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  2 months ago +3457

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

    • Philip Brechler
      Philip Brechler 6 days 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 Month ago

      Doug DeMuro could you please review a Singer Porsche?

    • London Trucker
      London Trucker Month 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.

    • Tyranny Of Skuvlakas
      Tyranny Of Skuvlakas Month ago

      +OG Donny don't you mean review?

    • tfs2O3
      tfs2O3 2 months ago

      +Anton Lind They are beautiful BMWs! They didnt sell many here in the U.S. so I rarely see them

  • Requiem_is cool
    Requiem_is cool 20 hours ago

    Doug, the person who likes warning labels more than the interior of the car

  • Da Shizz
    Da Shizz 22 hours ago

    I remember when this car was only worth $250K....

    SMIFFY Day ago

    I disagree about the steering wheel, I mean I don't love it but it's far better than anything Ferrari has put in their cars over the past 20 years.

  • البومات ليلى غفران laila ghofran albums

    i only knew about this car when i was kid and playing need for speed porsche unleashed

  • Ondřej Chutný
    Ondřej Chutný Day ago

    Re: the offroad abilities - there is definitelly reason for that

  • Moabman
    Moabman Day ago

    I like the look of the car. It's like a 911 but with some cool funk.

  • Skull FT
    Skull FT 2 days ago

    The GT3 RS has the hole though and thats turboless :/

  • Phil Martin
    Phil Martin 2 days ago

    Doug, you missed the single most important quirk for Porsche nerds: that car had water-cooled heads on air-cooked cylinders!

  • the gayest kenji lavoski

    meh its good looking but not the greatest ive seen better

  • Quang Ngọc
    Quang Ngọc 4 days ago

    0405 0500 :)

  • Bart Nelis
    Bart Nelis 5 days ago

    your reviews are awesome !!!

  • Nathaniel's Phone
    Nathaniel's Phone 5 days ago

    What about that crazy Group B Toyota Celica?!

  • Decay of Alberta
    Decay of Alberta 5 days ago

    This is a beautiful car.

  • Felix Otto
    Felix Otto 6 days ago

    All I see is a 911 that over ate. The wheel wells make it look like crap.

  • Brady Patterson
    Brady Patterson 7 days ago

    That engine sounds damn good.

  • Joe Ees
    Joe Ees 8 days ago

    Considering how I see a lot of AWD/4WD vehicles driven by n00bs in the snow I think every car with an AWD/4WD system needs a "laws of physics still apply" warning.

  • Martin Landry
    Martin Landry 9 days ago

    The Germans, and Porsche AG in particular, are well known for reusing parts (if it ain't broke, don't fix it), and it's rather amazing how much this supercar shares with their normal production road cars. The end and inside of the door, including door handles (inside and out) and door locks, look just like on my '83 911SC, including the same handle to open the engine bay and same hydraulics to hold it open. That key slot inside the end of the door for the alarm system is there too, as are the ashtray and the map lights on the sides of the roof. No power seats or hydraulics to adjust the ride height on the SC though :-) That black dot under the door covers the hole for the jack, which raises the whole side of the car.
    You didn't mention the headlight washer spray button either!
    One last point, the 934 and 935, which had a limited run of road-legal variants, had those holes in the rear fenders as well. Thanks for sharing this rare jewel with us Doug.

  • Lizard King
    Lizard King 9 days ago

    I count 4 shades of seat leather colour. Just saying..

  • richard carr
    richard carr 9 days ago


  • KalKing03
    KalKing03 9 days ago

    Thats actually a very small standard med kit and very smart, I have used mine in my mustang and my truck before and most times were in no way foreseen so having it just in case was very helpful, especially for a car that could see track duty at small and sometimes un-managed tracks where the driver is on their own and some bandages and quik clot could save their life.... most small offices and classrooms have more stuff in theirs than this Porsche.

  • jordythebassist
    jordythebassist 10 days ago

    Doug, the kinda guy who actually ensures the top half of his head is cut off when filming himself talking about the fuel filler and trunk.

  • Leroy Brown
    Leroy Brown 10 days ago

    Classic car, unclassic steering wheel.

  • Maria I. Cubillo
    Maria I. Cubillo 11 days ago *CAR ENTHUSIASTS UNITE!* help her out if you can, Hoonigans stick together.

