The Porsche 959 Is a $1.5 Million Automotive Icon

  • Published on Dec 4, 2018
    The Porsche 959 is one of the most famous Porsche models of all time -- and the 959 is one of the most famous cars from the 1980s. Today I'm reviewing the Porsche 959 to show you the details of one of the world's most amazing cars.
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  • Doug DeMuro
    Doug DeMuro  4 months ago +3614

    Have a good day at school, sweetie! Don't lose your 959 first aid kit!

    • Juan Tafoya
      Juan Tafoya 16 days ago

      Can you review a RUF CTR "Yellowbird" that is a legendary car as well.

    • Philip Brechler
      Philip Brechler 2 months ago

      Fun fact: That is a German first aid kit. Being German it is of course standardised and there is of course a law specifying what needs to be in there. So every German car has this insane amount of bandages in it.

    • Ravi Seal
      Ravi Seal 3 months ago

      Doug DeMuro could you please review a Singer Porsche?

    • London Trucker
      London Trucker 3 months ago +1

      I am from Hungary and my dad gave me a Hungaian first aid kit. It is almost the same as the 959 first aid kit, the only difference tha it is blue.

  • bobby griz
    bobby griz Day ago

    Stop looking at the camera lol

  • sharamall
    sharamall Day ago

    @doug demuro 17:23 you're gonna give yourself wrinkles if you furrow your brow like that

  • PT JWW
    PT JWW 2 days ago

    He should have mentioned the rims are made from a magnesium alloy: even lighter than aluminium.

  • Peter
    Peter 2 days ago

    Doug - driving with his ford gt to a porsche 959, great

  • Zach Diecast Mansur
    Zach Diecast Mansur 3 days ago

    Really man, a coffee commercial?!? You sold out man! What happened to the Doug I used to know, the independent underground car reviewer-guy, man? It used to be about the music, man, now... you will advertise anything for anyone just to gain a buck or two, man. 😣

  • Zach Diecast Mansur
    Zach Diecast Mansur 3 days ago

    Really man a coffee commercial?!? You sold out man! What happened to the Doug I used to know, the independent underground car reviewer guy, man? It used to be about the music, man, now... you will advertise anything for anyone just to gain a buck or two, man. 😣

  • 00bean00
    00bean00 3 days ago

    Doug, your "daily numbers" seemed inexplicably lower than what you were actually saying.

  • The Anime Box
    The Anime Box 3 days ago +1

    Doug's the type of guy that wants bandages for lunch time.

  • Galaxy Ha
    Galaxy Ha 3 days ago

    Its 1988
    Better than Jaguar 2018

  • _FlyingEgor_
    _FlyingEgor_ 3 days ago


  • jon gone gone
    jon gone gone 4 days ago

    look its not a caddy!! now this is history. no tow truck needed.

  • Kai-Uwe Trinks
    Kai-Uwe Trinks 4 days ago

    Its a regular German first aid kit

  • Fspirit
    Fspirit 5 days ago

    i want this car

  • TheRPGentleman
    TheRPGentleman 5 days ago

    Iconic, but also ugly. Unless you want to drive around the automotive embodiment of a child's toy. The design looks like something Fisher-Price might come up with for a toddler's toy car.

  • Ian Mangham
    Ian Mangham 5 days ago

    I never knew the suspension was that amazing

  • JasperSmeets
    JasperSmeets 6 days ago

    The G-gear in the 959 was also a measure to avoid noise regulations. As regulations only tested on lower speeds and in lower gears, the porsche 959 would initially fail these tests. So they put in the G-gear, as testing had to be performed starting from 1st gear, with the G-gear installed, they could make first gear longer, which meant lower noise emissions which will pass the regulations.

  • Scorpionc
    Scorpionc 6 days ago

    The F40 might be the Posterboy in the 80s, this one is the Drivers car. Anyway, every Car that is registered in Germany needs to have a First Aid Kit. And you get trouble with the Police and the Periodic safety inspection if you dont have one within its expiritation date. The Chalk btw. was for when you had a Crash to mark the Position of the Cars and then to push the Cars aside to make room for the traffic to keep flowing, if possible, I guess thats also an 80s thing.

