Porsche has never been one to shy away from offering a special edition of any of their cars, and that goes double for the 911. It seems as though virtually every few months some new, ultra-limited variant of the GT3, GT2 or Turbo comes splashing into the news feeds and headlines of every German car enthusiast. But occasionally, Porsche does have something important to commemorate, and when it came to 2014 they had a particularly impressive opportunity.
2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911, a car so entrenched in the ethos of sporting automobiles that it’s the mechanical equivalent of the Queen of England. Sure, the 911 hasn’t always been the best, brightest or fastest – but, it’s seemingly always been there and often it has been the superlative. So to celebrate 50 years of production, Porsche introduced a very beautiful and pure example of the 911, devoid of the flash and spoilers that often catch headlines.
Subtle was the key to the 911 50th. It was rear-drive, yet had the wide body from the Carrera 4S. It was lowered 10mm like the GTS, and had different black/chrome accents both front and rear. It wore a variation on the theme of the 2010 Sport Classic’s Fuchs-inspired wheels, here with a machined with black accent finish. Inside a choice of special houndstooth or tartan on the seats, with original 901-inspired gauges and the choice between the excellent PDK dual-clutch 7-speed or a 7-speed manual. Porsche’s Powerkit bumped power up to 430 for good measure, and the outside was draped in Graphite Gray Metallic or the even more gorgeous Geyser Grey Metallic seen here. It made for one stunning package:
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Model: 911 50th Anniversary Edition
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 7-speed PDK dual-clutch semi-automatic
Mileage: 10,205 mi
2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary
2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary
2014 Porsche 50th Anniversary special edition was offered in a limited quantity of 1,963 cars, a number that represents the year of the original 911 world debut. This example is number 1714. Purchased in Newport Beach California as a certified Porsche CPO program car in 2018. The Porsche Production Specifications form list the Certified Pre-Owned Warranty End Date at 7-17-2020. You are purchasing the car directly from the owner in a private party sale. The Certification should transfer, but I do not know the process. You may need to complete paperwork with your local Porsche dealership to take advantage of the Warranty. Please call your dealer and see what the process is prior to purchase.
The Anniversary 911 features a wide body, which is typically reserved for the all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 models, Porsche noted. For the U.S. market, the 911 50th Anniversary Edition will be equipped as standard with a Powerkit, which increases engine performance to 430 horsepower and includes the Sport Chrono Package. The package adjusts the engine and transmission for high-performance driving. It includes a stopwatch mounted on the dashboard that shows lap distance, individual lap times, lap number and total driving time. The cabin gets gauges with green labeling on the instruments with white pointer needles. The seats get a retro “Pepita” tartan design from the 1960s.
The 911 50th Anniversary Edition sprints from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 186 mph, according to the Porsche.
This particular example is optioned with the following:
Geyser Grey with Grey classic leather adaptive sport seats (heated)
Ornamental Porsche crest
Smoking Package (non smoker car)
PASM W sport Suspension
Electric Slide Sunroof
Light Design Package
Pedals and Footrest in Aluminium
Bose Surround Sound System
Power Steering Plus
Luggage Net in Passenger Foot well
Driven sparingly with only 10205 miles this Porsche is rare and in excellent condition. I have pictures in the gallery showing the very minor scuffs on the front air dam. Comes with all the books, manuals, tool kit, and certification from Porsche.
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As normal fair in the special edition Porsche market, the 911-50 was quite a bit more than a standard 911 when new – about a $26,000 premium in all over a Carrera S. That premium usually carries over to the used market, too, where limited variants of the 911 weigh in more heavily. Like the recent GT3 Touring, one of the special things about the 911-50 is its lack of wild appendages and shocking colors. It’s simply a beautiful design and a pure representation of the heritage of the 911 brand. There are nods to the past, but it’s not a full retromobile. And, of course, like most modern 911s it’s really the class of the field. This example appears to be well documented and nearly perfect, with lower mileage and in the right color combination. The seller’s extensive photo gallery shows the very few small imperfections present. As a bonus the car still carries the balance of the warranty, too. This is the perfect collector-grade 911 to pick up, drive sparingly and feel special all the time in, and history has shown it should retain value better than other models in the range. As it’ll be another 20 year stretch until the 911’s next really big anniversary, this might just be the right car to enjoy in the waiting period.