a craigslist ad for this 2002 porsche 996.2 carrera 2 safari 911 rally car is going viral. priced at 45,000 dollars, the san fernando valley vehicle is a big deal for a couple reasons.

porsche 911 safari
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wait. first off. let’s tip our hat to andrew p. collins and jalopnik for originally posting this gem of a vehicle. in his article, andrew drives home an important fact: the car community is going crazy for porsche’s right now. they’re pricey as hell — for more reasons than one.

porsche 911 safari

 

 

amid this decade of transportation design changes — autonomous vehicles, uber, etc. — classic, well-made, re-designed, bespoke vehicles are becoming more and more desirable. the 996 porsche 911 safari? not so much. maybe it’s the headlights, maybe it’s the year, for unknown — perhaps obvious reasons — the 996 era 911s haven’t really up’d much in value.

porsche 911 safari

 

 

then there’s this green monsternew crate replacement engine, 2’ suspension lift, cooper mud+snow tires, powder coated wheels, OEM 996 roof rack, axe and shovel mounts, fog lights, skid plate, mud flaps, foster exhaust mod, and, oh my, tartan plaid — yes, tartan-yellow-green-awesome plaid — seat inserts.

porsche 911 safari

 

 

along with a hat tip to andrew p — designboom gives a warm, secondhand hat tip to the person andrew p. collins originally hat tipped: joel johnson.

porsche 911 safari

porsche 911 safari

  • you’re kidding right?
    if you browse on craigslist you can find any 996 for half the price.

    can’t you write about the new Porsche gt3 instead of this trash?
    thanks for listening

    porsche community says:
  • “new crate replacement engine, 2’ suspension lift, cooper mud+snow tires, powder coated 17’ wheels, ”
    Wow…. 2 foot suspension upgrade and 17 foot wheels????? That’s quite the machine!

    James pinger says:
  • took 3000 miles to realize that was a bad idea

    paul says:

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