  • DeR_ GipsYKinG
    DeR_ GipsYKinG 12 days ago

    Gelände not Geland

  • Marc28031984
    Marc28031984 12 days ago

    I'm loving this car for almost 25 years, but this video showed me a lot of things I didn't knew.
    An absolute classic

  • Mylen Anders
    Mylen Anders 12 days ago

    One of my favorite cars of all time trully magnificent

  • killer 77__
    killer 77__ 13 days ago

    I have a 959

  • JD will
    JD will 14 days ago

    Why didn't you open the side panels under hood?
    Every car I have ever owned had the firing order under the hood including a Toyota!
    Giant tail light?? It's pretty obvious the corners are the only lights.
    G is for granny gear.
    My 1980 280Z had the stopwatch/timer/clock, not that much of an innovation in 1989.
    Always the worst steering wheel!

  • justatemp2000
    justatemp2000 14 days ago +1

    Isn't it interesting that they achieved 198mph with 444hp and modern cars need 550hp or more to do the same. I thought we were supposed to be becoming more efficient, not less...

  • Danny Beausejour
    Danny Beausejour 14 days ago

    funny perk... owned a a lot of vw's mk1 and mk2 from this vintage and you find extremely similar if not identical components from the seat tilt handles, hood latch or trunk for the porsche, the steering wheels and door handles are extremly similar haha love german cars of that vintage

  • Justin Hall
    Justin Hall 14 days ago

    95.9 fm who says the Germans don't have a sense of humour !!! Well spotted attention to detail De Muro classic , love it !!

  • chriz
    chriz 15 days ago

    Hey 12:30 what does the letter G mean?

  • FGGG Bits
    FGGG Bits 15 days ago

    959 my dream car ever since i played nfs 5 porsche unleashed

  • ö. . ,
    ö. . , 15 days ago

    The trunk is the cutest teddy bear!
    The first aid kit is nothing special, all cars in Germany had to have one like that in the 80ies and 90ies by law. Not sure what is required today, it changes a little bit over time.
    You also need some basic first aid training to get a driver license in Germany.

  • Corban Cutten
    Corban Cutten 16 days ago

    Ummm no Doug that shape steering wheel is one of the greatest Porsche has ever released!! Thanks Doug!! 😊😊

  • Eder s
    Eder s 16 days ago

    Group B thought, oh come on! here comes Porsche to ruin the fun, let's go home

  • Dan Moreno
    Dan Moreno 16 days ago

    I like Doug's whale t-shirt for the whale-tail Porsche!

    MICHAEL ANDERSON 16 days ago

    If you had ever lived in Germany and owned a car while you lived there, you would have known that first aid kits and warning triangles are mandatory items to have in your car. The reason for this is if you are the first on scene of an accident, you have to stop and render aid until emergency services arrive.

  • Luky Jones
    Luky Jones 16 days ago

    Is doug gay????

    • Rimrock300
      Rimrock300 8 days ago

      Here is a guy that asks if other men interested in Porsche, possible are gay too

  • ddavid122
    ddavid122 17 days ago

    At @11:00 you can see a Ford GT in blue with white stripes. ;)

  • Roger Rolex 69
    Roger Rolex 69 17 days ago

    Yeah dumbass the first aid kit is designed for accidents in Germany where there is no speed limit on the autobahn so yes it’s overkill because usually if you have an accident on the autobahn you’re dead. A limousine is referring to a normal four-door car in Germany at the time they were only concerned about the first and only market these cars were made for the German market not export markets. Not true S model had passenger side mirrors wouldn’t pass TUV no German manufacturers would do that anyway for a road car. What’s hilarious u think 88 is some pre historic era!!!!
    Sorry CGT is a complete POS compared to a 959. 959 was a complete car of what Porsche could do a CGT was only about a motor the rest of the car had zero attention or engineering .

  • OneCanisLupus
    OneCanisLupus 17 days ago

    That is one ugly car!

  • sfkeepay
    sfkeepay 17 days ago

    I was a kid when this car came out. It was the cover model of every major car mag, and I read every word of every story in all of them. Nice to walk through it with you, and have my still star-struck memories validated. If Batman had a Porsche, it would have been a 959. Great video.

