This Lifted 'Forsche' 944 Is The Great Unholy Bronco-Porsche Mashup We Deserve

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The Porsche 944 is one of the greatest cars of all time, thanks to its impeccably balanced chassis that is a true joy to throw around back roads and race tracks. Yet there’s something missing from a stock 944—the ability to just run right over whatever you please. This off-road “Forsche” fixed that.

Up for sale on Craigslist now is quite possibly the greatest questionable idea of our time: a Porsche 944 dropped on top of a Ford Bronco II. Per the listing:

One of a kind clone. Fuel-injected V-6, 2.9 Ford Motor (it will also accommodate rims, a Ford 302 V-8), 4-speed A.O.D. Automatic Transmission (Ford), Dana 44 Rear and Front Axles. New Fuel system, fresh tune-up. Needs wiring finished to restart. Dick Cepek 15x10 rims, 38.5 Thornbirds, Warn winch. This vehicle needs work before driving. Most all parts are here. Finish assembling yourself. $4500 OBO. Serious calls only. NO texts please. May take older Harley in trade.


It’s a 944 set up to take on trails, and it’s glorious.

There’s some parts I’d change, perhaps. If I’m going off-road, a big torquey V8 or a diesel seem preferable to Ford’s 2.9-liter V6, and I’m also a manual transmission fan when I’m playing around. The car bra up front would come off faster than my bra after a particularly sweaty trip to the gym, too. Other than that, we may be looking at the greatest Porsche build of all time.

Photo: Craigslist

Granted, this is still $4,500 for someone else’s project, and the discoveries you’ll make as to what previous owners did with the Ford and the Porsche will no doubt butt their lovely heads at inopportune moments. But we love it anyway, as this build seems shockingly versatile. The listing even notes that it will accommodate rims, should you choose to make it a donk instead.


While some see only work in the line “finish assembling yourself,” I see an opportunity to make the best idea I’ve seen in ages even better.

You can view the whole listing on Craigslist here, or view it here if the listing goes down.

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Contributor, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.