Check out this custom Porsche 911 Baja buggy now available on eBay.
But it’s not road legal.
This is the Baja Porsche 911. It started life as a classic 1969 Porsche 911, which as you can clearly see, looks very much like every other Porsche 911 ever made. At least superficially. Underneath the steel exterior and matte-grey paint job, this car has virtually nothing in common with a Porsche.
The Baja Porsche 911 was made by legendary antique car hunter Michael Lightbourn for the 2017 SEMA Show. It was funded by Arc Audio, who provided the stereo system for this one-of-a-kind Porsche, while the rest of it was custom made by Mr. Lightbourn to create the ultimate off-road racer.
Just about the only thing that came from the Porsche is the outer shell. The body was then placed on top of a Baja chassis made out of tubular steel, with the rear-mounted engine being a 2.3-L flat-four taken from a Volkswagen. We don’t have power figures for that engine, but typical Baja buggies are around the 200 hp mark.
Power is routed through a 4-speed manual with a quad-pack of exhausts dumping straight up from the engine compartment. The fully independent suspension has single Exit shocks front and twin Exit shocks on each rear wheel, while 15-inch OMF performance racing wheels are covered in Maxxis Bighorn off-road tires for maximum off-roadyness.
On the inside, a full roll cage, bucket seats, analog gauges, and a flat-bottomed steering wheel give this Porsche a very “end of the world” vibe to it. There’s very little to go wrong here. There aren’t even side windows.
There’s also no headlights: illumination is provided by twin LED light bars mounted on the roof and hood.
And that matte grey paint? According to the eBay listing, it’s actually surplus stealth paint from the US Air Force. The same stuff they use on the B2 Spirit stealth bomber. Why they’d be concerned about this Porsche appearing on a radar screen is anybody’s guess.
All this can be yours for the low price of $38,975.00, according to the listing from MotoeXotica Classic Cars. Keep in mind, this car is definitely not road legal, but it’s definitely ready for the impending global apocalypse.