If you have been anywhere on the car related internet in the last few years, you’ve certainly come across the “safari” trend. These are performance cars that have been modified with rally car inspired options, and they have captivated sports car enthusiasts and off-roading fans alike. The good on-road dynamics that are present in a sports car actually do transition to the dirt when set up properly, making these cars fairly capable off-road. While the Porsche 911 seems to be the fan favorite when it comes to these builds, that hasn’t stopped people like the owner of the 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 recently listed on Bring A Trailer from making their own safari cars. While that car didn’t end up selling, it certainly made us want a Ferrari rally car like those that used to compete in Group 4. Luckily there
is was (the link has expired) one for sale on the Charlotte, North Carolina Craigslist that is much more affordable, thanks to the help of a Chevy Blazer.
Okay so it isn’t technically a “real” Ferrari, but this monstrosity kinda looks like one. Haters will say
it’s photoshopped that the bodywork has been created by massaging a Pontiac Fiero, but just look at the prancing horse on the fender people. Unlike the majority of Fierorarris that are floating around Cragslist, this particular car looks ready to dominate a world engaged in the water wars. Underneath the alleged 1984 Fiero shell sits the chassis from a 4×4 Chevy Blazer, complete with a 350 cubic-inch V8 and a TH400 automatic transmission. Adorning the front of this show-winning faux safari Ferrari sits a large cattle-pusher, perfect for protecting the car’s exotic bodywork while off doing rally car things. The massive suspension lift and knobby off-road tires help to solidify this Chevy Blazer 4×4 mutant’s off-road capabilities.
Sure, this car is technically not mid-engined anymore like the stock machine, but it basically has open headers protruding from the front wheel arches, so we see that as a fair trade. We get that the gated shifter found in the thorough-bred Italian is legendary, but who really wants to be shifting all the time off-road. Most importantly, this Ferrari-themed thing will only cost you $9,500, if you act quickly.