  • Chris Stafford
    Chris Stafford 17 days ago

    No mention of the water cooled heads?

  • med8tor1
    med8tor1 17 days ago

    Peter Porsche's daily driver. I wonder if he still does. How cool is that? Doug finally drove the ultimate car I was waiting for him to check out.

  • Peter Barile
    Peter Barile 18 days ago

    Doug is the type of guy that tells you something is hilarious...but doesn't laugh.

  • Mighty Mini
    Mighty Mini 20 days ago

    Couldn't understand Doug saying Gelände, being German :D
    By the way, the first aid kits are actually still mandatory in Germany to carry in your car. And it mustn't be older than a few years. So the owner of your 959 would actually have to get new bandages if he takes the car back to Stuttgart ;)

  • Wewill MakeIt
    Wewill MakeIt 20 days ago

    That is a standard german first aid kit. They are mandatory to have in your car in Germany. ;)

  • A7XBilly
    A7XBilly 20 days ago

    Please find a 937 Porsche and review it! Its a beautiful and strange car! My old favourite!! Thanks

  • Jarek B
    Jarek B 20 days ago

    So much raving about the 959, and it still got a surprisingly low score.

  • gavin chamberlin
    gavin chamberlin 20 days ago

    Doug you should've given this car 10/10 on fun factor because +2 for off road capabilities for a 1.5 mil supper car?

  • hairychris444
    hairychris444 21 day ago

    Yeah... because so many people died during Group B racing. Absolute insanity.

  • KimJongPSY
    KimJongPSY 21 day ago

    26:40 LOL German's sense of humor

  • Todd Speck
    Todd Speck 22 days ago

    Sounds so amazing...So cool to see this car!

  • Tom N
    Tom N 22 days ago

    Good luck getting first aid kit after front end crash!!!

  • eloyex
    eloyex 22 days ago

    F40 is a mule car compared to the 959 !!!!

  • eloyex
    eloyex 22 days ago

    I know a little bit about this car, and the steering wheel is NOT from that era ... At least not from 911 of that era. And yes, it is an ugly wheel ! Incredibly, the 993 had a beautiful steering wheel ...!
    Many components come from 993, but some are from OLDER models !!! I dont like the shape of the car much, but I accept it is a very iconic model.

  • Are you 'avin a laugh? Is he 'avin a laugh?

    "they roast it as soon as you order"? poh fuck off, they'll have hundreds of packages of shit ready to mail out to every sucker who thinks they're getting something special.

  • bLu
    bLu 24 days ago

    It.more sense to buy this car over a ZR1-SRT & OR anything ford !!!

  • 243wayne1
    243wayne1 24 days ago

    These cars are so over rated and now are rendered nothing more than a piece of shit. Class dismissed.

  • MrJanizPetke
    MrJanizPetke 24 days ago

    Doug: do you know why the group b was dropped and the race of champions was created? I'm from the country that had the greatest rally drivers back at 80's and 90's

  • MrJanizPetke
    MrJanizPetke 24 days ago

    Porsche 917 and 959 are my all time favorite cars..

    DUSTIN HUY NGUYEN 24 days ago

    i am gay

  • hausmeisterei
    hausmeisterei 25 days ago

    Who orders such a leather 🤡?

  • Thoughmuchistaken
    Thoughmuchistaken 26 days ago

    Overkill on the first aid kit? No. Totally constant with the idea of racing in Group B/Dakar.

  • stephen hylton
    stephen hylton 26 days ago

    thats some advanced, complex technology!

  • Carlos
    Carlos 27 days ago

    The marks at the end are redundant.
    These are all subjektive!

  • Carlos
    Carlos 27 days ago

    This car has more usefull things than most of modern hyper cars!

  • Daniel Simpson
    Daniel Simpson 27 days ago

    Doug the type of dude that drinks coffee out of paint cans.

  • matt 'get tha strap' Jones

    Doug you didn't say how much the car cost back in the 80s when it came out

  • evilwillieg
    evilwillieg 28 days ago +1

    Awesome video, Doug. This was one of my favorite cars in the ‘80s and you always show us things about cars that we’d never see or know.

