The best 3*8 is a pre abs uk spec Gtb.
The abs cars have abs..... obviously you might think... but actually the aussie ones dont!
The abs ones have negative scrub radius and anti dive geometry.... which makes them feel uninspiring to drive as peepee experienced.
The uk cars have significantly more torque and power than aussie ones due to better manifolds, and no cat and hi comp and camshafts etc.
Uk ones are also lighter.
For me, its a dry sump glass car or a uk 328 Gtb as pick of the bunch.