1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 25th Anniversary Edition – Ultimate Guide
For 1989, Porsche produced the 25th Anniversary Special Edition model to mark the 25th year of 911 production. The 1989 Porsche brochure lists production of 500 U.S. market cars, of which 300 were coupés (240 in silver metallic paint and 60 in satin black metallic), and 200 cabriolet models (160 in silver and 40 in black). All had “silk grey” leather with black accent piping and silk grey velour carpeting.
Included were body color Fuchs wheels in 6×16 (front) and 8×16 (rear), stitched leather console with an outside temperature gauge and a CD or cassette holder, a limited-slip differential, and a short shifting gear lever, as well as small bronze “25th Anniversary Special Edition” badges.
The 1989 model year marked the end of the 3.2 Carrera’s production and the beginning of that of the 964-generation 911. As a final farewell to the iconic 3.2 Carrera, Porsche built 300 coupe and 200 cabriolet special editions to celebrate the 911’s 25th year of production.
Forty of the 25th Anniversary Edition Cabriolets were finished in Satin Black, but this is one of the 160 examples finished in Silver Metallic. Exclusive options for this limited edition 911 include a Silk Grey leather interior with contrasting black accents, exterior color-matching Fuchs wheels, leather-wrapped center console, short shifter, outside temperature gauge, CD holder, and “25th Anniversary Edition” badges.
The anniversary editions were powered of course by a 3.2-liter flat-six and most got the G50 five-speed manual transmission, which was only available in 1989.