Photo Credits: Barrett-Jackson

The car you see above is one out of the four surviving Porsche 959 prototypes among a total of 29 that were made during the eighties for testing purposes before the car went on sale in limited numbers. The 959 was made between 1986 and 1989 and it has a body made out of fiberglass-reinforced Kevlar and aluminum. It was a technological masterpiece for its era.

As a refresher, the Porsche 959 is powered by a 2.8-liter rear-mounted flat-six producing 450 Hp. That allows it to hit 100 Km/h (62 mph) in less than four seconds and hit a top speed of 320 km/h (200 mph).

The car will be on sale at Barrett-Jackson for $225k but buyers have to aware that this prototype isn't actually certified for road use. More pictures of this iconic machine in the gallery below.

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