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1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa Commemorative Edition


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To celebrate the production of the 250,000th 911, Porsche, as they are wont to do, released a special edition 3.2 Carrera to commemorate this milestone. Appropriately these were referred to as the Commemorative Edition (also sometimes referred to as the Jubilee Edition). Produced for the 1988 model year, the Commemorative Edition 911 featured special interior and exterior paint and leather in the form of a Diamond Blue Metallic exterior and Silver Blue Metallic interior. The standard Fuchs were painted to match the exterior color and buyers also got Ferry Porsche’s named in script on the headrests. In most other regards these were similar to other Carreras of the period, but for those with a particular fondness for these colors the Commemorative Edition at least allowed those 911s to be slightly distinguished from the rest. The example we see here is a 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa Commemorative Edition, located in California, with around 118,000 miles on it.

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Year: 1988
Model: 911 Carrera Targa
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 118,000 mi
Price: $38,995 Buy It Now

We are pleased to offer this very clean and well maintained 1988 Porsche 911 Targa. In 1988 Porsche produced a special limited edition model of which only 300 were sent to the US, out of the 300 only 80 were Targa models making this a very rare Porsche. The exterior color is Diamond Blue which is in unmarked condition, the interior is Diamond Blue leather which is in excellent condition.

The mileage is 118000 which we guarantee. All panels are original, no signs of any accidents. This Porsche went through an extensive repaint to original color in 2003. The windows were removed, door handles, all rubber, car was taken down to bare metal and then using high quality materials a high quality repaint was performed.

We purchased the car from the 3rd owner who has owned the car since 2006 in which time he has only put 9000 miles of driving on the car. This Porsche has been babied and is remarkable condition both inside and out.

All service has been completed, we have receipts going back into the 90s. This Porsche has an aftermarket air filter, mass air flow sensor, also a B&B stainless steel exhaust that sounds great. The slight performance modifications work really well and are a very nice improvement on this Porsche. ( we have the stock exhaust, cat, and air filter that will come with the car. This Porsche also has an alarm fitted.

We have all manuals and tool kit, also a big bag of receipts for service work and performance upgrades. This Porsche is also a award winner, it received 2nd place in the Local PCA club event. The previous owner looked after this car, it really is in excellent condition both visual and mechanical.

Please call 805-929-4444 with any questions you may have regarding this Limited Edition Porsche 911. This Porsche can be viewed or test driven by appointment only. We are located on the Central Coast of California in Sunny Nipomo. We will assist with shipping. Thank you

Because they sometimes get confused, we should distinguish the Commemorative Edition 911 from the 25th Anniversary 911 (or Silver Anniversary), which followed one year later and served partly as a send-off for the classic 911 design. While also mostly featuring aesthetic changes, the 25th Anniversary models came with a different color pattern, either Silver Metallic or Satin Black for the exterior and Silk Grey for the interior, but otherwise the two special editions are fairly similar. With no performance upgrades the Commemorative Edition only sees slightly higher values than their standard counterparts and in most regards can be viewed like a 911 in a rare color. There is value to that, but the significance is lessened relative to, say, a M491-equipped Carrera. That said, the asking price here of $38,995 isn’t entirely unreasonable given that we see Carreras in good condition stretch near and into the $40Ks with some frequency now. With lower miles this would be an easy sell, but the mileage remains very reasonable for its age so I don’t think we’re really that far off.



  1. Howard S
    Howard S July 13, 2015

    This was a marketing exercise by Porsche. Ferry’s signature in the seats and the Diamond Blue metallic paint. The 15 inch wheels are correct for this model but a bit wimpy. I agree the price looks decent for what it is. The 89 25th anniversary cars, had light gray leather with back piping, 16 by 6 and 8 body colored center Fuchs, the 930 style center console. The 89 was a marketing exercise too, neither model is anything but bone stock mechanically. It will be interesting to see if a dealer snaps this up and tries to “zero value added” flip it.

  2. Jeff Miller
    Jeff Miller July 13, 2015

    Reasonable price for today’s market.
    Missing the Carrera script on the engine cover.

  3. David B.
    David B. July 14, 2015

    Script delete, perhaps? I believe that was an option.

  4. Jeff Miller
    Jeff Miller July 14, 2015

    Ah yes. That would make sense.

  5. Larry
    Larry July 22, 2015

    I presently own this cars counterpart, the 1988 930 Turbo (38K) 2 owner. I happen to like this color combo however with it being a non- turbo car and a very high mileage example the asking price is high. Maybe not in California where they generally pay way too much for cars and real estate, but in the real world its a $30-32K idea. And that’s all the money, even including the current frenzied atmosphere for certain Porsches. When the tide goes out on this crazy buying spree for these cars, the true enthusiasts will emerge and drive them and enjoy them for what they are: a production sports car, not a hand built car. Maintenance on a 118K car is waiting…

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