1988 Porsche Commemorative Edition 911 Carrera – Ultimate Guide
In 1988, Porsche unveiled the “Commemorative Edition” Carrera (also called the Jubilee Edition) to celebration the 250,000th 911. Debuting at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1963, Porsche built only 875 of these Jubilee 911 cars.
Like other special editions of its time the special enhancements were almost entirely cosmetic. In this case that meant special exterior and interior colors: Diamond Blue Metallic for the exterior, with color-matched Fuchs wheels, and Silver Blue Metallic in the interior (the seller refers to it as Diamond Blue in the interior as well though I’ve always seen it called Silver Blue). It makes for an attractive combination that’s quite elegant as these things go.
The CE or Commemorative Edition 911 Carreras were available in coupe, targa and cabriolet bodystyles. The special diamond blue metallic paint with color-matched Fuchs wheels, front and rear spoilers, and interior carpets and leather really looked amazing as you can see in this pictures. The Dr. Ferdinand Porsche’s signature embroidered on the seats in the headrest area is the most special touch in our opinions. They also had a comprehensive equipment level as standard including painted wheel centres, electric sunroof, electric seats, short-shift gear lever, sports suspension and the luxury carpet option. Being produced in 1988 meant the car also has the desirable G50 5-speed gearbox.
Of the 875 examples produced, only 300 were imported to the US (120 coupes, 100 cabrio’s and 80 Targa’s), 250 were sold in Germany, 50 went to the UK, and the remainder to other countries.