The Baja race is a grueling test of both man and machine. There’s not much you can do about the man part—either you have it or you don’t. The machine part is another question altogether. If you’re looking for the right car to put through the abuse of the Baja, then why not go with one of the icons of the automotive industry, Porsche?
Bring a Trailer has a listing for a 1987 Porsche 924S that was converted into a Baja Rally Car. Get ready to test your mettle, because you know this car can hold up.
How do you know it can hold up? Because it already has. The owners of this Rally Car have already used it to compete in the 2019 Baja XL rally and the Costal Range Rewind Rally. The car was also displayed at the Los Angeles Porsche Experience Center and then featured on Petrolicious in April—not exactly a rally race, but still grueling experiences nonetheless.
Under the hood, this Porsche Rally Car holds a 2.5L inline-four that has been paired with a rear-mounted 5-speed manual transaxle. The speedometer tops out at 170 miles per hour. You wouldn’t take on rally racing without a limited-slip differential, and this car has one. It also features a short shift kit as well as a raised suspension. All that rides on 15-inch Braid Fullrace TR wheels that sport 215/75 BFGoodrich KO2 tyres.
The current owner also installed new bushings and mount, as well as created a custom suspension for the rally racer. You’ll also find a Warn winch on the front. A Yakima roof rack and basket ride on the top of the Porsche. Even with a couple of races to its name, the Porsche only shows 95,000 miles.
If you think you’re up to the Baja challenge, then maybe you should consider stepping up to the plate in a 1987 Porsche 924S.