Between 1984 and 1989, when the global economy was booming, Porsche had the right performance car to steal people’s hearts and wallets — the 911 3.2 Carrera. It featured the stunning aesthetics of a 911 Turbo, one of the largest displacement air-cooled engines in Porsche 911 history, renowned reliability and a relatively affordable price tag. No wonder the 911 3.2 Carrera was the best selling 911 ever.
Powered by an air-cooled 3.2-liter horizontally opposed flat-six engine that produces 231 bhp and 284 Nm of torque, the 911 3.2 Carrera accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (100 km/h) in about 5.7 seconds and delivers more linear power than earlier 911s. A smooth shifting 5-speed manual Getrag G50 gearbox introduced in 1987 is one of the reasons models from this year onward are more popular. The interior is classic911 with minimal embellishments and impressive handbuilt craftsmanship. Handling is excellent and the ride is taut courtesy of fully independent suspension with torsion bars and anti-roll bars, four large servo-assisted disc brakes and standard Boge dampers or available Bilsteins.