  • Evil DSM
    Evil DSM 28 days ago

    The oil fill cap looks so crude

  • Jason Dossett
    Jason Dossett 29 days ago +2

    I'm not really into sports cars or muscle cars or what not. But the engine bay of this car is one of the best designed pieces of machinery I have ever laid eyes on. Wow.

  • Kostas Nikolaou
    Kostas Nikolaou 29 days ago

    Wheel arches is somehow weird

  • Lautaro Raffo Baudino
    Lautaro Raffo Baudino 29 days ago

    I love that wheel design

  • Greg Wallace
    Greg Wallace Month ago

    If I had one I would sell it quickly.

    • Rimrock300
      Rimrock300 8 days ago did. Sold yours in the end of the 80's at just 5 grand less than you paid, and felt you came out of it with success

  • Greg Wallace
    Greg Wallace Month ago

    This car is Ugly as He11.

  • Greg Wallace
    Greg Wallace Month ago

    Looks like Toyota Supra Wheels.

  • Greg Wallace
    Greg Wallace Month ago

    I will say it better get you some knee pads!

  • Antti Mäkinen
    Antti Mäkinen Month ago

    Since my childhood, I've had a hard time choosing my all time favorite supercar between this and the Ferrari F40. Now I think it would be a Porsche 959. All those clever bits such as the error beep that works just like what one would still have on a PC motherboard manage to rub my soul the right way. This might just be the supercar with the best crazy to sensible ratio ever.

  • Marcus Dallas
    Marcus Dallas Month ago

    COFFEE ❤️😍

  • Seth Herron
    Seth Herron Month ago

    wrong 964 S. came with a rear fender intake.

  • sanderdejong66
    sanderdejong66 Month ago

    So where is the dipstick for the engine oil level? I saw one for the hydraulics, but not for the oil.

  • Bo Dez
    Bo Dez Month ago

    Its ugly

  • hobmarg
    hobmarg Month ago

    LOL the hydraulic lift, I had no idea the 959 had it.

  • Timothy Coyne
    Timothy Coyne Month ago

    Great review. Must have felt wonderful to have a dream come true that day, even if you were feeling anxious, too, while driving the 959!

  • rohan rawal
    rohan rawal Month ago

    Review Mercedes CLK GTR, though i know you have a soft corner for Porsches😛

  • Michael Sal
    Michael Sal Month ago

    Doug. The guy who after a one night stand feels taken advantage of.

  • Scott Martin
    Scott Martin Month ago

    It's probably going to need a new clutch soon I assume it's not supposed to be that heavy

  • Don Xeon
    Don Xeon Month ago +4

    Hey Doug, there is another Group B car you didn't mention....its called the Ferrari 288 GTO and would love to see you quirk one out.

  • Michael Tombros
    Michael Tombros Month ago +1

    I love the 959. One of the nicest and greatest cars ever made. I would definitely buy one if I could afford it.

  • You're the man now Dog

    take away the porsche name and it's just some ugly looking thing

    • Den Harrow
      Den Harrow Month ago

      Ssayss Ssean Connery-wannabe motherfucker.

  • Zan Bolders
    Zan Bolders Month ago

    24:05 Fun Fact: The First Aid Kit is required in Germany. Also the type and number of ingridients. :) So every car has this in Germany. When Police is pulling you over and are looking for a reason to srew you, they just ask about the first aid kit or the Warning Triangle.

  • Jeremy Battle
    Jeremy Battle Month ago

    Wonderful sound

  • Trackappeal
    Trackappeal Month ago +4

    Air suspension, all wheel drive, blah blah blah, did it come with a cocaine mirror like the Countach? I think not.

  • myidisyou
    myidisyou Month ago

    By the way is it just me or at 28:14 especially in this video he looks like a young Jay Leno.

    • Don Xeon
      Don Xeon Month ago

      Probably because Jay Leno is his father.

    • Den Harrow
      Den Harrow Month ago

      It's just you.

  • myidisyou
    myidisyou Month ago

    Doug the kind of guy who can't say the word "lancia" 037

  • zook dom
    zook dom Month ago

    Normally in car videos I mostly only ever want to see driving, but with this channel, my favorite part is the story behind the car, all the weird quirks and history behind the car. Very great channel, working towards watching every video.

  • thejudge 1897
    thejudge 1897 Month ago

    Fuck the car I'm off to make a coffee...