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Rare Porsche 911 Safari has been put up for sale

AOL Cars UK logo AOL Cars UK 3 days ago Staff writer
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Fancy a Porsche that has plenty of off-roading capability but isn't a Cayenne? Well, you may be in luck, as a rare 911 Safari has gone on sale.

Developed by Porsche, the original 911 Safari was developed to compete in the Monte Carlo and Paris-Dakar rallies — both of which it won.

This exact car didn't come from the Porsche factory in Safari spec — rather it was converted by surgeon Dr. Erik Brandenburg, known for competing in a variety of rallies — some with his replica.

The Safari's 3.2-litre flat-six engine is capable of developing 228bhp and is mated to a Porsche 915 gearbox. It even features a replica Martini Racing livery, which judging by the published images, has seen a fair bit of dirty action — perfect for a rally car.

If you're looking for a luxurious car, this definitely isn't for you. The only listed feature is a sunroof — which replaces the air con — and steel plating to protect the engine and underneath of the car.

It's for sale at Belgian dealer Iconiccars for €129,900 (about £118,000) and guessing by the listed 88,000 miles, it's seen a good amount of hard usage.

It may not be the real deal, but the craftsmanship and history behind this 911 Safari makes it a desirable machine nonetheless.

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