1978 Porsche 911 SC “Safari” for the L-Dopa Print Shop.

In 1978 Porsche modified a basically stock 911 SC with a roll-cage, skid plates, and long-travel suspension and entered it in the East Africa Rally, then considered the world’s toughest.

The car’s 3.0-liter flat six was good for 250 hp and a top speed of 130 mph. Although mid-stream rock at a river crossing damaged the rear tire, the Martini-liveried 911 still managed a 2nd place victory.

To think that a modified street car was competitive in one of the most grueling off-road events of the time is so impressive.

Hats off to the Porsche 911 SC “Safari”!