This car was a very original example and it has never before been renovated or it has never gone trough any major repairs for the chassi. It looks that the only repair for the car has been the small accident repairs and then repaint done in early 1990´s in California. It also looks that the car has been used very little during its time in Japan. In 2019-2020 the car has gone trough a full bare metal restoration to concourse condition, with minimum welding. The engine has been fully overhauled, but as it was inside like new, the larger part of the work was the external cosmetic restoration of the engine. The gearbox was also opened and fully overhauled.
The car has the front spoiler from the 1972 model 911 which has been installed later on as well the period correct Cibie Pallas lights on the front hood. The front spoiler improved the handling of the car significantly, thus many owners wanted to have it and it became a popular retrofit on earlu 1970´s cars. On the rear bumper the car has the AMCO style chrome bar which was also typical addition in the 1970´s. This car has also complete and functional “Evaporative Emission System” complying with the new environmental regulations at the time. This was the beginning of the strict Californian environmental controls which have strongly influenced the car designs since then. The car has all the original approval stickers related to these Californian regulations in place.
As the 1970/71 911S did not represent real performance increase to the 1969 model, Porsche tried to increase the performance with weight savings by using aluminum in the engine hood and rear license plate panels in 911S models. It seems that part of the 911E cars came also with these parts and in particular with the license plate panel made out of aluminum. This car is one of those with this original aluminum rear panel.
The 911E was introduced first time in 1969 model year with two liter engine to be the model between the S and the basic T model. The E came from the mechanical fuel injection which was in German language ”Einspritzung”. The first generation 2 liter E engine gave 140 bhp and the second generation 2,2 liter E engine produced in 1970-1971 gave 155 bhp. In total there were 1088 911 E Coupe cars build in model year 1971.
The car has a recent Classic Data evaluation report giving the car the best possible evaluation 1 (1-5). The car is road registered in Finnish Veteran Vehicle Register.
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