  • Cipher DoUrdan
    Cipher DoUrdan 6 days ago

    When you look it up and the history plays out like some anime.
    959 - We go fast
    F40 - We go slightly faster
    959 S - Can't let you do that Ferrari.
    F40 E - Wanna bet?
    911 GT1- Absolutely.
    F50- This'll be good.

    • choob
      choob 2 days ago

      Cipher DoUrdan lol GT1>F50

  • Jeff polara
    Jeff polara 6 days ago

    The Beachcraft Bonanza of cars!

  • Udalix
    Udalix 7 days ago

    Both front and rear wheels appear to me like they could be moved backwards in the wheel well a bit. Looks odd with the wheels hugging the front side of the wheel well's like that.

  • Maciej Kornatowski
    Maciej Kornatowski 8 days ago

    Honestly, if I ever reach a point in my life when I can afford it, my personal car collection will be complete with two cars: Porsche 959 and Ferrari F40. Two brilliant cars from same era, so close in performance, but so different they have nearly nothing in common.

  • Themadoutbacker
    Themadoutbacker 9 days ago

    That thing is hella clean

  • Brad Pittman
    Brad Pittman 10 days ago

    I saw a silver 959 around the Colorado Springs area on the road in 2013. It was awesome.

  • Andrew Langellier
    Andrew Langellier 11 days ago

    Why is this his 6th least viewed vid???

  • laszlo katona
    laszlo katona 11 days ago

    Now im sure that you are the product of hitlers superrace... 7/10?

  • science geek
    science geek 11 days ago

    Doug. You are so anal. Image being one of his children, zero chance of ever pulling a quick one on Doug. But I must admit I am happy to see a review of a 959. Thanks.

  • Stephen Lipp
    Stephen Lipp 11 days ago

    This car was the car poster above my bed as a kid!

  • Juan Ectomanen
    Juan Ectomanen 12 days ago

    Shut the fuck up about that beautifull steering wheel

  • HansDampf1911
    HansDampf1911 13 days ago

    Info: The health kit is just a standard germany approved health kit. Nothing special here.

  • OneCrazyDJ
    OneCrazyDJ 13 days ago

    10 miles driven, you owe $10,000 for that little cruise.

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  • Alexis Martinez
    Alexis Martinez 13 days ago

    I get so anxious when Doug messes with the dials and settings of things like suspension and other mechanical features on these million dollar cars. He does it so fast and it reminds me of when I used to play with power windows and it makes me feel like he's going to break something.

  • Jason Moore
    Jason Moore 14 days ago

    Wow tough crowd, with that 65 doug score

  • Jason Moore
    Jason Moore 14 days ago

    1 of my all time favorites. Just a beast on the race track or the rally circuit

  • Faan 1519
    Faan 1519 16 days ago

    This is the proof that 959 is a car beyond its time., adjustable suspension, traction settings. All these technologies used in 80's until now. The engineers must have been thinking 20 years ahead. Hands down

  • sip cip
    sip cip 16 days ago

    I heard a theory that says The "G" gear was used to pass the noise test. Because of the measurement of noise level on certain speed, they put another gear to decrease the amount of noise

  • James F
    James F 16 days ago

    Back seats down the perfect spot for a set of 15s. It's official this is the car I want.

  • Etusko
    Etusko 16 days ago

    ...Something something Ruf CTR

  • Karl X
    Karl X 17 days ago

    Ugly as hell.

  • Ozan Bayrak
    Ozan Bayrak 17 days ago

    Waitin' Jeff Bezos' 97 Honda Accord video

  • David Ramirez
    David Ramirez 17 days ago

    I still can’t believe you drove this. I haven’t even selected this on a video game

  • Nicholas Mathis
    Nicholas Mathis 18 days ago

    I feel bad.. I think this is one of the ugliest cars ever..

