Of course with just six examples built, according to RM Sotheby's, there's very little opportunity to have one, until this October. At the auction house's 70th Anniversary Porsche auction in Atlanta over the weekend of Oct. 27, the 1985 Porsche 959 race car you see above will cross the block. It competed in the 1985 Paris-Dakar rally with multiple Paris-Dakar winner René Metge behind the wheel. Interestingly, it actually didn't have the twin-turbocharged flat-6 of the road-going models. Instead, it had a naturally aspirated 3.2-liter flat-6 from a 911 Carrera. It did have all the fancy suspension and all-wheel-drive gizmos, though. Sadly, an oil line failure kept the car from finishing the race. But the following year, Metge won the race in a different 959.
Naturally, such a rare and historic car is going to command a high price. RM Sotheby's estimates the Paris-Dekar 959 will fetch between $3 million and $3.4 million. But to have such a rare car with such an awesome look and history, maybe that's not terrible.