The cool kid on the block is open to becoming a part of your gang. If you’re a Porsche fan, then you’ve heard of Magnus Walker, the “Urban Outlaw.” What he labels as “his best build to date,” is up for sale—the STR II.
The STR II gained a lot of attention after appearing on Jay Leno’s Garage and on Fifth Gear. It was also featured on the cover of Road & Track Magazine, Total 911, and more online blogs than you can count. It became so popular that you can pick up stickers and posters of the car at any Porsche meet. That could be because of how the build came about.
Magnus was inspired by two 911s—the 1968 911R and the 1972 911ST. The base for the car was the 1972 911T. Magnus updated the suspension so that it could handle more power—275 horsepower from a 3.2L engine with a 915 transmission. Magnus also added in a limited slip, four-wheel ventilated disc brakes and Bosch mechanical fuel injection.
On the inside, period correct black leather was added, but the interior was kept minimalist. And that kept with the theme that Magnus was going for. He was looking to create a street-legal race car with handling that couldn’t be matched, so no frills were needed.
The STR II could fetch a pretty penny given it’s notoriety. Regardless of the cost, whoever picks up this beauty will have the envy of the block parked in their garage.