• Aug 15th 2008 at 9:59AM
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Click above to view more of the Porsche 959 Speedster

Not all German supercars are the same. For instance, not every Teutonic exotic bred the plethora of derivatives that the Mercedes SLR McLaren has. Case in point, the Porsche 959. There was no 722 version, no roadster and certainly no chop-top speedster. But that's where the aftermarket comes into the picture. Well, sorta.

What you see here is not a 959 supercar with the roof hacked off. Nor is it an original 356, either. All it appears to be is a kit car combining the retro styling of the original Porsche with the front and rear ends of the 959. The hybrid concoction may have filled a niche for a modern throwback to the original 356 just as the first-generation Boxster was coming to market, but where that leaves this creation now is up to debate. While we can't say that the end result is a work of art, it certainly is... original.

Follow the link for the auction page, where the 959 Speedster is under reserve at $5,700 with a buy-it-now price a hair under $11k.

[Source: eBay via PistonHeads]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Dang, I should dig out the magazine I have from years back now. It should a REAL 959 Speedster. The owner rolled the car shortly after leaving the factory, but instead of fixing it or totalling it, he had it made in to a speedster. Looked better than this one also!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I remember ads for this kit in the back of magazines, it was produced by the same company that made 356 Speedster knockoffs.

      Its even uglier than I remember.

      Whats great is this guy also has a Murcielago kit car in his "collection", probably Fiero based.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Do not want...
      • 7 Years Ago
      wow, thats horrible, thats like a beetle
      • 7 Years Ago
      What a fugly pos!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Total disrespect to an actual 959. A 959 is one of my favorite cars ever produced. This Volkswagon powered thing, if I saw you driving , I would laugh you off the road.
        • 7 Years Ago
        "...I would laugh you off the road."

      • 7 Years Ago
      I think I'd rather have Bill Gates's 959. You?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Doh! VW Floorpan!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder, but I wonder if this guy is blind.