  • armoureddanger
    armoureddanger 19 days ago

    the joe rogan car

  • boosted saleen
    boosted saleen 19 days ago

    G for granny low gear . Lol

  • 138thBatista
    138thBatista 19 days ago

    On those stupid Facebook posts with the unreasonable question "If you had five empty garage spaces and unlimited money, what would you fill those spots with," I always think about having 5 - Porsche 959s, Sports or Comforts, don't care.

  • TestTubeBabySpy
    TestTubeBabySpy 20 days ago

    Germans DO have a sense of humor, Ever heard of FunnyBot?

  • Hector Sanchez
    Hector Sanchez 20 days ago

    I heard 959, 959 times

  • John Scott
    John Scott 20 days ago

    This car screams late 80s

  • Charles Savard-Daigle
    Charles Savard-Daigle 20 days ago

    No safety latch and a giant spoiler :)

  • fabts
    fabts 20 days ago

    I love Porsches but this one is not my favorite, But if I had 1.5M I think buy me 7 Nismo GT-R SWT...

  • Sidney Green
    Sidney Green 21 day ago

    Porsche 959 is a very hot looking car, I've always wanted to own one

  • Mike Thomas
    Mike Thomas 21 day ago

    I know it’s fast and handles well. But, the design looks like a 1.5 million dollar version beetle with a big wing attached at the rear.

  • life in general
    life in general 21 day ago

    i had to turn the sound down this guy was killing me with that 1960's disc jockey way of speaking... yuk!!!

  • ZiPolishHammer
    ZiPolishHammer 22 days ago +2

    2 mil for a car that any layman would confuse for a 911. I'll never understand Porsche fanboys

    • Michelle Adams
      Michelle Adams 19 days ago

      I feel you but Damn that's a great looking porsche i don't care what it is

  • Brick
    Brick 22 days ago +2

    Doug: "Ahhh to be a youth in 1980s Germany."
    Me: "Ahhh to be a youth in 1940s Germany."

  • J Trizone
    J Trizone 22 days ago

    Why do I see a Volkswagen beetle with a longer tail and front🤔🤔

  • Citroen Hy
    Citroen Hy 22 days ago

    if you havent check yet pls do Citoren CX (gti turbo 2 if possible ) or Citroen SM

  • Fopeano
    Fopeano 22 days ago +1

    In the early 2000's, I was a Porsche parts guy and spent my idle time exploring the parts catalog. At times I looked to the most expensive parts I could find and gravitated to the 959 and the brand new Carrera GT that one of which came through our dealer. The Carrera GT stock front PCCB brake rotors were $7500 each, similar to 911s with the PCCB option. The pad set was only around $500 for the PCCB. Then there was the GT bumper covers, $12k for front and $15k for rear. Way more than any 911 bumper cover.

    The 1988 959 rear bumper cover tipped the scales at SEVENTY-EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS and change. This is the list price, to be clear, but holy good god I'm still blown away by it years later. At that time, a 996 bumper cover was about $500.

  • vikingslayer34
    vikingslayer34 23 days ago

    I can respect the car and the technology, but in my opinion, the look just doesn't do it for me.

