ebay Porsche Auction of the Day: 1989 Porsche 953 Rothmans Rally Tribute

08 Apr

Another fantastic ebay auction

You asked for it.  You got it.  You wanted an all-wheel-drive Rothmans Rally Car and here it is.

“Ferris Buellers Day Off” Movie House & a Rothmans Porsche 911 Rally Tribute Car by jeremycliff, on Flickr

There’s some serious lust for Porsches–especially those with a more esoteric flare. Its a clone/tribute of the Rothmans Porsche 953 rally cars that ran around Africa in the early eighties. Very nicely put together and going for a fraction of the cost of a real deal version.

If you remember July of 2010 when the 2-wheel-drive 1980 Rothmans Rally Car sold to GoPro for upwards of $70,000 on eBay.   Although that car was stunning in everyway the owner knew he needed something more.  He searched the country high and low for the perfect donor and finally found an accident free, perfectly maintained, weekend driver, pilot owned, all original with every factory option 1989 1/2 Porsche 964 C4.

This is how the car started… a gorgeous, perfectly maintained 1989 Porsche 964 Carrera 4

1989 Porsche 911/964 by jeremycliff, on Flickr

Short description from the eBay ad…
Meet AWD Paris…
She is an absolutely stunning freshly completed Porsche 911 Paris, Alger, Dakar Winning 953 Off Road Rally Tribute Car that has been painstakingly built over last year. She was built as a tribute to the winning Porsche 953 raced from Paris to Dakar in 1984 Piloted by Rene Metge and Dominique Lemoyne. Paris originally started life as a 1989 1/2 Porsche 964 Carrera 4 in PERFECT condition and is perfectly street legal and plated and titled in Illinois.

There is only three (3) of these factory cars, two (2) owned by Porsche and one in private hands.  Although this is a reproduction, most observers will swear this is the real deal…

Porsche 911 Paris/Dakar Rally Tribute by jeremycliff, on Flickr

Over the last couple months Jeremy Cliff has been shooting and prepping photos and video of “Paris”, this Rothmans Porsche 911 Tribute Car, the time has finally come to put the car up for sale and release the photos. Jeremy wanted to do something very different and have a unique location wise…. I’m sure most of you will recognize it, but for those that do not the “house” location is actually the house that was used in the famous 1986 movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. What better spot to shoot a historic vehicle then in a historic location?

The car is currently for sale on eBay and can be found here:

Porsche : 911 | eBay

Check out the video below of the car in action!

Rothmans 911 Rally Tribute & a RUF by jeremycliff, on Flickr

“Ferris Buellers Day Off” Movie House & a Rothmans Porsche 911 Rally Tribute Car by jeremycliff, on Flickr

“Ferris Buellers Day Off” Movie House & a Rothmans Porsche 911 Rally Tribute Car by jeremycliff, on Flickr

“Ferris Buellers Day Off” Movie House & a Rothmans Porsche 911 Rally Tribute Car by jeremycliff, on Flickr

“Ferris Buellers Day Off” Movie House & a Rothmans Porsche 911 Rally Tribute Car by jeremycliff, on Flickr

“Ferris Buellers Day Off” Movie House & a Rothmans Porsche 911 Rally Tribute Car by jeremycliff, on Flickr

Some pictures at the shop

Porsche 911 Paris/Dakar Rally Tribute by jeremycliff, on Flickr

Porsche 911 Rally Tribute Car by jeremycliff, on Flickr

Porsche 911 Rally Tribute Car by jeremycliff, on Flickr

Porsche 911 Rally Tribute Car by jeremycliff, on Flickr

This is how the car started… a gorgeous, perfectly maintained 1989 Porsche 964 Carrera 4

1989 Porsche 911/964 by jeremycliff, on Flickr 

1989 Porsche 911/964 by jeremycliff, on Flickr

1989 Porsche 911/964 by jeremycliff, on Flickr

Car was built with the intention of being a daily driver or a weekend warrior which means it has some very key options. 

-Cruise Control
-Climate Control
-Power Mirrors
-Power Locks
-Power Windows
-Differential Lock
-Every factory option available.


Details on Paris

Tires- Michelin ZEL 70’s 16/65-15 mounted on authentic Porsche rims.

Wing- GT Racing 911/930 Turbo Tail. 

Brakes- Upgraded and rebuilt 964 brakes

Suspension- Complete 4 corner KW Clubsport Coilovers (

Steering- Power steering with factory Porsche steering rack, modified steering tie rods.  Front body tub where tires would rub on tight turns was modified to accommodate lock to lock steering and increased suspension travel.

Roll Bar- Custom fabricated by one of the leading pro-trophy-truck chassis builders in the United States.  No expense spared.  1 and 3/4 inch .095 4130 Chro-moly.  Roll bar integrates front and rear strut tower braces and winch mounting plate.  Custom tube clamps to allow every day easy access.

Winch- Superwinch with remote capabilities and cockpit switch.

External remote plug integrated into front bumper into fairlead.

Lightpod- Removable custom lightpod attached to hood.  Four (4) Hella 55 watt motorcycle DOT fog lights internally flush mounted with external milled plastic bezels for adjustment (all stainless steel hardware), aircraft grade stainless steel turn buckles bank.

Oil Cooling- Stainless steel oil lines and AN oil fittings for plumbing oil lines to custom mounted factory Porsche oil cooler with factory oil fan.

Seats- Recaro adjustable racing seats with Schroths 5 point harness

Doors- Fabricated aluminum door panels.  RS America door exit straps.  Porsche window switch and Porsche leather armrest all incorporated into door panel.

Exhaust- Custom one off Meisterschaft exhaust

Modified aluminum SC bumpers

Custom fabricated aluminum skid plate

Custom fabricated skid plate for oil thermostat

Complete custom paint job by Chicago’s premiere custom shop, Autowerks of Northbrook.  (


There are TONS more photos on Jeremys Flickr here: 1989 Rothmans Porsche 911 – a set on Flickr…..check out the slideshow here


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