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Dirt rally or tarmac rally?

gravel for sure, for some reason with an older air cooled car that just feels right. But water cooled seems right for a Tarmac car...

Yes I spotted that the other day and am interested, and while you couldn't build it for that, I'm interested in the build process as much as the end result.

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Luftgekühlt #LUFTAUTO 1985 Porsche Carrera




This Sunday, the 10th of April, the folks in charge of Luftgekühlt will be running their third annual show at Modernica in Los Angeles, and this Safari 911 is scheduled to be something of the centerpiece if you will. Built in conjunction with what amounts to the entire Porsche building community, the car will be auctioned off at the show this weekend to benefit "Autumn Leaves Project", which is a charity dedicated to funding pancreatic cancer research. for this car was initialized between Pat Long and Howie Idelson (the co-founders of Luftgekühlt) and intended to bring some of the "Safari" style to the west coast. The car started out at Emotion Engineering, where Joey Seely laid the groundwork by stripping down the 1985 Carrera to its base elements and building it back up with mechanical upgrades and suspension work. From there, the 911 headed up to Emory Motorsports where Rod Emory handled the design, fab work, and installation of the rally-style bits. Rod has had a couple rally-ized 911s in his day, so this was something of a homecoming for him. From there, Benton Performance and John Benton handled wiring and electrics, Carby Tuckwell of Deus Ex Machina handled some custom details, and Pelican Parts provided some DIY expertise, as well as a smattering of parts needed for the build. Tom Ridings managed transportation of the 911, and Jeff Zwart helped develop and shake down the car, because who else would know what makes a good off-road 911?Additional parts for the build were supplied by KW Suspension, Pirelli, BRAIDusa, Recaro, ERP Suspension, WEVO, Rothsport, Tarett Engineering and Rennline. I don't know about you, but those BRAID wheels look pretty awesome on this beast.If you want to bid, you've got to pre-register with RM's LA office by contacting vperry@rmsothebys.com or calling 1-310-559-4575.

Here's the list of specifications for the Safari 911, and what you need to know before you bid:

1985 911 Carrera Coupe
Production Completion Date: 11/12/1984
Engine Number/Type: 64F00572 (M930/21)
Transmission Number/Type: 74F00252 (G915/68)
Exterior Paint Color/Code: Grand Prix White/P5
Mileage 79,000

3.2L numbers-matching motor
Recent major engine service as part of build, including all gaskets and seals, valve adjustment, all filters and fluid, new wires, plugs, cap and rotor, coil, starter motor, ignition switch, sensors and relays, cleaned and balanced injectors
Sachs clutch
SSi headers and sport exhaust
Stock transmission with Guard Transmission limited-slip differential
WEVO engine and transmission mounts
WEVO precision shift joint
Rebuilt axles
Rennline Engine Mount Cross Bar
Rennline alternator strap
Clewett ignition wires
KW Suspension custom-designed and hand-built long-travel dampers
ERP Suspension control arms, subframes, tie rods, spring plates and monoballs
Tarrett Engineering suspension components
Custom lights and grilles by Emory Motorsports
Custom, powder coated front and rear bumpers, designed by Emory Motorsports and fabricated by Brian Coats Motorsports
Custom front and rear skid plates by Emory Motorsports
Auto Foreign Services roof rack
Ducktail and mirrors by Getty Design
Custom roll bar, fabricated by Brian Coats Motorsports
Recaro lightweight sport buckets
RS door panels
Schroth Rallye 4 belts
Rennline floorboards
WEVO shift lever, gate and coupler, powder-coated
CNC-milled custom American Walnut / Hard Rock Maple shift knob, by Modernica
CNC-milled custom Walnut veneer sub-floors, by Modernica
OMP Rally steering wheel
BRAID Winrace competition monoblock wheels – 15”
Pirelli P-Zero Rally 195/70-15
PMB restored calipers with slotted rotors
Porterfield brake pads
Rennline strut tower brace
Goodridge brake lines
Custom-designed hydraulic handbrake by Emotion Engineering and Emory Motorsport

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