Porsche spent 25 years perfecting their original 911, easily one of the most iconic sports cars ever conceived. With an air-cooled flat-six out back and a legendary connection between driver and car, the engineers in Stuttgart took the idea of perfection via iterative improvements to a new level.
In 1984, they unleashed the final series of the original 911 series. Punching displacement up to 3.2 liters, reworking the intake and exhaust systems, adding a new electronic fuel and ignition control system, along with beefier brakes, added up to a serious machine – the 3.2 Carrera. Also notable was a new hydraulic cam chain tensioner that dramatically improved reliability.
That same Car and Driver review clocked the North American version to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds. That’s plenty quick today and seriously fast for the time. And the example up for auction is of the European variety, which made even more power. Not to mention that spectacular whale tail spoiler. Sign. Me. Up.