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The Porsche 959 Is a $1.5 Million Automotive Icon

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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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Dec 4, 2018

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Doug DeMuro
Doug DeMuro 12 days ago
Have a good day at school, sweetie! Don't lose your 959 first aid kit!
shafqat rasool
shafqat rasool 7 hours ago
Lj
Kommunisator
Kommunisator 2 days ago
That first aid kit is actually standard in a German car since the 80s ^^ Haven't changed much, you can still buy kits like these for around 10€ everywhere. You have to replace them every few years, the sterile parts expire.
Dale Miller
Dale Miller 2 days ago
My only question for Bill Gates or Jerry Seinfeld would be 'Did you sign the first aid kit in your 959?'
Mo Mojito
Mo Mojito 2 days ago
Actually, this is a pretty standard first aid kid from the late eighties and early nineties in germany. I had on in my 1993s Opel Corsa A gsi. In germany we like to be prepared for worst case scenarios... for example drive in WWIII with the 959 and offering first aid for a whole company. ;) best regards from germany
Colin Ashby
Colin Ashby 5 days ago
Doug DeMuro Doug, you never. Show us you starting the cars, would love to have seen this one start up and pull off
Nasser  Monteiro sampaio
A space ship in its era. It'is still living in the most modern Porsches of today. Greetings from Brazil.👍👍
Alex Habr
Alex Habr Hour ago
A unicorn. A true work of art. And it's not 1980's fast, it's 2020 fast.
Alex Habr
Alex Habr Hour ago
Same horn a VW Beetle :S
M Ruscitto
M Ruscitto 4 hours ago
This was always one of my favorite cars
Zahemi AZUL ISLAMI
Zahemi AZUL ISLAMI 5 hours ago
Even looking at it is sooo breathtaking
Brett C
Brett C 6 hours ago
It’s only valuable while the world and economy are stable.
MagicAyrtonforever
MagicAyrtonforever 6 hours ago
Doug?? Have you never seen locking wheel nuts using a key?? These youngsters LOL
Ivo T.
Ivo T. 8 hours ago
excellent report about this icon. Thank you!
Josh Thatguy
Josh Thatguy 13 hours ago
I remember being 16 and getting the mail one day. There was a cardboard tube from Porsche addressed to my dad. Inside was a poster of the 959, a brochure that was like a book of 911 history & design plus beautifully detailed cutaway artwork & technical specifications for the 959, and a hand-signed letter from Dr. Ferry Porsche inviting dad to own one of the upcoming supercars. Dad said "that's the car I saw in the R&D building they wouldn't let me take pictures of" two years prior when he had been at the factory for a tour and track time after taking deliver of three 944s. The letter stipulated five times in three pages that the 959 was "not legal for highway use in the USA" and was "never to be operated upon a U.S. highway." The price was just under $250,000U.S., and dad laughed and said "for a car we can't drive?!" He passed on the offer. Within a year, he was kicking himself often, especially when M.S.O.s and title bonds for the 959 were trading at $750k before the cars were even being built!
Anthony Jonas
Anthony Jonas 22 hours ago
the *hole*
Anthony Jonas
Anthony Jonas 22 hours ago
better in white
J- Hickz
J- Hickz 22 hours ago
This car looks Horrible
Joey Lavoie
Joey Lavoie 22 hours ago
Absolutely beautiful car.. but god damn does it need a good detail..
will k
will k Day ago
Omg they decided to make Porsche with a new design, just kidding it’s still almost identical to every other Porsche ever
Don K
Don K Day ago
If you have to ask, "has this ever happened to anybody" i assume the answer is yes. people are dumb.
