • Wheel arches is somehow weird

  • I love that wheel design

  • If I had one I would sell it quickly.

    • so...basically..you did. Sold yours in the end of the 80's at just 5 grand less than you paid, and felt you came out of it with success

  • This car is Ugly as He11.

  • Looks like Toyota Supra Wheels.

  • I will say it again......Doug....you better get you some knee pads!

  • Since my childhood, I've had a hard time choosing my all time favorite supercar between this and the Ferrari F40. Now I think it would be a Porsche 959. All those clever bits such as the error beep that works just like what one would still have on a PC motherboard manage to rub my soul the right way. This might just be the supercar with the best crazy to sensible ratio ever.

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  • wrong 964 S. came with a rear fender intake.

  • So where is the dipstick for the engine oil level? I saw one for the hydraulics, but not for the oil.

  • Its ugly

  • LOL the hydraulic lift, I had no idea the 959 had it.

  • Great review. Must have felt wonderful to have a dream come true that day, even if you were feeling anxious, too, while driving the 959!

  • Review Mercedes CLK GTR, though i know you have a soft corner for Porsches😛

  • Doug. The guy who after a one night stand feels taken advantage of.

  • It's probably going to need a new clutch soon I assume it's not supposed to be that heavy