This Unconventional 1986 ‘Porsche 911 Safari RS’ Fills Us With Want

If you’re anything like us, the car pictured above – called simply the “Porsche 911 Safari RS” – might just be one of the most absolutely, heartbreakingly exquisite things you’ve ever seen on this planet.

Jalopnik dubbed the custom-built Porsche 911 Safari RS “the best car in the 12 Hours of Sebring paddock,” and not having been present ourselves, we’re forced to concur. It was built by Kelly-Moss Motorsports and Stone Brothers Garage, from a former 1986 Porsche 911 race car (meaning the roll cage was already fitted – woohoo!)

If you’re the kind of person who sees rally lights all over the damn place and thinks: “How tacky. We both know you never venture off the pavement,” then this car is decidedly not for you. Eight gargantuan circular spotlights are shared between the front push bar and the roof rack – and by the way, the car has a push bar and a roof rack! A spare Fuchs rim with rubber is mounted to the back of said rack, displayed prominently atop the rear of the car like a proud, functional alloy trophy.

Additionally, the Porsche 911 Safari RS has a winch, in-case you should have any of those “oops” moments while you’re chasing down a(n) [insert deadly big game mammal here]. The ride height has obviously been raised, and the all-black Fuchs alloy rims fitted with all-terrain tires.

The Porsche 911 Safari RS exudes an intoxicating mix of sport and ruggedness, and is the one true companion that every bold, pioneering soul ought to have under his backside while going for a romp through the forest (sorry, hand warmers). Darn it all if we ain’t in love…

Photo: Jalopnik

Photo: Jalopnik

Aaron Birch is an automotive enthusiast and writer/filmmaker from Detroit, MI. As a rule, he only buys cars older than himself.

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