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Wed Mar 12 2014 13:21:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A Guards Red 1986 Porsche 959 'Vorserie' sold at RM Auctions for $687,500.

"The 959 was the culmination of a dream harbored by Porsche’s then chief engineer, Helmut Bott, who was trying to find a way to keep the 911 series in production years into the future. Bott convinced new Managing Director Peter Schutz that developing a state-of-the-art 911-based chassis for Group B rallying would ensure a steady flow of improvements, such as all-wheel drive, which became the company’s most important product. The radical Gruppe B supercar prototype was unveiled at the 1983 Frankfurt Auto Show to great acclaim."

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