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This modded 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe wants to safari so bad

This 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe has been modded for off-roading.

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Most but their Porsche 911 for its good looks and high speed capabilities. A select few have the sense to buy one for its safari capabilities.

This 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe is currently listed on Cars & Bids, ready time deliver a rally experience for the right buyer.

In November 2019, the 911 Carrera was professionally converted to a Safari replica. The conversion cost over $10,000 and utilized Elephant Racing parts.

This 911 Carrera was professionally converted into a Safari replica using Elephant Racing parts in November 2019. Service records confirm the seller spent over $10,000 having a taller suspension installed and making the necessary modifications to accommodate it.

1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

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The long list of modifications includes all-terrain tires, mud flaps, Elephant Racing Safari suspension kit, strut bar, modified brake lines, relocated fuel pump, M&K muffler, front fog lights, a custom front bumper, fiberglass rear bumper, roof rack, decals on both sides, a RennShift shifter with wooden shift knob, and JBL Xtreme Bluetooth speaker.

Additional alterations include a 26.4-gallon fuel tank, LED headlights, a Momo steering wheel, and a five-point racing harness at each of the front seats.

It has a Ruby Red Metallic exterior paint job and a maroon interior.

The rear-wheel drive 911 comes powered by an air-cooled 3.2-liter flat-six engine that is paired with a five-speed manual transmission. The engine achieves 200 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. It was rebuilt in 2004.

It has 156,000 miles on the odometer. According to the Cars&Bids website, the AutoCheck history report “notes that this car's odometer was once described as exceeding its mechanical limits."

The Porsche rides on 16-inch wheels, has power window and seats, and an aftermarket CD player. Its interior features leather upholstery.

Like any true off-roader of its age, there are small scratches throughout the model.

The Elijay, Georgia-based seller assures that it comes with a clean title from Florida.

An Omega Speedmaster Automatic 38mm watch (reference 175.0033) is included with the sale. That watch features a rally-style leather band that is nearly a perfect match for the car's interior.

Current bidding for the car is up past $30,000.

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Prototype testing of the new Macan model is underway.

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It's passed proving grounds tests and now the all-electric version of the Porsche Macan is hitting the road for additional testing. The highly-camouflaged next-generation prototypes of the compact SUV left the Porsche Development Center in Weissach, Germany for the first time this week.

"Testing in a real-life environment is now getting underway – one of the most important milestones in the development process," said Michael Steiner, Member of the Executive Board, Research and Development, at Porsche AG.

By the time the Macan EV is fully revealed in 2023, it will have garnered 1.8 million test miles worldwide in a variety of terrains and temperatures. Testing will even be done in virtual space, which is designed to save time and money. General Motor is using similar technology. These digital tests are able to analyze properties, systems, and powertrains of a vehicle.

Porsche Macan EV An electric version of the Porsche Macan leaves the company's testing grounds in Germany.Photo courtesy of Porsche AG

Porsche has created 20 digital prototypes for the purpose of simulation in a number of development categories, such as aerodynamics, energy management and acoustics. "We regularly collate the data from the various departments and use it to build up a complete, virtual vehicle that is as detailed as possible," said Dr Andreas Huber, Manager for digital prototypes at Porsche.

The first teams to work with the digital prototypes are aerodynamics specialists. "We started with a flow-around model when the project first started about four years ago," said Dr Thomas Wiegand, Director of aerodynamics development. The goal is a low coefficient of drag that blends that goal with the hallmark looks of the Macan SUV. Currently, engineers are using simulations to fine-tune details such as the cooling air ducts.

Simulations are also able to predict how the vehicle interacts with the driver in real life. "Simulation allows us to assess displays, operating procedures and the changing influences during a journey from the driver's point of view," explains Fabian Klausmann of the Driver Experience development department. This allows research and development team members to see how a driver would interact with the vehicle before any physical cockpit is built.

Porsche is designing the new fully-electric Macan to be the highest performer in its subcompact SUV segment. It will be the first Porsche built on the company's Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture.

The boutique performance arm of Volkswagen Group will sell the Macan EV side-by-side with internal combustion engine models of the car. "Demand for electric vehicles continues to rise, but the pace of change varies considerably across the world. That's why we're going to launch another conventionally powered evolution of the current Macan in the course of 2021," said Steiner.

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Motul has released a new line of lubricants for "rad" era vehicles.

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Motul has been around for 168 years, far longer than automobiles. The new Classic Line of lubricants have been specifically formulated for cars slightly newer, those that are members of the "rad" era. Motul's Classic Line features oils, detergents, and additives that the company has engineered to enhance the performance of older powertrains while offering improved protection.

Each Classic Line lubricant features an additive package with high-zinc (ZDDP) and molybdenum (moly) for reduced friction and increased power. Synthetic base oils and adapted detergent levels of each formulation are suited for metals and gasket materials that are common of the era of vehicle manufacturing. Advanced additives ensure that the lubricants meet or exceed American Petroleum Institute (API) standards.

Motul Eighties 10W30 Motul's Eighties formulation is made for forced induction engine vehicles.Photo courtesy of Motul

The Classic Line's products have high-adhesion properties that are designed to provide excellent cold flow properties to prevent engine wear during start-ups and to coat and protect engine internals and running gear during the periods of prolonged storage that collector vehicles often experience.

Motul Modern Classic Eighties 10W40 meets the needs of forced induction engines while Modern Classic Nineties 10W30 was designed for the demands of high-revving engines with more modern valvetrains. Both Modern Classic oils are the first products to offer high ZDDP and moly for "rad" era collector cars from these two decades.

To get the new 2100 Classic Oil 15W50, Motul revised its 2100 oil to better lubricate and protect naturally aspirated and forced induction engines with flat tappet cams common to the vehicles in the 1970s and beyond.

Motul Classic 10W50 Classic vehicles have different needs and their lubricants have a different formation than Eighties and Nineties branded oils.Photo courtesy of Motul

Classic Oil 20W50 is designed for hot rods, muscle cars, and collector vehicles, and uses additive packages fortified with ~1,800 ppm of ZDDP. According to Motul, this oil provides "improved protection for flat tappet or high-lift cams and high-performance engines with tighter tolerances and older elastomer gaskets; the medium detergent level also makes Classic Oil 20W50 an appropriate break-in oil for newly refurbished engines".

Straight-weight Classic Oil SAE 30 and SAE 50 are mineral monograde engine oils with low detergent levels, blended specifically for gasoline or diesel four-stroke engines generally produced before 1950.

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