1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 25th Anniversary

We are pleased to offer this exceptional 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 25th Anniversary Edition.  Built as part of a limited series of 300 examples to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Porsche 911 as well as the final production year for the 3.2L Carrera, this special edition 911 showcases factory front and rear spoilers, Fuchs wheels, a G50 5-speed manual gearbox, and a specially appointed Silk Grey supple leather interior.  This example is said to have spent its life on the West Coast car up until 2018 when it was purchased by its seller in New Jersey.  Featuring an upgraded Fabspeed exhaust system as well as a performance air filter and engine chip, this highly sought after 25th Anniversary Carrera is now being offered with approximately 83k miles on the odometer.

The signature Silver Metallic finish on this special edition Carrera is said to be in excellent overall condition except for a small blemish on the front hood (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery).  Ceramic coating has been applied over the full exterior and the seller reports some higher meter readings from where the driver’s side front fender meets the windshield cowl.  Unique factory features of the 25th Anniversary Carrera include a front spoiler, a Whale Tail rear decklid, and silver-finished 16” Fuchs, which on this example have been customized with a polished finish.  Bridgestone Potenza RE11 tires are currently installed with excellent tread remaining according to the seller’s depth meter.

Inside, this 911 is notable for its specially appointed Silk Grey leather interior that features a 25th Anniversary Edition plaque, a shortened gear shift lever, and a unique leather-wrapped center console with cassette  storage and an outside temperature gauge. A small imperfection is indicated on the piping of the driver’s seat and the dashboard heater control cable is recommended for replacement.  An aftermarket Kenwood radio has been installed along with upgraded speakers, and all gauges and accessories are said to be fully functional.

 

The air-cooled 3.2 L flat-six engine in this Carrera is paired with a highly desirable 5-speed G50 manual gearbox that sends 217 HP stock to the rear wheels.  The performance of this example has been upgraded with modifications including a Fabspeed RSR header/muffler kit with heat exchangers and competition muffler outlets, K&N air filters, a factory oil line update kit, and a Steve Wong performance chip.  The exhaust has been ceramic coated, and the original engine chip is included in the sale along with the stock air filter.  A complete collection of service records will also be provided as well as a stamped Porsche maintenance book dating back from 1989.

 

This sale will include a set of 2 keys, original books and tools, service records, a spare tire, air compressor, factory parts, and a clean title.  Do not miss out on this rare opportunity to own one of the more desirable and quickly appreciating air-cooled cars on the market.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $62,500
  • Auction End: Jan. 18, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 13
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Comments (36)

  • seven76 1 day, 14 hoursago

    Sold for $62,500

  • Mitternachtsbar (seller) 1 day, 14 hoursago

    Oh I feel the heat for her coming through from my screen! I did let Powertech know to repair the heater cable as well while there! So she will be 100%

  • seven76 1 day, 14 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $62,500

  • stevenppace 1 day, 14 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $62,250

  • seven76 1 day, 14 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $62,000

  • Chuckc 1 day, 14 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $60,911

  • seven76 1 day, 14 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $60,500

  • Chuckc 1 day, 14 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $59,911

  • seven76 1 day, 14 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $59,500

  • Mitternachtsbar (seller) 1 day, 14 hoursago

    Hello everyone. So updates and a caveat to a previous statement! The A/C is holding freon and there is no vacuum leak. However, the fuse for the fan blew and so the shop is drilling down as to why that is. It will of course be 100% conclusively corrected. I rarely used the air conditioner during my ownership so perhaps it's lack of use brought on this untimely requirement.
    Also, correction to my assumption of the catalytic converters non oem existence. The 89' did come with a catalytic converter which I have about 6 different dated smog receipts from when it resides out west (duh). When I purchased the RSR header/muffler kit I did so without replacing the cat. Good news is the updated tune is calculated for it, however the car does not have it if required in your state.
    Bid confidently fellow P car enthusiasts, she will go to the highest bidder and is a helluva car. When I stated in the beginning about being critical to choose in selling it among others, you can catch what some of those others are in a few of the attached pictures. Very stiff competition. This car you take, wipe down once a while, check tire pressure, oil level, drive and admire in all of it's glory! Thank you and best of luck to all interested!

  • Chuckc 1 day, 14 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $58,000

  • Mitternachtsbar (seller) 1 day, 16 hoursago

    @Chuckc Great question, and in retrospect I should have shown a focused picture of it without the cover (now that it's with Powertech for the aforementioned reasons ). It is in new/excellent condition.

  • Mitternachtsbar (seller) 1 day, 16 hoursago

    @Chuckc Chuck, it it a type of resin underneath the tray. Perhaps as a vibration damper, but probably a seal to protect the body from the battery should issues arise. It makes sense as the attention to detail when it arrived in my hands displayed well throughout. The original/signature leather smell is still strong inside. I reached back to the previous owner for any first hand knowledge of it and will convey if received.

  • Chuckc (registered bidder) 1 day, 17 hoursago

    One last question, what is the condition of the dash under the carpet?

  • Chuckc (registered bidder) 1 day, 17 hoursago

    Is that rust underneath the battery or is it some type of spray?