Ricardo Santos
I read that the gelande gear is actually the first gear. but to be aproved on some noise laws, it had to do a launch at full speed in first gear and it had to be below a certain noise volume at redline. Because it starts in 2nd gear, it reaches the redline further of the microphone doing the volume check. Don't know if it is true or not, maybe someone from Germany can confirm is this law was something real or not
mena seven
mena seven Day ago
The Porsche 959 is a beautiful, powerful and high tech off road sport car. I like the 959 hydraulic suspension that can be raise and lower. The Porsche participated in the Paris to Dakar Sahara desert car rally or race that started in the city of Paris France and end in the city of Dakar in Senegal. This was one of the longest and hardest off road race in the world that happened mainly in the hot and sandy Sahara desert in Africa. I remember there was a rich businessman that own a 959 on his vacation home in the Dominican Republic and the Microsoft Billionaire Bill Gates own a Porsche 959.
Brody Bowen
Brody Bowen Day ago
Doug. Drive a volvo s60 polestar
Amayzin Rayzin
the title reads "1.5 dollar million automotive icon"
aneebaba06
aneebaba06 Day ago
I've got a midsize toy version if this car 🙂
Alex Barman
Alex Barman Day ago
"Hole"
Lee in NC
Lee in NC Day ago
You gave "one of the all-time icons of the automotive industry" a Doug Score of 65. I don't even know what to say other than you should just throw the Doug Score out for some cars. (this would be one of those cars)
Larry Michael
Kinda ugly but I'm not a porshe fanboy
Lee in NC
Lee in NC Day ago
I'm just at the coffee ad. I'm really hoping you don't give the 959 a Doug Score...
Kimokeo Cole
Kimokeo Cole Day ago
Is this Orange County. This looks like newport beach/ irvine area
Max Carter
Max Carter Day ago
30 minutes talking about warning labels and books in the glovebox, two minutes driving it.
Jeff Gilligan
hood popper in door looks cheap breakable
Jeff Gilligan
Beautiful but no car worth that money
VolksTrieb
VolksTrieb Day ago
Weil der vom Rennwagen 956 abgeleitete Boxer für die Straßenzulassung zu laut war, erklärte Porsche den Ersten zum Geländegang. So konnte der 959 die Geräuschmessung einen Gang höher (und damit leiser) bestehen. From Autobild. Means: Because the engine was too loud, porsche declared the first gear to the Offroad gear, so the measurement was one gear further up which means more silent so it passed ;)
RapidKiller11b
I'm kinda disappointed that no one will ever write their name on the first aid kit since that would lower the value
ShinTsu
ShinTsu Day ago
one of my Fav cars, I think people don't notice since porches look all alike. i only think a GT or a 356 will give people notice
Capt. George
Capt. George 2 days ago
F40 was such a kooler supercar. That ass on that 959 was like a dumpy ass on a fat women.
glashoppah
glashoppah 2 days ago
So - there appears to be a keyhole in the trailing door edge (the part facing the jamb when the door is closed). What is the purpose of that keyhole?
glashoppah
glashoppah 2 days ago
Central locking didn't just lock and unlock doors, it usually also locked the front and rear compartments (boot and engine) and the fuel filler door.
zm5431
zm5431 2 days ago
This car was a beast in Porsche Unlimited.
Herathrig
Herathrig 2 days ago
finally! I've been waiting for this review for so long.
Joshua Oregel
Joshua Oregel 2 days ago
can someone explain to me why this coast 1.5 mil I just don't see it
demsonek
demsonek 2 days ago
Polish material usvid.net/video/video-75Ib5WcCJrU.html . Beautiful machine BTW
Anshuman bisarya
Anshuman bisarya 2 days ago
Porsche can make a really fast exquisite car along with common car comforts such as power seats in this whereas F40 didn't, same for porsche 918 , it has all sort of comforts you can expect from a modern car whereas the p1 doesn't but both are brutally fast.
e james
e james 2 days ago
IT'S DECEMBER...............WHY DOES DOUG LOOK SO CASUAL AND SUN-DRENCHED?
barry0gee
barry0gee 2 days ago
doug review a McLaren F1 . The owners manual shows you how to gracefully enter the car.
Theodore Marakas
Theodore Marakas 2 days ago
Most people, including Porsche people don't know what this is...... That's pathetic.....
