From introduction in 1964 until the 964-series in 1989, the Porsche 911 carried a distinct profile that hardly changed over those 20-plus years. Towards the end of this run, upgrades to the engine, transmission, braking and suspension all served to dial up performance, while maintaining that iconic look.
In 1984, the 911 Carrera 3.2 series revived a name not seen since 1977 and ushered in the final iteration of the original 911 line. Bumping the previous 3.0-liter flat-6 displacement to 3.2 liters, increasing the compression ratio and revising intake and exhaust systems generated an output of 207 horsepower. By 1987, power was up to 217 hp and a Getrag G50 5-speed manual with stronger internal components and a new hydraulic clutch were fitted.
These final Carrera 3.2s, like the example up for auction today, are known for that uniquely German, fussy attention to engineering and production detail that resulted in superb build quality. Combine that with an air-cooled, rear mounted motor plus a notable lack of electronic nannies and you have yourself one killer vintage sports car.