The Porsche 911 Carrera Commemorative Edition (CE) was debuted in 1988 celebrating 25 years of the Porsche 911 as well as the 250,000th model produced. Finished in special Diamond Blue Metallic paint over Silver Blue Metallic leather, the 911 CE features signatures of Dr. Ferdinand Porsche embroidered on the headrests and a 3.2-liter flat-six paired with a G50 manual gearbox. Of the 875 examples produced, 300 were imported to the United States of which only 80 were Targa models. The seller acquired this example from the previous owner in San Diego, California, who reportedly obtained the Targa from the owner of California Westy's. A lifetime West Coast car, this rare Commemorative Edition is now being offered for auction showing approximately 176k miles on the odometer.
The CE features a unique Diamond Blue Metallic (F5) paint color along with a front spoiler, integrated fog lights, a black-finished Targa band, a removable black roof panel, a model designation deletion, and heated power-adjustable side mirrors. A set of 16” Fuchs wheels featuring polished centers have been fitted with Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 tires driven less than 300 miles. The seller notes the luggage compartment rubber seal shows slight warping. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The cabin features special Silver Blue Metallic supple leather upholstery with “F. Porsche” signatures embroidered on the headrests. The Commemorative Edition also receives a specialized dash badge and short-throw gear shift lever. Amenities include power-adjustable front seats, air conditioning, and power windows. A 930-style steering wheel has been installed along with an Alpine stereo and upgraded Kicker speakers. Slight cracking is present on the dashboard and the seller notes the fuel gauge intermittently misreads when filled above halfway.
The rear wheels are driven through a 5-speed G50 manual gearbox paired with an air-cooled 3.2-liter flat-six engine producing up to 217 HP. Noteworthy service items include transmission work in 2019 with a new clutch kit, slave cylinder, clutch BRG guide, pilot bearing, clutch lever bearing, and shift bushing. Engine work during the same year consisted of new spark plugs, valve cover gaskets, oil cooler hoses, an oil line, engine timing chain gasket and tensioners, new cam dowel pins, crankshaft seal, crankshaft O-rings, fuel pump, fuel sender unit, fuel filter, and DME relay. Other maintenance items include the replacement of the passenger window motor and front and rear brake pads. The seller adds that corresponding service invoices are included from Performance Independent Porsche, Griffin's Auto Repair, Poway Auto Repair, Sherman Heights Auto Repair, and Koncept Motorwurks.
The seller wants you to know: "This car is in fantastic running order!"