  • Philippe Larcher
    Philippe Larcher 23 days ago +2

    Try Citroën DS for even older adjustable suspensions

  • cole bizwell
    cole bizwell 23 days ago

    Doug the type of guy to have a PhD in Quirkology

    • Alexander Laycock
      Alexander Laycock 21 day ago

      Doug the type of guy to report bruh moments to the police

  • Laurence Kenyon
    Laurence Kenyon 23 days ago

    I owned and drove a 959 Komfort model for many years using it frequently. I was the 2nd owner and I knew the first owner and history. When I bought it the car needed some work which was accomplished with the help of PCNA and a really good old school Porsche Tech. It took some doing but eventually the car was extremely well sorted out. I also lived on a dirt road. My favorite memory is driving down the paved road at speed (100+ mph) and turning onto the dirt road changing the torque split and raising the car in mid turn. Fun. However, the hydraulic suspension was questionable at speed. I was afraid to drive it at speeds over 150 mph and don't even think about the track. G is first gear. I believe the first aid kit may have been a German road registration requirement. There is very little room under the front bonnet. Your test car didn't have the tool kit, tire pump, service manual etc. which lives there. The torque multiplying center lock wrench is really cool. The cab always seemed maybe 10% smaller than a 911 of the same period hence the tightness you experienced. Notice the lack of rain gutter..the cab is not 911. The "S" model is a decontented Komfort model not an "RS" Instead of hydraulic (lift) suspension it uses double coil-overs which made the car a significantly better handling car. And yes, most "S" models eliminated the right side mirror. But I recall the rear view mirrors (both) as the best rear view mirrors, for whatever reason, in any car I had owned previously or since. In driving an "S" I missed it. I loved owning the car. I loved seeing it in the garage. But I don't miss driving it. It was so complicated and parts were unobtainable. I often felt I was in a ticking time bomb. One more piece of trivia. The service manual contained instructions for making the test box which was necessary to reset the suspension and diagnose issues. If the suspension or anything else was out of whack there were all sorts of buzzers and lights to warn you. My test box was made with Radio Shack stuff and was never anywhere near Weissach.. When you plugged it in, depending on the test or problem, the manual instructed you what buttons to push in a complicated sequence with the answers showing up as a series of complicated blinking (warning) dash lights almost like "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." It was somewhere between analog and digital but it did work.

  • westpalmdoc
    westpalmdoc 23 days ago

    awesome review man well done

  • Dave J
    Dave J 24 days ago

    It isn't often I disagree with the Doug score but this car is the true starting point for all current 911 cars. A true race car modded enough to drive on the street. It innovated in more areas than the other cars it is compared to. You are 10 points short on the weekend score. This car was likely studied by the makers of the R32 and every other performance AWD car made. It was ground breaking and deserves better.

  • alphatrion100
    alphatrion100 24 days ago

    When you crash this car you will be covered in fuel

  • camoaesthetics
    camoaesthetics 24 days ago +7

    Wow... anyone notice "1 piece of white chalk," at 24:57 listed in the First Aid Kit table of contents?
    I can only think of one use for that during an auto accident.
    Insane this car even anticipates death.

  • Olive Ephemerals
    Olive Ephemerals 25 days ago

    you'd still have the f40 though any day

  • Bingo Boingo
    Bingo Boingo 25 days ago +2

    Porsche had to declare the first gear to a "G-gear" due to noise regulations. So the second became "first" and so on. You use the G-gear as a normal first gear.

    • no, as a matter of fact
      no, as a matter of fact 6 days ago

      If that was the case, it would be a bitch to start from the first gear aka normal second gear. I find it hard to believe many owners would do that, you're gonna wear that clutch down fast if you're starting at each red light from 2nd.

  • Phillip Noetzel
    Phillip Noetzel 25 days ago

    You can now buy a Cayman S or GT4 for much much much less cost.....and it will take everything the 959 developed and outrun it like mad (except for the top speed....but who the fuck cares about going fast in a straight line). Why spend 1.5 million?????

  • Sam Sonn
    Sam Sonn 25 days ago

    Center lock key wtf??

  • Gladio Caelum
    Gladio Caelum 25 days ago

    Review an sl300

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan 26 days ago +2

    I always hear especially US Americans giggling about the very comprehensiv first aid kits of German cars. Actually it´s mandated by the German goverment to have it that way.

    Fun Fact: standart procedure in a police control is to controll the first aid kit and if something inside of it is missing or expired you have to pay a huge fine of 5€

    Greetings from Germany

  • Enemy Hero
    Enemy Hero 26 days ago +1

    Dont let Jerry Seinfeld see this, he'll get a chubbed up boner over it

  • drquazar
    drquazar 26 days ago

    1 piece of white chalk? In the first aid kit? I can only think of one reason to need white chalk in an auto accident. Crazy!

