Very vibrant last year 911E with some great options in final stages of restoration now. Will be ready July 2020.
Beautiful survivor well optioned sunroof coupe. These final year longhood 911s are some of the best out of all early 911 cars built as they have the most improvements. The 2.4L engine puts out the right amount of torque and horsepower for any type of traffic or open roads. The 911E is basically a slightly detuned S with all the same suspension and brakes. What the 911E has is more mid range power so it is more at home in stop and go traffic or mountain switchbacks, the S is the dominant one on long open highways where speed is the goal. Many Es, like this one, were trimmed the with all the same parts as the S such front bumper with spoiler, Fuchs, deco trim, etc. This is the second year of the 915 transmission, a much easier to use shifter than earlier cars.
Purchased out of a local La Costa Country Club bungalow garage from a former CFO of an investment firm. A very interesting story of how he got the car was his boss in the 1990s took delivery of a new Ferrari F40, the red 911 was given to the last owner in order to make room for the new Ferrari. The first owner was a high profile businessman, the records of his ownership were purged by his staff. The car was in good shape but with a few scrapes and dings on an older paintjob. The car had not been driven in a while. It was decided that the car should come apart for a complete sorting and light restoration work done at Vintage Excellence. Chassis was taken down to just the shell, the old paint was stripped off, a few small rust ares were repaired and the car was given a top quality single stage paint. Important to note is this car has never been in an accident and all the panels are the original parts as delivered when new - this mean the car is correct and everything is right.
After paint the chassis was re-assembled with all new OEM rubber and a mix of original and new replacement trim - reproduction parts were not used. This car had a dual side mirror option - this factory option put 2 large Durant style mirrors on each door (there was no passenger side Flag style mirror at this time). The entire sunroof was disassembled, cleaned and restored to perfect working condition. Lighting is all original Bosch & Hella, everything cleaned, electrical sorted, Bosch H1 twin bulb headlights were the most deluxe lights available for these cars, this car has "Above the bumper" or "Through The Grill" fog lights - they are a very rare Quartz Bulb 118mm lens with yellow reflector - these were a Euro only light. As pictured the lighting is Euro/French spec, if the buyer prefers Clear lens headlights and USA turn lenses then we will tailor the car to the buyers specific needs. Glass is original Catacolor factory green tinted glass. These 1973 cars had many black trim items, the USA had rubber rear bumpers for new increased crash saftey, we chose to do a more classy Euro style "Black Chrome" look to steel rear bumperettes with the fronts deleted. If the buyer would like front steel black chrome bumperettes we can include those, or supply the original rubber USA bumperettes.
Interior is 75% original and in fantastic shape, a testament to the history and condition of this car. Only the Recaro Sports Seats have been restored by Auto's International in black leather and the headliner was also replaced. The rest of the interior is original and in fantastic shape. It was merely removed from the car, cleaned, and re-installed after the paint work. Please examine the pictures to see - original dash upper and lower, original door panels/pockets/garnish rails, original steering wheel, all knobs/radio/switches are factory original and working, original S trim velour carpet, rear seating is all original vinyl as is the rear parcel tray and quarter panels, this car has retractible seatbelts. The areas the were re-trimmed include the headliner and front Sports Seats. The correct hexagonal perforation pattern was found with a special run of ivory vinyl made for this headliner at great difficulty. The seats are genuine factory Recaro Sports Seats for 1973 with correct double locker bases, real leather covers done in the 72-73 proper rough grain shinny surface material - the ultimate early 911 seat!
Engine was fully rebuilt by Vintage Excellence to original 911E spec with oil system improvements for reliability. Case was inspected, main saddles honed, oil bypass mod done, new bearing with dry film lubricant coating applied. Crank, rods, flywheel, new clutch balanced. Original Mahle P/Cs were in fantastic shape - new Gotze rings. Cylinder heads had a full valve job with new guides. The new timing chains are tensioned by Carrera pressure fed tensioners. The MFI pump was put on a testing rig and adjusted, all MFI components serviced and adjusted to perfect working condition. Rebuilt fuel pump and all fuel system serviced.
Transmission on this car is an oddity - this was a 4 speed car, yes that is right, very odd. We like 5 speed transmissions so a correct 1975 915 transmission was installed along with 5 speed 915 shifter. The original matching # 4 speed transmission and shifter is included with the car so you get both with the purchase price.
Suspension has been fully restored and serviced to new. This car has Bilstein shocks and struts on all 4 corners, the S alloy brake calipers were restored by PMB Performance. All new bushing, bearings, Turbo tie rods, Ball joints were done and the suspension pieces were detailed to original. A set of date matched 1973 Fuchs 15x6" alloy wheels were stripped/polished/anodized/painted to correct factory look by Al Reed Polishing, the tires are in our opinion the best looking period correct tire - Pirelli CN36 185/70/15.
Vintage Porsche cars in this condition with these interesting options are difficult to find. Price reflects the comprehensive work done, the original genuine parts used as well as the quality replacement parts. At the time of delivery this car will have had at least 500 test & sorting miles on it, fresh oil change with all service adjustments, fully ready for the new owner as a new condition car.
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