1971 Franken-Porsche Has Front-Mounted Bentley V8

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But that's about all it has going for it.

If we were to announce that Porsche and Bentley were to join forces to collaborate on a special project, the internet would be ablaze with interest in a car that would surely blend the best of German handling prowess and British bespoke luxury. If we told you that this car was to be the only one of its kind and that it would be sold exclusively through a prestigious auction house, you would just know that it would be something truly special. The thing is, though, that the two brands share little common ground, yet some nutter decided to create an abomination using parts from both brands anyway, and the results are terrifyingly hideous.

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According to the listing on Bonhams, the car your eyes are being subjected to here was "designed" by Alexandre Danton. The paperwork he has supplied indicated that the original donor car was a 1971 Porsche 911 Turbo, but as is blatantly obvious, the boxer engine has been kicked out of the rear while a massive 300-horsepower, 6.75-liter Bentley V8 from a Mulsanne Turbo has been crammed into the front, in turn ruining any of the original car's handling and balance. To help cope with this mammoth power plant, Danton has changed the suspension by adding coilover springs and a solid rear axle. To be honest, we don't think this helps much.

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Inside, the once-classy interior is now anything but. According to the listing, it's been "sparsely trimmed in a racing style, with aluminum bucket seats and minimalist instrumentation." In other words, the cabin is a horrid mix of cheap metals and cheaper components. But the story doesn't stop there. The car is offered "for sale on instruction of a high court ruling" and "only copy paperwork is offered with this car", indicating legal issues for the current owner. If you have problems with your eyesight or enjoy burning money, this horrible hot rod is for sale without reserve, with an estimated sale price of between $7,000 and $14,000. We'd rather wash our eyes with lemon juice.

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