Pacifico
Pacifico 2 days ago
doug the type of guy to blow on a camera
basjon ingold
basjon ingold 2 days ago
2018 USvid rewind becomes the most downvoted video on USvid. Me: 21:25
Ace Aardvark
Ace Aardvark 2 days ago
Your feelings of absolute joy are showing. I cannot imagine
Igor Parra
Igor Parra 2 days ago
what does it mean when he says "do they ever" ? this is in the part of the owners manual that talks about the stiffness of the suspension.
Loc Mai
Loc Mai 2 days ago
Really 35 mins 35:21
Zakaria Ben lalouch
When a passenger airplane runs in to a school bus... negative thoughts doug
Alan Ladd seine Katze
The Walther Röhrl Porsche! The only true ancestor of the Ur-Quattro! IN *RED?* *REALLY?* If this paintjob is originally done in Zuffenhausen, I feel the force making me ask myself: What went wrong? This unexplainable piece of engineering art should have only been shipped in three paintjobs to choose from. Those being white, anthracite, and silver. No red, blue, or racing green. A RED Porsche???? And not only "a" Porsche, but the finest one? Soooo sad.
Marians D
Marians D 3 days ago
What's this shit?
High Peak Autos
High Peak Autos 3 days ago
Ok, so it’s very rare and very valuable but it’s still hideous
barthj21
barthj21 3 days ago
THIS.... Is my favorite video. Thank you Doug
FullOilBarrel
FullOilBarrel 3 days ago
Doug is the type of guy to lick a frozen streetlight
Todd Troutman
Todd Troutman 3 days ago
Really appreciate the owner allowing Doug to give us this incredible detail and vicarious experience. This was by far the most interesting piece on the 959 I've ever seen.
KlausM54
KlausM54 3 days ago
I´ve read an anecdote in a German car magazine, that during the development of the 959 chief R/D engineer Helmut Bott returned from a test drive and said to his staff: "At 125 mph the car feels a bit squirmy..." The engineers were shocked before he added: "...on gravel..."
Mc H
Mc H 3 days ago
Great - have you notice the extandet cost for have to pay every 10 years. There must be a service with exange of the hydraulicsystem and the cost about 40 - 45.000 only for the material.
ChopStickZero
ChopStickZero 3 days ago
I love the cars this guy reviews but man he is impossible to watch....I dont think a more annoying person exists and just by talking,grimacing and obviously scripting every single thing from clothes to how many times he says "hole" so people think hes quirky and "oh, thats so Doug" we can make it a drinking game etc... Obnoxiousness personified.
Scott Akeman
Scott Akeman 3 days ago
LOL, my '82 280ZX had silver leather seats as well.
David M
David M 3 days ago
Savagegeese > demuro
Adarsh Kumar
Adarsh Kumar 3 days ago
review bmw 8 series or 8 series msport version
xytj cruz
xytj cruz 3 days ago
Doug the type of guy i like
TheFunkhouser
TheFunkhouser 3 days ago
No way.. its still sorta crappy
Rare, Collectible & Cool Cars
Now that, is an amazing dream car! And I'll bet that was one Hell of a race that didn't make the cut! You Know the owner of that Porsche told Doug to 'Go ahead and let em' have it, show them what this old Porsche can do 😏 I know I would.
Venners
Venners 3 days ago
"And then I'm gonna give it a Doug Score" *trembles*
Krishnakumar Pandit
so u mean to say that its opposite of a modern suv? (supercar that can offroad instead of suv that cant) thats crazy!!!
blackmeinu
blackmeinu 3 days ago
Doug's that type of guy that people write comments about Doug's that type of guy.
Vadim Dmitriev
Vadim Dmitriev 3 days ago
Coffee ships in a WEEK after you pay :(
Anima Manager
Anima Manager 3 days ago
This is just me but that spoiler looks so ugly. It looks completely out of place on a Porsche.
