Porsche likes to celebrate and over the years they’ve produced a lot of special and commemorative editions. Some of those are really special in that they provide both unique aesthetic enhancements and also improvements to performance. Some, however, are entirely aesthetic. In earlier years those aesthetic variants abound. The one we see here, a Satin Black Metallic 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 25th Anniversary Edition released to celebrate 25 years of 911 production, actually is one of my favorites. I must admit though that I prefer it mostly due to the model on which it’s based rather than anything particular to the Anniversary Edition itself. But that’s ok because it makes for a very attractive package.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 25th Anniversary Edition at Chequered Flag
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 98,135 mi
Price: $54,500 Buy It Now
Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1989 Porsche 911 G50 Carrera Anniversary Coupe in Satin Black Metallic with Grey interior piped in Black. 98,135 miles with clean Carfax. One Southern California owner from new. Sold new by Campbell Motor Cars in Buena Park on 04/89. Service book stamped by the local Porsche dealer up to 60k (nine stamped services) Fantastic body with original paint. Paint is very good but has a small paint burn on the roof (shown) and a few light marks around but really at least as good as an informed Porsche collector would expect for 28 year/100k mile example. All stickers in place including option code sticker under hood. Wheels are excellent. Interior is very good. Dash has a couple of cracks (shown) Porsche Club Sport steering wheel and non original stereo. Nice seats and door panels. Speakers are blasphemous but an easy change back. Mechanically good, very tight to drive. Good power, good gearbox with nice syncros, clutch operation is good, A/C is cold. In all a good honest anniversary G50 Coupe of which there aren’t many. Comes with its books and original window sticker. Inspections encouraged. All sales AS-IS. Sales tax and license fees due if delivered in California.
These models serve as both a celebration and also a sendoff. Not only was 1989 the 25th year of 911 production it also was the final year of production for what we typically call the classic 911. The 964 debuted this same year with an almost entirely redesigned appearance and mechanical components. This car was the 3.2 Carrera’s swan song.
Th 25th Anniversary Edition was available either with a Satin Black exterior, as we see here, or Silver Metallic. Each came with front and rear spoilers and color-matched Fuchs wheels. The interior offered with both exterior choices was Silk Grey with Black piping. It was all leather and featured the rare leather center console. While the interior color likely is not everyone’s first choice it is one that works well as a contrast with the black exterior. It’s an attractive combination and one we don’t often see outside of these special editions.
This particular 911 is said to be one California owner and presents fairly well with reasonable mileage for its age. At just under 100K miles it has enough miles that you aren’t paying much of a premium and you can feel comfortable adding extra miles without hurting its value. The exterior paint along with interior are both original and the seller notes a couple blemishes to the paint. They don’t sound too terrible and overall it looks good. The interior presents similarly well. There looks to be a bit of wear to the driver’s bolster, but otherwise this looks to be a well kept interior. It’s not entirely original as the steering wheel, radio, and speakers have been changed.
Anniversary models always have traded at slight premiums over other 911s and with the air-cooled market coming down I don’t expect that to change much. If anything those premiums might disappear entirely. That leaves us with an attractive final-year Carrera in nice condition with reasonable miles, which probably makes the asking price a bit too high. We’ll see though. It wasn’t too long ago that I’d have thought this was a pretty good price for a 25th Anniversary Edition.