Here’s something really cool: While every aspiring car collector these days seems to be entering the Porsche market and buying some air-cooled model from the 1970s or 1980s, this particular example can really distinguish you from the crowd. It’s a 1983 Porsche 911 SC, but it’s been converted to an excellent replica of the famous Rothmans rally car — and it’s currently listed for sale on Autotrader.
And yes, I mean an excellent replica. The Porsche you see above started life as a normal 911 SC like so many others, and it eventually fell into disrepair. Instead of simply restoring it, the seller decided to make a rally car tribute — and the detail provided in the listing is excellent. The finished product speaks for itself, or at least it seems to in photos; I can’t speak to the driving experience. But if it drives anywhere near as cool as it looks, I think this thing would be a blast.
Some of the changes made to closely match the real rally car involve a custom-made skid plate that’s measured to identical specs as the original, custom-fabricated body parts and a totally revamped chassis from a restorer who’s well-known in the auto show circuit.
The result is this excellent build, offered by Trissl Sports Cars in Florence, Alabama, for a whopping $139,000. That’s big money, but I imagine the cost — and time — of doing this yourself would be prohibitive. Now, you can have a turn-key example that’s ready to be driven home.
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