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The Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition, a limited edition 911 to mark 50 years since Porsche first unveiled its rear-engined sports car back in 1963. It’s based on a 991 Carrera S with a few styling tweaks and a handful of optional extras. Production was limited to 1963 units, and prices started at £92,257 in 2014.
The 50th Anniversary Edition is rear-wheel drive but uses the wider bodyshell from the four-wheel-drive Carrera 4 that not only makes it look more muscular than a standard Carrera S, it also means that there's a wider track and revised suspension settings.
Porsche Torque Vectoring, which includes a mechanical limited-slip differential, is an optional extra on the Carrera S but it comes as standard fit on the 50th Anniversary Edition. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), the marque’s impressive adaptive damping system, is also included. The familiar 3.8-litre flat-six, which develops 394bhp at 7400rpm, is carried over unchanged and the paddle-shift PDK gearbox was available as an option at extra cost.
Over and above the standard car, the most readily identifiable upgrades include the Fuchs-inspired 20-inch alloy wheels, the darkened headlight surrounds and the chrome highlights across the engine cover. Geyser Grey paintwork is specific to the 50th Anniversary Edition, while a darker shade of grey and the standard Carrera S hue Basalt Black were also available. Inside, cloth seat inserts and a dash-mounted plaque set this limited-edition model apart from the rest of the range.
In Sport Plus mode, the car shakes itself down and really comes alive. Support at each corner is ramped up – although since PASM is adaptive it still works on uneven surfaces – throttle response is sharpened, and a brilliant throttle-blip function perfectly matches engine and road speeds on the way down the gears.
The 50th Anniversary Edition offered here has covered just 11,186 miles from new with a single owner and has Porsche Centre service history (last serviced 27th June 2019 at 10,861 miles). With the look and feel of a ‘new’ car, this is a real chance to own a limited edition 911 at a very enticing guide price.
This was the second retrospectively-styled 911 that Porsche launched in the space of a few years. The 997-based Sport Classic of 2010 has since become a true collectors’ item and the 50th Anniversary Edition has a similar cachet.
This car has formed part of a significant collection for the past few years. In preparation for the sale, the engine will be flushed, filled with fresh oil and a new filter fitted, the fuel tank drained, flushed and filled with 20 litres of fuel, fitted with a new battery and issued with a fresh MOT Certificate. A safety check will also be carried out along with an inspection report included in the history file.
You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact Joe on 07779 082707 / email@example.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail. The health and safety of both our customers and team remain the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.