  • Mitternachtsbar (seller) 1 day, 18 hoursago

    Hello everyone. I am excited about the last days countdown for my girl to find her new home. I was told by the shop (Powertech) the A/C test results will be relayed shortly. I also told the shop as the we countdown and bidding occurs to please go ahead and correct/complete the heater cable replacement for the prospective owner.

  • Mitternachtsbar (seller) 1 day, 18 hoursago

    @Chuckc Hi Chuck. I believe the 964 started using catalytic converters whereas these still did not. I am checking with shop to confirm. It currently does not.

  • Chuckc (registered bidder) 1 day, 20 hoursago

    Are the catalytic converters still on the car?

  • Mitternachtsbar (seller) 4 days, 12 hoursago

    @Mitternachtsbar Hello Al. So a few updates for you and all interested. I went through every piece of paper in record and didn't come across any servicing on the clutch or assembly. It is very probable that it wasn't, and It certainly is fine now. I did a little research and there are references to them lasting. Here's a more recent thread: https://www.impactbumpers.com/forum/index.php?/topic/35898-clutch-life/

    Powertech has the car now through the weekend as they are pressure testing the A/C. I asked them to top off vs using nitrogen to test, gambling that it's going to result just fine. It did receive the R134A update on 10 August 1998. I also decided while it was there to have the speedo fixed to work 100% of the time and they mentioned a part ordered to make that happen. I can drop them a line at this point to also address the heater cable issue (it does require quite a few labor hours to access and repair/replace it). The car would truly be at 100% then.

    Did not get a chance to do an outside/drive by perspective between work and dropping off car. It was also very foggy up here in the northern NJ area.

    I'll ask Powertech Monday morning to actually run temp readings in car with the system blasting for some numbers. It should still result well albeit ambient temp here being fairly cold.

  • Mitternachtsbar (seller) 4 days, 20 hoursago

    @afleffler Hi Al. I spoke with the owner Mike of Powertech here local and am bringing the car by for a full bench test/system capability of the AC. When I mentioned the griffiths systems he said he has installed quite a few of them on the older P cars, with strong positive feedback from clients. They are quite a penny!

    I will go through all of the records today and let you know if/when the clutch/pp were changed. Engagement and hold have behaved proper during my ownership, I also don't beat on the car.

    Regarding it's non original parts; the ECU chip and Kenwood radio were already done prior to my ownership unfortunately (original radio even more unfortunately not kept) and I did consider a porsche classic radio as the updated/backdate replacement to the Kenwood at least, but then past figuring it already wasn't original (and the Kenwood does fine). It was important to update the tune for me, and not that a 91 tuned car cannot run fine on 93, but I am a meticulous person and couldn't leave it alone, but kept the prior tune anyway were it to return to California. I have the factory airbox, just swapped in the open carbon fiber frame from fabspeed, so can be swapped back in. The original exhaust was leaking some (audibly) and so I bit the bullet in switching it out. On the Protosport invoice you can see the hours of labor dealing with the typical fusing of some of the manifold bolts. Should I have kept the original exhaust? It might have been a good idea in this case, but I would converse to differ, and boy was it a bag of cement in weight!

    Hope this helps and I'll get back to you on the first two bullet points this evening.

  • afleffler 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Good evening Mitt,

    Can you advise
    1- Condition of A/C? What are vent temps during the summer when operating the system?
    2- Last time clutch/pressure plate replaced. I may have missed any mention of a repair.
    3- I hear anyone who wants a special marque will want every component stock- questionable concerns- a- not original exhaust b- not original factory Monterey radio and speakers c- airbox for intake d- Steve Wong Chip.

    Thanks for your answers in advance. Perhaps I'm persnickety but paying for a vehicle with some investment upside should be vetted thoroughly. BTW, we live in AUSTX and heat is oppressive in summer...hence want a functional A/C is a major concern. I checked with Charlie at www.griffiths.com for pricing on a retro fit kit to make system cool extremely well. Sounds like they can be improved to performance on new 911s; of course at a price...

    Best,
    Al

  • Mitternachtsbar (seller) 5 days, 10 hoursago

    When the dashmat flies off reminding you to stow it, then your really moving ;)

    I've also uploaded a picture of the cerwin vega low profile subwoofer under the passenger footwell mat. I picked up from Pelican parts;
    https://www.pelicanparts.com/More_Info/AEVPAS10.htm?pn=AE-VPAS10
    Extreme motorsports installed when doing the speakers and it really compliments the updated acoustics. Easy enough to disconnect and remove if not desired. I can do so if requested. Obviously the cars sound is stellar, this is just for when music may be preferred.

  • Mitternachtsbar (seller) 5 days, 10 hoursago

    https://youtu.be/cv2bjG1wJZI

  • Mitternachtsbar (seller) 5 days, 10 hoursago

    Here is the link to today's driving video. Road wasn't the smoothest as you can hear. I wasn't pushing the RE-11's as bringing them up to temp wasn't going to happen, plus I wouldn't want to pilot it's literal last ride. Stayed in third for the most, letting rpm's climb some without burying the tach. I'll try and get an outside perspective as well.