  • faur alin
    faur alin 26 days ago

    i dont drink koffeee f....u

  • Daniel Kuhne
    Daniel Kuhne 26 days ago

    Oh Dude, when you suddenly need a kidney-transplantation and lookin' at the first-aid-kit of your freakin' Ford GT, remember how you laughed at the 959 kit! 😂

  • Miguel Ferrandis Perez

    pls do a lancia s4 stradale

  • XnMojo
    XnMojo 27 days ago

    the way he ends all his sentences by extending the last syllable sounds like hes trying super hard to make sure you know how cool he is. (it's not working)

    • Joe H
      Joe H 24 days ago +1

      Got em’. Got em’ good! How will daddy Doug ever recover?

    • Joe H
      Joe H 24 days ago +1

      Sick burn

  • Sebastian Wilkey
    Sebastian Wilkey 27 days ago

    The paint is all jacked up on the 959. I wonder if that is the 959 that has been in a wreck being for $450k over a year ago that I've seen in person.

  • Brotang Youst
    Brotang Youst 28 days ago

    Can you even put the front seat back into position with you in the back? Looked like the front seat needed to be forward to use the back seat.

  • Brotang Youst
    Brotang Youst 28 days ago

    The adjustable firmness wasn't that forward thinking really. I had an old 80s Ford telstar that had that and it worked pretty well. Would stiffen the front under braking, rear under acceleration and each side respectively when cornering. If they had it on a 80s Ford it's nothing special😂😂

  • Wurstbrot
    Wurstbrot 28 days ago +1

    Really? They made a "comfort" version of the 959?

  • colla 555
    colla 555 28 days ago

    What is that garden hose for at 24:07?

  • Anthony Alvear
    Anthony Alvear 29 days ago +1

    it is absurd to hear an idiot comment on one of the best sports cars ever made, pathetic

  • will i amnot
    will i amnot 29 days ago +1

    this is an ugly car
    too much overhang front and rear
    wheels arches make wheels look small
    windscreen is from another ugly car the volkswagen beetle

  • pleappleappleap
    pleappleappleap Month ago

    Wait. It gets to 60 well under 4 and still only gets an 8?

  • Brad Mulcahy
    Brad Mulcahy Month ago

    The problem with a lot of those really technologically advanced features is that half of them didn’t work. The Germans got a little ahead of themselves during that period of time. Just look in a 1980s Audi 5000

  • Hank Baxter
    Hank Baxter Month ago

    I appreciate how cool this car is, but i still think it's ugly.

  • Hannes Olsson
    Hannes Olsson Month ago

    I wanted a 959 since I was a kid. Now when I'm older I am piss poor and I get to watch this goofball drive it instead. Sweet.

  • Ekku
    Ekku Month ago

    I think its a shame that the 959 shadowed by the f40 and is not that well known. Everyone knows what the f40 is but not everyone knows what the 959 is

  • Xristos Kapa
    Xristos Kapa Month ago

    Tell me if I’m wrong but Porsche is such beautiful car manufacture,everything is in order,makes beautiful cars.I would love to own one some day..!

  • Soso Mama
    Soso Mama Month ago

    The ugliest Porsche ever built. It’s amazing what hype can do; it can give a ghastly car-such as this-a heavy price tag. 😊

  • Ray Ray
    Ray Ray Month ago

    One of your best reviews yet.

  • Dick Berry
    Dick Berry Month ago

    Needs different rims bad!

  • Tad Ficus Catus
    Tad Ficus Catus Month ago +1

    You have to be a car enthusiast to know what this car is, or know that it is special.

  • Freddy Bartolo
    Freddy Bartolo Month ago

    Doug.....d kind of guy who eats seafood with chopsicks....these americans... so funny....aluminum....its called aluminium.....pls yyyy?

  • Freddy Bartolo
    Freddy Bartolo Month ago

    Y have an ourside oil filler without dipstick like otherside 4 hidrolick...sry 4 spelling...which has dipstick....but not 4 engine oil???funny design from munfsr like porsche....but still a gr8 car

  • Kripoo1975
    Kripoo1975 Month ago

    Dough, the type of guy that gives his wives a score after he “drove” her.

  • Photon Boy_Tech
    Photon Boy_Tech Month ago

    13:58 those needles tho