Rally-spec 911 owned by Porsche factory driver Patrick Long has managed to fetch $275,000 at auction.

There’s something undoubtedly magical about an air-cooled 911 modified for rallying, especially when a Porsche factory driver is involved in the project. What started life as an ordinary 1985 911 Carrera with 79,000 miles on the odometer is now a very special Porsche with a jacked up KW suspension and long-travel dampers.

The flat-six 3.2-liter engine was thoroughly serviced while the body received bespoke skid plates, an extra set of lights, and 15-inch monoblock Braid wheels with Pirelli P Zero rally tires. The interior was also the subject of a few changes and now comes with Recaro seats, full roll cage, OMP Rally steering wheel, and a CNC-milled shift knob.

The best thing about the car? It managed to fetch $275,000 at an auction yesterday and all the money will go to the Autumn Leaves Project charity which supports pancreatic cancer research. The auction organized by RM Sotheby’s took place in downtown Los Angeles during Luftgekühlt, an annual celebration of air-cooled Porsches.

Being a very special 911, we weren’t surprised to find out the selling price was actually substantially higher than the original estimation made by RM Sotheby’s of $100,000 - $150,000.

Check out the description of the YouTube video below to find out all the details about the car's numerous upgrades.

Source: theautumnleavesproject

Gallery: Patrick Long's Porsche 911 rally

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