Porsche-chu! No, wait. Pika-leven! Porsche-mon? Whatever you call this 1980 Porsche 911SC dressed up as everyone’s favorite pocket monster Pikachu, it rules.
Do you see that magical opening in the barriers? That light at the end of the forest tunnel, where the dirt path cedes to glorious go-fast tarmac? That’s the Nürburgring’s grueling Nordschleife course, and here’s a rally-prepped Porsche 911 SC driving it in a direction that’s usually verboten.
What does it take to make a Porsche 911SC into a rally car, capable of running the East African Safari rally? Not much, apparently. All it took was some rear-suspension upgrades, extra body protection, additional front lights and a Martini livery.
One of champion driver Walter Röhrl's biggest regrets was the 1981 San Remo Rally, which featured him in a rear-wheel-drive 911 SC facing off against the advanced all-wheel-drive Audis. A broken axle on the last stage took him out of the race. Now, 30 years later, he's got a chance to win in the same car.
Born in the ‘70s, the 935 was the factory racing version of the 911. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe 911 shares the 935's slant nose and flared fenders, but unlike its progenitor, you can race this one alfresco.