2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition

I have been taking a look at a few more modern Porsches than usual so why not round that perusal off with another of the special 911s Porsche produced. As we know Porsche loves to commemorate its milestones and achievements. The 911 itself has seen two separate 25th Anniversary Editions: the first was to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Porsche production in 1975 and the second to commemorate twenty-five years of 911 production in 1989. There is also the Commemorative Edition 911, which was produced in 1988 to celebrate the production of 250,000 911s. As I said, Porsche likes to celebrate. Naturally, then, the 50th Anniversary of the 911 would not be allowed to pass without its own special edition, one of which we see here: a Graphite Grey 2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition, located in North Carolina, with a 7-speed manual transmission and 3,700 miles on it. Most of Porsche’s commemorative editions feature predominantly cosmetic changes to set them apart from others 911s and, for the most part, the 50th Anniversary Edition is no different. Though there is a caveat that makes those cosmetic changes a little more significant. Visually the 50th Anniversary Edition is distinguished by its wheels, which remind us of the Fuchs of old, and by its wider rear borrowed from the Carrera 4. That wider rear is perhaps the most important selling point of the car as this is the only model on which it can be found combined with rear-wheel drive. Mechanically it is basically a Carrera S with the Powerkit and Sport Chrono package, which channels 430 hp through the transmission to the rear wheels. I’ve seen more than one writer proclaim these as one of the best looking 911s produced and while I wouldn’t go that far it is a wonderful representation of the 991 and a fitting testament to where the 911 has been and where it is now. Typical of Porsche, production of the 50th Anniversary Edition was limited to 1963 units, as 1963 was the year Porsche showed the 911 to the world.

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Year: 2014
Model: 911 50th Anniversary Edition
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 7-speed manual
Mileage: 3,700 mi
Price: $124,950 Buy It Now

2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition

Check out this gently-used 2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition we recently got in. One of only 1953 units produced in 2014. Absolutely PERFECT condition. This is a one owner, 50th that has been garaged its entire life.

This Porsche includes:

BURMESTER HIGH END SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
Premium Sound System
AUTOMATICALLY DIMMING INTERIOR
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
PORSCHE ENTRY
Power Door Locks
Keyless Entry
BLACK, PARTIAL LEATHER SEAT TRIM
Cloth Seats
Leather Seats
REAR PARKASSIST
Rear Parking Aid
TRANSMISSION: 7-SPEED PORSCHE Manual
GRAPHITE GREY
6-DISC CD/DVD AUTO-CHANGER
CD Player
CD Changer
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL W/PORSCHE ACTIVE SAFE
LED HEADLIGHTS W/PORSCHE DYNAMIC LIGHT SYSTEM PLUS
LIGHT DESIGN PACKAGE
ADAPTIVE ELECTRICAL 18-WAYS SPORTS SEATS PLUS
Seat Memory
Power Passenger Seat
Mirror Memory
Power Driver Seat
Passenger Adjustable Lumbar
Driver Adjustable Lumbar
Bucket Seats
PORSCHE DYNAMIC CHASSIS CONTROL (PDCC)
XM SAT RADIO RECEIVER
Satellite Radio

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Of the two color options available for these (the other being Geyser Grey Metallic) I strongly prefer Graphite Grey. Neither color is knock-your-socks-off exciting, but Graphite Grey has a very nice look to it that reminds us of Slate Grey from many years past. The pictures here aren’t helping to capture the full color since they are too dark, but I think we can get some sense of it. The interior on these I love. The houndstooth inserts look fantastic and provide a sense of quiet dignity to what is already a pretty nice interior. Modern Porsches have certainly taken significant strides in that regard and kept up the long tradition of melding performance with refinement. This one is of particular interest since it has the 7-speed manual rather than PDK. I don’t know what the production split was, but most of these I have come across have been equipped with PDK so for those looking to do the work themselves this may be one of small number. Otherwise, it’s a fairly new car and is priced at more or less the price it could be had for when new. Most buyers are probably looking for at least a little discount over new, but with limited production and the 911 market being what it is, those discounts may be tough to find.

-Rob

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3 Comments

  1. I would buy it just for the seats.

  2. The local dealer had one in white without the houndstooth seats. Apparently these cars could be ordered with full leather. the dealer said it sat for months at the time I saw it because it was ordered without the houndstoth inserts.

    I have toyed with the idea of selling my air-cooled 911 one day and getting a new 991 in Colbalt blue but most importantly the houndstooth seats as a special wish option. I could only imagine how expensive that would be to make happen.

  3. These were also available in Black Monochrome, personally my favorite of the three color options.

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