1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Silver Anniversary Edition

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At the end of a car’s lifecycle or when it passes a milestone of production, typically a manufacturer will offer a special edition model to commemorate the event. In the case of the Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera, these two events coincided in 1989, as the sun was setting on the 3.2 for the 964 model and 1989 marked 25 years of the 911. Offered in two colors, Silver Metallic or Satin Black, this was a limited run model that included Silk Gray supple leather seats, a center console covered in leather that had an outside temperature gauge and CD holders, front and rear spoilers, a shorter throw shifter and color keyed wheels. This Cabriolet version for sale in California has just over $50,000 miles and offers a rare opportunity at what some consider the ultimate mashup between the classic and modern 911.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Carrera Cabriolet Anniversary Edition
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 52,006 mi
Price: $54,900 obo

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1989 PORSCHE 911 SILVER ANNIVERSARY EDITION CABRIOLET BLACK SATIN METALLIC CALIFORNIA CAR: Just acquired! This excellent, 2 owner California car, with only 52,000 miles, will please the discerning Porsche collector. Just into inventory, this car is in excellent condition inside and out and will look more beautiful after a complete detail. Both exterior paint and interior leathers are in exceptionally fine condition. This highly desirable example is one of only 40 Black Satin Metallic 25th Anniversary 911 Cabriolets created.Including coupes a grand total of just 240 Silver Anniversary cars were made, only 160 were Cabriolets and, of those, only 40 were in Black Satin Metallic. This stunning 911 with factory engine and suspension modifications to the standard Carrera is a very special car. The car was created to celebrate the production of the 250,000th Porsche 911. Car is noteworthy on many levels including the limited slip differential, short shifting gear leaver and, very limited production worldwide. Exclusively in model year 1989, also to mark the 25th year of 911 production, colors were in either Silver Metallic or Satin Black Metallic. Interior trim features supple leather seats, with black accent seat piping and velour carpeting that extends to the trunk area as well. The steering wheel, knee bar and shift knob are also covered in leather. An exclusive special stitched leather center console houses an outside temperature gauge and CD holders. The shifter features a leather boot as well as short shift kit. Exterior features the Satin Black Metallic Paint and special significance of these 911’s are body-colored wheels. They are 16×6 front and 16×8 rear Fuch forged premium wheels. Another key element of this special model is the front and rear spoiler which were designed to create additional down-force. The rear windshield wiper and front headlight washer are all part of this Special Edition 911’s package. Due to these differences, and the rarity of the Anniversary examples these highly desirable cars have become increaasingly sought after by collectors worldwide. This car comes with books, tools and records as pictured. Contact Jim Lyons, TEL +US 858 452 6060 or, eMail: JLyons@SportsCarCompany.com
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Good, non-turbo 3.2s have been steadily climbing in value, to the point that even higher mileage ones are getting pricey if they’ve been kept up. If you’re going to go for one, it doesn’t get much better than 1989, the final year, and with a rare option package such as this one, all the better for collect ability. A regular 911 3.2 Cabriolet with similar mileage can fetch somewhere in the low to mid $40,000 range, so it really depends what kind of value you place on rarity. With only 40 Satin Black Anniversary Cabriolets produced, it doesn’t get much more rare than that.

-Paul

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  1. Wow, have these things really jumped up that much? Two years ago, similar ones were approx. $30K.

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