You Can Now Buy the Most Interesting 911 Ever Built
When Porsche enthusiast dreams come true, it looks a lot like this.
In the land of Porsche, there are a few names that every enthusiast knows and loves. Names like Hurley Haywood. But for us, the greatest modern Porsche madman is Dr. Erik Brandenburg. The medical doctor/falconer/vintage rally racing enthusiast has spent years buying, driving, and creating wonderful off-road Porsches. After he raced the famous Transsyberia Rally in 2007, Brandenburg had a trio of cars made that were replicas of his rig.
And now there is one for sale.
We see the 911 “Safari” cars as the pinnacle of air-cooled achievement. Utterly capable, nearly indestructible, and undeniably unique and interesting. The rugged truck tires are massively tall 215/85/16s, yet somehow they make the 911 look more aggressive and capable than comical. In some sort of nod to maintaining a semblance of Porsche purity, those tires are mounted to factory Fuchs wheels.
This particular car started life as a 1979 SC, and the drivetrain was left mostly unchanged. The body was seam welded and stiffened, and the suspension received a major upgrade, but there is a lot more 911 SC here than there is rally upgrade. The car is currently sitting with an asking price of just over $150,000, and we can’t even describe to you how much we want this thing.
If you become the new owner of this superlative machine, please honor the legacy of the good doctor who had it built: Drive it as hard as you can. Try your damnedest to break it, and then when it laughs at your futile attempts, bash it even harder.
If you asked, “new 911 GT3 or 911 Safari?,” we would be liable to slap you across the face for asking such a stupid question.
The Porsche 911 is our favorite car. Seeing one fettled, changed, and then launched over massive jumps just makes us feel like a child inside. We are filled with wonder and giddy happiness that is nearly indescribable.
If you become the new owner of this superlative machine, all we ask is that you honor the legacy of the good doctor who had it built: Drive it. Drive it as hard as you can. Try your damnedest to break it, and then when it laughs at your futile attempts, bash it even harder.
If you are interested in buying this pile of sexy and wonderful, you can check out the listing here. Make sure to inspect the photos to see more drool-worthy imagery like we have posted above.