New models proposed by Porsche today are highly popular around the world, and the reason is simple: they deliver an outstanding, unique driving experience. Any fan of driving dreams of one day owning one. Given the cachet of the brand today, it’s easy to forget that this wasn’t always the reality for the automaker based in Stuttgart, Germany. Before the arrival of the Boxster, before the Cayenne utility model saw the light of day, the 911 was the holder of the fort for Porsche. It wasn’t until the early 80s that that model got some reinforcements, in the form of models like the 928 and 944.
Still, for purists, the 911 numbers remain the magic ones. Nearly 40 years later, it’s no longer alone as a prized Porsche to have, but it’s still the most venerated.
The model under our microscope this week is a true-blue original, which is rare these days as many of its vintage have been thoroughly restored. In the classic-car universe, while properly restored vehicles are worth their weight in gold, they aren’t valued as highly as well-preserved originals.
It’s easy to see why. This model, sporting the same robe as it did when it was built in June 1986, has something truly special about it.