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Is the Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 the Best Air Cooled Porsche to Buy?

What is the best air-cooled Porsche 911 to buy if one is just coming to the air-cooled Porsche world?

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Is the Porsche Carrera 3.2 the Best Air-Cooled Porsche to Buy?

Sooner or later, the aura around air-cooled Porsches eventually draws every Porsche fanatic to consider buying one and Bob is no different. Several years ago Bob bought his dream, a 2015 Porsche 911S (991) in Sapphire Blue. Bob loves the car, but now wants to experience the air-cooled Porsche experience with the addition of an air-cooled Porsche to his family fleet.

The question is which Air-Cooled Porsche to buy?

As I wrote in an earlier column, Porsche owners who come to the air-cooled world from a modern water-cooled Porsche often pursue a “modern” air-cooled Porsche that I defined as being a 964 or 993 model. Bob is no different. He first experienced a 993 and found that it was an extremely well driving car offering many of the conveniences a modern Porsche driver is used to; i.e., power steering, power brakes, ABS, air bags, etc.

The problem is that the 993 and now the 964, are expensive models. For a coupe you will easily spend $70,000 plus and this is tough to swallow as an additional play toy in the garage.

So Bob thought maybe he should experie