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BUILT from eBay: 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera

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For the Team Eurocar crew at GSR Autosport, the start of the BUILT from eBay challenge was both easier and more difficult than the other teams. GSR’s 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera arrived in better shape than the other three cars in the challenge, so what do you do with eight weeks to rebuild a car that doesn’t necessarily need rebuilding? Well, GSR decided to simply have some fun and turn this 911 into a 70s rally-inspired on/off road beast.

Team Eurocar went crazy sourcing parts for their build: the GSR rally 911 features a custom roll cage, Enkei wheels with Pirelli tires, Recaro racing bucket seats with Scroth racing harnesses, a MOMO steering wheel, a full Rennline interior and accessory kit, a Porsche factory short-shift kit for the manual transmission along with a Sachs Performance clutch and flywheel, fiberglass front and rear race bumpers, a ’73 Carrera RS-style “duck tail” rear deck lid, and even a rally light pod. To complete the look, GSR had the team at Bells Automotive put a classic Porsche rally car paintjob on their machine, and the results are outstanding.

Also outstanding? The sound of the Porsche’s 3.2-liter inline-6 through its new custom exhaust. This thing sounds mean, and tackles dirt and pavement with equal amounts of anger. GSR Autosport did a great job of straddling the line between road car and rally racer: their 911 doesn’t stand quite as high as a real rally racer would, but it acquits itself more than well when they take it for a road test during episode 9 of BUILT from eBay video web series, even managing to successfully catch some air through the desert. Simply put: this is a very cool, unique car that can handle just about anything thrown at it.

The auction of GSR Autosports’ Porsche 911 Carrera will benefit SEMA Cares. SEMA Cares aims to make a positive difference in the lives of children, and works with Childhelp and the Victory Junction Camp.

SOLD FOR $33,700

Year 1984
MAKE: Porsche
MODEL: 911 Carrera
MILES: Do not know
EXTERIOR COLOR: Custom Paint by Bells Automotive – White (blue/red/gray stripes)
INTERIOR COLOR: Black/Charcoal
TITLE: Clear
Tire Info
Brand: Pirelli XR7 Rally Tires
Tire Size: 225/50/15
Wheel Size: 15×7 Enkei Rally Wheels

Features full custom roll cage, Recaro Profi SPG racing bucket seats and Scroth racing harnesses, Momo Prototipo steering wheel, Rothsport racing steering wheel quick release, Rennline full interior and accessory kit, Upgraded brake pads, drilled and slotted rotors, braided stainless steel brake lines, custom exhaust, Porsche factory short shift kit, Sachs Performance clutch and flywheel, Front mount oil cooler, 73rs style duck tail rear deck lid, Fiberglass roof, Fiberglass front and rear race bumpers, vintage aluminum mirrors, Rally light pod,

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3 Comments on "BUILT from eBay: 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera"

alex cockerill
4 years 7 months ago

I can’t believe the car only went for 33,700. someone got one hell of a deal. If i wasn’t only 20 I’d have scrounged up more cash to buy it! Great work boys and i wish i could build this. My porsche is my 74 VW beetle, we will see what i can do with it 😉
cheers and great work, Alex

4 years 7 months ago

Thanks Alex!

Steve Schmidt
2 years 5 months ago

I can’t believe after all the discussion about raising the car instead of lowering it and how difficult it was to make a car work on pavement and dirt and the set up had to be just right. And it can be a daily driver and a rally car on dirt, AND NO ONE mentions the type of suspension they used, what they did to figure out the suspension geometry? Really???Details in bumpers, seats, brakes, brake lines, exhaust, seat belts, steering wheel and quick release and no one wanted to promote any suspension parts in this whole story. No one wants to take credit for figuring out the proper handling? I thought this was for car guys that would take on similar projects. Everyone installs stainless steal brake lines, that’s a no brainer. I don’t need that listed. I can get that info at Autozone. I am shocked European Car was part of this. It used to be a worthwhile magazine. I thought I could learn something from it. At least the Charities got something out of it.