You rarely chance upon a limited-edition sports car being sold on, of all places, Craigslist. So when we found out that a Porsche 959S – a car that was so ahead of its time back in the ’80’s that Porsche highlighted it with a Sports package where they produced only 29 units - was being sold by Canepa Design in Scotts Valley, California, then we just had to go check for ourselves whether Bruce Canepa really needs some money these days or if he’s just lost his mind.
If the name sounds familiar, Bruce Canepa was actually a top-flight racer back in the day and he’s also the same man who helped make the ’59 street-legal in the US. So of all people, you’d think that he would know just how rare and valuable that Porsche 959S he has sitting on his studio really is.
In fairness, he is selling the car for a mind-numbing $525,000 so it’s likely he won’t get conned into selling his 959S for well below the standard asking price. Still, it’s a Porsche 959S, Bruce! Don’t you have any other thing you can sell for that kind of money? Perhaps your kidney?