Porsche executives, weary of Nader’s Corvair-crushing Unsafe at Any Speed, were skittish on the rear-engine, sometimes hard-to-handle 911 by the late 1960s. They were looking for something fresh to lure in luxury buyers. Enter 928, which represented the german marque’s first foray into luxury 2+2 GT cars and was originally intended to replace, yes I said replace, the iconic 911. We all know that the beloved 911 didn’t go anywhere, but it’s hard to argue against the coupe’s precocious styling. 928 also represented one of the few front engine cars Porsche ever built (6 in total) and featured innovation galore: water-cooled big block V8, movable steering column, 50:50 weight distribution and Weissach rear axle. Sales were no where near company expectations unfortunately, but the svelte 928 managed to grab top honors in 1978 in the European Car of the Year competition. Love that rump!