And you can be its next owner.
While Porsche produces some very capable off-roaders like the Cayenne, we'd love to see an off-road version of the new 911 as a spiritual successor to the 911 Safari rally car. Clearly, someone else has been dreaming of tackling rough terrain in a high-performance Porsche sports car. Listed for sale on Bring a Trailer is this 1987 Porsche 924S that has been converted into a Baja-style rally car – and you could be its next owner. It even competed in the 2019 Baja XL rally and Coastal Range Rewind.
Powering this rally-ready Porsche is a 2.5-liter inline-four producing 150 horsepower, paired with a five-speed manual transmission. The custom rally car also comes equipped with a limited-slip differential, a short shift kit, and a Warn winch to make it more off-road capable.
Other equipment includes a Yakima roof rack and basket, a custom tube frame front nudge bar, RotopaX fuel jugs and mounts, a Warn winch, mud flaps, skid plates, Hella 500 rally LED lights, and a CB radio antenna. It has a raised ride height and sits on 15" Braid Fullrace TR wheels wrapped in 215/75 BFGoodrich KO2 tires. A new timing belt and clutch kit were also installed to prepare the car for last year's rally, and the car was shown at the Los Angeles Porsche Experience Center and was featured on Petrolicious in April 2019.
To help this Porsche 924S stand out, the exterior has been partially repainted in its factory Guards Red by the seller, and white and gold vinyl livery graphics have been applied to the body. A front nose and black hood from a 924 Turbo have been installed, along with replacement bumpers that have been drilled out. If you don't like the black hood, a factory red hood is also included.
Inside are manually-adjustable black leather seats with reupholstered patterned cloth inserts. A 944 short shift kit and MOMO Monte Carlo steering wheel have been added along with Lloyds rubber mats, a Garmin GPS system and dash mount, a Porsche Classic radio navigation unit with Bluetooth, a CB radio, and an auxiliary switch panel with USB ports.
Since this Porsche 924S rolled off the assembly line, it has clocked up over 95,000 miles, around 8,000 of which were added by the current owner. If you want to own this radical rally car, the auction ends on Monday, July 22nd. At the time, bidding has reached nearly $11,000.