1978 Porsche 911SC "Safari"


The Safari build is by far one of our most head turning and attention grabbing projects yet.

Our team was extremely excited to see this European (aka “rest of the world”) spec 1978 Porsche 911SC drive into the shop, as we knew it would be an ideal candidate for our Safari program. Being a European vehicle, it was delivered from factory with a single side mirror and has the added bonus of being optioned without a sunroof, radio or air conditioning. The car was delivered new to Fellbach, Germany and appeared in a few concourse competitions in Germany before being exported to America.

Numerous upgrades were made to this vehicle to transform it from regular road-going coupe, to the brute of a off-roader it is today.

Some key highlights, specs, photos- as well as a video of the build in action- are below. enjoy the show.


  • KW Clubsport coilover shocks with rally spec valving and external reservoirs (front 3-way adjustable inverted mono tube motorsports dampeners, rear 3-way adjustable aluminum motorsports dampeners)

  • KW top mounts ( aluminum/ camber adjustable/ spherical bearing)

  • KW rear top mounts ( weld in steel / non- adjustable/ spherical bearing)

  • KW dry break fittings for front dampeners

  • Complete Tarrett Engineering 935 suspension kit comprised of: 935 front suspension, custom HD ball joints with increased angle, 935 rear spring plates, bump steer tie rod kit, rear oonball cartridge, front and rear sway bar and drop links (19.3 mm), turbo tie rod kit


  • Custom fabricated and reinforced rear strut mounts and bracing

  • Custom front upper strut mount braces

  • Custom weld-in double crossed-braced roll cage (attached to the rear strut mounts)

  • Custom fabricated front and rear brush guards with aluminum skid plates (protects engine, transmission and gas tank)

Transmission / Engine

  • Rebuilt 915/xx gear box with Guard Transmission 2nd- 4th gears

  • Wavetrac limited slip differential

  • WEVO 915 billet shifter with tall shift knob

  • WEVO 915 billet shift tube clamp

  • WEVO 915 precision shift joint

  • Euro 3.0 liter 911SC engine with Webcam billet 964 camshafts

  • Custom TIG welded stainless steel headers and exhaust system

  • Custom removable off-road intake system with roof-mounted UMP canister (car also comes with original intake system)

  • Elephant Racing finned oil lines

  • WEVO semi-solid engine mounts

  • WEVO semi-solid transmission mounts

Wheels/ Brakes

  • Fifteen52 Outlaw 003 15x7 wheels

  • k gravel Pirelli tires (205/ 65 15) with matching spare

  • Pagid orange brake pads


  • 9eleven Raven S headlights

  • Cibie rally driving lights (hood mounted)

  • Vintage style roof rack

  • Fiberglass duck tail

  • Custom livery

  • Rennline smugglers box lid

  • Rennline air blower cover  


  • Rothsport Racing quick release steering wheel hub

  • Sparco 215 two-spoke rally steering wheel (350mm)

  • Rennline driver and passenger aluminum floor boards

  • Recaro SR3 seats upholstered in mini pasha and leatherette

  • Four-point harnesses

  • Mini-Pasha upholstered RSA door panels and rear side panels

  • New plush carpet kit with rear seat delete

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1970 Porsche 911T - Red/Orange

A Makellos Classics custom build and full restoration of the 1970 Porsche 911T in Orange/Red.

This car is proof that not all projects require a full restoration. This well-running 67,000 mile 911T (lovingly named “3 ball”) was originally brought in as a solid platform for a much larger transformation, however as soon as we drove it we realized that there’s no reason to fix what isn’t broke.

The motor and transmission were completely stock, yet in extremely nice condition. We decided to do a service on the factory 2.2 engine and open things up with a Billy Boat exhaust system. The transmission was shifting smoothly from the start, which turned even more buttery once we changed the transmission fluid.

To keep the car planted during spirited runs, the suspension was replaced for new Bilstein B6s with stiffer bushings and turbo tie rods. Hidden behind the new Group 4 Campagnolo 15x7 wheels were rebuilt brakes with Pagid orange pads for reliable shedding of speed. Lightweight RS carpet was installed along with a rear seat delete along with RS style door panels to keep things light and nimble. GTS Classics bucket seats with pepita inserts were installed to hold the driver firmly in their seat during those turn turns. Finishing off this build a vinyl livery was added to compliment the orange and gold tones prior to its road tour on Momo’s Road to Rennsport Reunion VI (gallery.)