As any Porschephile knows, the marque loves to produce special edition variants, especially of the 911, to signify various milestones in the brand’s life. So when it came time for the 250,000th 911 to roll off the line, Porsche surely couldn’t let that milestone pass by without recognition. Built in 1987 as a model year 1988 car, the Commemorative Edition 911 (also referred to as the Jubilee Edition) featured Diamond Blue Metallic paint on the exterior, with matching Fuchs wheels, and a Silver Blue Metallic interior with Porsche script on the headrests. Other than a short-throw shifter, the Commemorative Edition was mechanically similar to a standard 3.2 Carrera with G50 5-speed transmission.
Any special edition car such as this must be verified by prospective buyers and while everything here looks in order there is one glaring deficiency. The Commemorative Edition came with a glove-box mounted plaque, which appears to be absent from this car. Obviously with a car like this originality is paramount, otherwise it’s just a Carrera, albeit in an interesting color.
In 1988 Porsche built a run of just 875 cars. These cars featured a number of unique features including the Diamond Blue exterior colour and Silver/Blue leather interior with Ferry Porsche’s signature on the headrests. The cars featured a comprehensive equipment level as standard including painted wheel centres, sunroof, electric seats, short shift gear lever and luxury carpet option.
As with all limited production models these cars have become very desirable and are rarely available for sale.