A modern classic

Hailing from the ‘golden age’ of motoring, before overly assisted cars, numb handling and fake engine noises, the 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa is one of the era’s most nimble roadsters.

Many will argue that the 911s of today are bloated or obese, carrying more weight than necessary to accommodate active driving systems and other ‘luxuries’. The same definitely cannot be said for the 1985 911 Carrera Targa, also known as a 930, I recently had the pleasure of driving, writes Nicole Forrest, our assistant editor.

No matter who you are, the 930 will do a great job of fitting seamlessly into everyday life. It’s everything a Porsche should be: compact yet comfortable and distinctively subdued. Its spec list might not be crammed with acronyms, but that’s part of its charm.

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