  • PCARMARKET 5 days, 20 hoursago

    New content has been added to the listing.

  • danny1max 6 days, 9 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $57,750

  • Mitternachtsbar (seller) 6 days, 11 hoursago

    @Ml27555 Just received a second email from previous owner (which I’ve also uploaded) after sharing pictures of the paint meter readings. His reply, “ It’s possible that that the LF fender has been resprayed, but, keep in mind that these cars were hand painted at the time; no robots at Porsche back then. So there will be some variation between panels and even on single panels from top to bottom. It might be worth having that fender resprayed again if it bothers you.The value of that car is not going down anytime soon!”

    Still going to drill down with the gauge tonight and pry some!

  • seven76 6 days, 11 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • Mitternachtsbar (seller) 6 days, 12 hoursago

    @Ml27555 Previous owner responded. I will upload the email screenshot for transparency and confirmation. He states the previous owner believed the paintwork to be original and he has no reason to think otherwise, and continues referencing the original stickers throughout the car still attached to the body panels indicating the panels have not been worked on.

  • Mitternachtsbar (seller) 6 days, 12 hoursago

    Uploaded a true cold (30 degrees!) start video today, leading from the cockpit, outside to engine bay, and then back inside. Charging up the GoPro tonight to get a decent video while stretching her legs out on a more remote empty county road tomorrow. She does stay off the winter salted roads here so this is the exception. I do have an outdoor car cover for her when playing musical cars in the garage. Also uploaded closer images in the engine bay, oil cooler, and underneath. Additional note is the black carpets are Lloyd and these is also a dashmat.

  • Mitternachtsbar (seller) 6 days, 12 hoursago

    @Ml27555 Hello! So no conveying of when paintwork was performed from the previous owner. I do still have his contact, have reached out to him about it, and will follow up once I have any word. The paint meter gauge along the cowl and closer to the drivers door on the left fender reads notably higher between 8-10mm. I've read that paint work in these areas can occur at some point due to the rain water draining and then sitting depending on how the car sits and it's exposure (also cowl shake?). I'll comb over it with the gauge tonight and identify the thickness change location more specifically. I'll make sure and get back to you on this. Outside of this ones paint work here's a good link for others who aren't familiar with the general paint thickness changes in the older Porsche's when it was done by hand vs machine. https://rennlist.com/forums/911-forum/850594-paint-thickness.html

  • Ml27555 (registered bidder) 6 days, 14 hoursago

    Hi. Nice car. When was the car repainted?

  • danny1max 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $42,000

  • Medaltech 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • dschmitt 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • Mitternachtsbar (seller) 1 weekago

    Good day everyone. I am selling my 89' after 2+ wonderful years of enjoyment. I've decided to thin the stable and this one, after critical consideration, sided with those selling. I will work on getting a cold start video as well as link up with a friend to help with a drive along. The car is near perfect both cosmetically and mechanically. It is a drivers car as mileage notes, but at the same time trophy placement worthy at the local concourse. The oem service stamp book has been used throughout it's life, and there are additional maintenance records. Previous ownership's show servicing was done at Deutsche Motor Sport in Concord CA, Marque Motors and Heckmann & Thiemann Motors in Portland OR, and Campbell Motor Cars in Buena PArk CA. My ownership has included Paul Miller Porsche in Parsippany, Protosport in Whippany, and Powertech in Rockaway (all northern NJ). During the cars most recent service last month, where I also had the fog light covers replaced, I did have a full PPI done by Powertech. Compression results were 1-165, 2-165, 3-165, 4-165, 5-170, 6-175. Leakdown results were 1-2%, 6-2%, 2-2%, 4-4%, 3-1%, 5-2%. Notes indicate brief intermittent speedo shut off (welcome to older 911's ;) and the dash heater control lower lever cable needs replacing (the lever feels as if its working however it is not). When I first took delivery of the vehicle I brought it to Paul Miller Porsche for databasing it, getting an initially full servicing and replacing the highbeam stalk as it would occasionally switch between high and low on it's own. Once completed they left service notes recommending timing cover and front main reseal with valve cover gasket, as well as sunroof seal replacement (which sealed fine but was visibly not aligned). I then brought it to Protosport for a second confirming diagnosis and then had them repair/replace aforementioned issues, conduct routine service (i.e. oil change etc.) and also install a full exhaust (ceramic coated except for muffer/outlet section), airbox/filter, oil lines& heat cross over pipe. I also updated the existing 91 octane California tune with Steve Wong to a 93/header and exhaust combination (I did switch out the chip myself and have the 91 octane base tune chip saved). As savvy as I am growing up with an auto mechanic father, this is a car where professional maintenance, recorded, for transparency is important, and also led me to purchase this car with confidence. There are some extra bits (DME relay) to accompany the car. The company that performed the ceramic coat (Extreme Motorsports in Paramus NJ) in the beginning of last year also bench tested the audio and replaced the factory speakers. One other note is the previous owner did have a Bosch high torque starter installed. If anything else comes to mind I will follow up. Please ask away with any/all questions as I look to passing her forward for continued joy with her prospective owner!

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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 25th Anniversary
Final bid: $62,500 This auction has ended.