On The Smoking Tire podcast, Matt Farah has repeatedly referred to his new 911 as “Grape Soda Lip Gloss.” That may be a little harsh, as we think his Cassis Red Carrera 3.2 looks pretty stellar, if not a bit purple. If sites like Bring a Trailer are any indication, late production G-series cars are on the rise. It sounds like Mr. Farah got a pretty good deal on his 911. The Porsche apparently has records going back 15 years, and was a well sorted driver intended for the previous owner’s wife. That sounds like ideal base for a project if there ever was one. This particular 3.2 is destined for a Leh Keen Safari build, which means the slick 17″ Fuchs will need to come off so a host of suspension modifications will happen so the Porsche will be happy on the dirt. For now, let’s enjoy a ride-along in a pretty colorful 911.
In addition to Leh Keen’s usual bevy of modifications, this 911 is headed to Betim at BBI for a handful of engine modifications. The stock cams are coming out in favor of a set of more aggressive 964 cams, plus a set of headers and a Steve Wong performance chip. As we here at FLATSIXES.com know, these older cars need a little more physical effort than a simple reflash. Other planned drivetrain modifications include a lightweight flywheel, a new clutch, and potentially a short shifter.
Leh Keen’s modifications include 4″ lift, bash guards, rally tires and sturdier rally-ready wheels. His builds typically also include a custom interior, which could get weird if Matt’s Mustang is any indication. Fortunately Matt has decided he likes the color, so it will stay Cassis Red and won’t be wrapped or repainted. Keep the updates coming Matt, we want to see build details on this purple beast.