1984 Porsche 911 Carrera

Started on July 21, 2009, 3 p.m.

Wondering what it's really like to live with an air-cooled Porsche 911? We find out.

1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Specs

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Body type:Coupe
Country of origin:Germany
Original price: $31950
Purchase price:$12500
Displacement:3164cc
Stock horsepower:200 bhp
Torque:195 lb.-ft
Engine configuration:flat-6
Transmission:5-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Rear-wheel drive
Brakes:disc/disc
Body width:64.9 in.
Curb weight:2800 lbs.
Wheelbase:89.4 in.

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Really, an air-cooled Porsche with good a/c?

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Rebuilding our Porsche's clutch linkage.

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1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Specs

Body type:Coupe
Country of origin:Germany
Original price: $31950
Purchase price:$12500
Displacement:3164cc
Stock horsepower:200 bhp
Torque:195 lb.-ft
Engine configuration:flat-6
Transmission:5-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Rear-wheel drive
Brakes:disc/disc
Body width:64.9 in.
Curb weight:2800 lbs.
Wheelbase:89.4 in.
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