This 1984 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Willy Safari will make even the most die-hard purists appreciate this build
A Porsche going offroad, that’s not a revolutionary thing to see. And no, we’re not talking about your average Orange County Porsche Cayenne or Macan driver, driving 150 feet through the dirt to attend a family cookout. We’re talking about a proper Porsche offroader. Cars like the 959 that, even though failing completely at the 1985 Paris-Dakar rally, eventually grabbed a first and second podium finishes the year after, fully solidifying Porsche’s name in Dakar history. While the German carmaker was more dedicated to LeMans and similar track courses in recent years, the fame and appeal of an offroad going Porsche never vaned. Thus, it’s no big surprise seeing a slew of off-road going 911’s flooding the automotive market these days, courtesy of some pretty talented resto-modders out there.
This particular Matte Black 1984 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Willy Safari is a perfect example of what happens when some of the best minds in the automotive world join forces. Envisioned when Kelly-Moss Road and Race director of operations Andy Kilcoyne – present at a Hoonigan shoot, happening at a frozen Wisconsin lake in the middle of winter – met and befriended the episode’s hosts Larry Chen and Will Roegge. Months later, when Roegge put his old 911 up for grabs, Kilycone scooped it up and got to work on a wild custom project of his own. It took him 10 months of hard work, but the Willy Safari spec build was born. It features a gorgeous matte black finish, covering the 911 with a modified aluminum bumper and custom-made lower valance, complete with enlarged wheel wells, able to accommodate large LT245/65/R17 BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires.
In addition to the bodywork, this Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Willy Safari also features a carbon-kevlar roof, roof rack, Hella Rallye horns, 6-pot Brembo brakes, a digital dash display with back-up camera illumination, refurbished suspension and chassis and a custom-made roll cage. There’s also a new LED light package, the highlight of which are 9eleven headlamps and a curved 30″ Black Oak LED-equipped on the front and rear of the car. You know, when you hit that night rally stage, someplace south of Los Angeles. However, several MOMO additions make this build a complete and unique looking Safari 911 build.
The first thing most will notice is a set of MOMO Heritage 6 wheels in a Matte Black finish. Furthermore, a MOMO Heritage Prototipo steering wheel is installed, fitting the Porsche perfectly. Alongside these, the interior also features a MOMO Super Cup racing seats. These are equipped with MOMO six-point racing harnesses, giving a comfy and safe work environment for the race driver. Period correct in every way, giving even the most die-hard purists an offroad 911 build they can appreciate.
A great showcase of this Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Willy Safari is available in the media gallery below, thanks to Yup Its Chris Photography.