007 T-5
007 T-5 3 days ago
I remember reading about this in 7th grade and at first they wouldn't let these come into america it was a big stink and i was so bummed. Like i could afford one lmao. But my uncle had bought a new 87 911 and in 89 bought a new 911 turbo so i was working on them and adjusting ride height. The 911 hass been my favorite car since i was 9 yrs old and still is to this day and im 43. 911 is the best car on planet earth👍🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁
LostParadise
LostParadise 3 days ago
I think the rationale for the over made first aid kit is that Porsche thought that the car would be commonplace in offroading or rally, which can give some really nasty accidents.
mister Shepherd
mister Shepherd 3 days ago
I saw this car a couple of weeks ago. Live in Newport Beach. I knew immediately it was special and a 959. I own 993 C4S which is step son of 959. Absolutely beautiful.
bimmersavvy
bimmersavvy 3 days ago
dude you look like sh..t. i mean tired...did you sleep enough or party like its 959 ?
Jeep Things Outdoors
Sweet Ride!
MrMadMoody
MrMadMoody 3 days ago
17:47 the subaru xt steering wheel was pretty ugly
Michael Sanders
Michael Sanders 3 days ago
That car is so ugly inside and out.
Saif Addeen Al-Manaseer
Very cool and sturdy looking interior!
Tom Bucci Jr.
Tom Bucci Jr. 3 days ago
Wow the oil cap looks straight out of the 60's, it's similar to the gas cap on my dad's '69 912.
polvi pallo
polvi pallo 3 days ago
This video was uploaded on my birth day
Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson 3 days ago
Porsche owners in England would refer to that colour as 'Dog Knob Red'
Johan Christensen
What's up Doug, I think you did not mention the front light sprinklers?
Tom Linsenmeier
Tom Linsenmeier 4 days ago
WAIT, hold on... WHY is there 1 piece of white chalk in the first aid kit?? I can only think of one reason....
Gilberto Celletti
This is not a car. This is a dream.
sohchx
sohchx 4 days ago
I really, really, wish that he didn't talk "UP" at random during and after sentences. It's extremely unbearable.
Lucas Franco
Lucas Franco 4 days ago
it wins Rally Paris Dakar with miminum modifications (1-2 and 6th positions). And Won his class in Le Mans (7th global).
Bill Playford
Bill Playford 4 days ago
Was expecting a Doug Score of Infinity, but then again, I appreciate the objectivity. Thanks for bringing this one together!
Pker Pker
Pker Pker 4 days ago
Doug the type of guy that likes to take a dump in the backseats
KiaKK
KiaKK 4 days ago
Ahhh, Doug, you know what? Just shut up and drive!!! I am so jealous. :)
MaxPower211983
MaxPower211983 4 days ago
WTH man. Doug. There is something wrong with your eyes. This car looked modern and beautiful for a 1980's supercar. It is still beautiful now. Please get your eyes checked over.
BusinessClassOnly
get a haircut, shave and take a shower before you call something ugly - stupid asshole
BLK
BLK 4 days ago
So is this the best porsche ever built then?
Ingle Ringlet-Snipps 3rd
The wheels were extremely awesome in their own right....hollow spokes to allow air to flow through and they helped the tire pressure sensors. Wheels were made out of magnesium.
flipalot24
flipalot24 4 days ago
Could you imagine, if on camera, some teen on Instagram or Snap chat, rear ended doug at a stop light...so bad. Not life ending bad but car ending bad. Just saying because I have literally witnessed two of the accidents happen in the last few months. Like, have to stay and make a statement to police. That would be just sad.
Scott Thomson
Scott Thomson 4 days ago
Doug, the type of guy that requests a receipt at a kid’s lemonade stall.
Tom Hertz
Tom Hertz 4 days ago
Ugly
hector espino
hector espino 4 days ago
cool carr dude
Club Sport
Club Sport 4 days ago
Doooood..... You have 2.3 million subs... At least wear some clean shorts.... Those suckers seen some shit....
James B
James B 4 days ago
Anyone else think "cocaine" when seeing this car?
Right Wing Safety Squad
I was aware of this car, but until seeing this video, if I were to see one on the street I would have thought it was "just" an 80s 911 Turbo.
Right Wing Safety Squad
Hey Hans, EU says we need a first aid kit, what should we put in it. I don't know, just a buttload of bandaids.
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