DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1969 | COLOUR: BLUE METALLIC (6853) | INTERIOR TRIM: BLACK LEATHER
LUX CLASSICS ARE DELIGHTED TO OFFER THIS FULLY RESTORED, VERY EARLY 1969 PORSCHE 911E TARGA, WITH SPECIAL ORDER BLUE METALLIC PAINT, CONTRASTING BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, AND AN EXTENSIVE HISTORY FILE.
• Restoration commissioned by previous owner and 911 aficionado, with all works carefully orchestrated by marque specialists under his watchful eye
• Numbers matching, with comprehensive history file and Certificate of Authenticity
• Original factory 2.0 litre engine upgraded to 2.2 litres
• Rare special order Blue metallic paint
• Market value reflective of restoration to an incredible standard, great provenance and lovely history
MODEL HISTORY & PRODUCTION
Porsche’s long-running and much-loved 911 Sports Car first appeared at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show in prototype form, the 901 (later to become the 911, following Peugeot’s complaints about the use of ‘0’ model numbers) It was Porsche’s first entirely new model since the 356 had been launched in 1948.
1969 saw the first major changes in the 911 evolution. To improve driving comfort and handling dynamics, the popular 2.0 SWB models had their wheelbase lengthened by 57mm, and were fitted with slightly flared wings to accommodate larger wheels and tyres. Model designations changed too – ‘T’ ‘E’ and ‘S’ formed the new lineup.
The mechanically fuel-injected 911E (with the ‘E’ standing for ‘Einspritzung’, German for injection) was produced from 1969-1973, replacing the ‘L’ (luxury) model. It was developed more for comfort, so was positioned between the 911T (Touring) and 911S (Super).
The type 901/09 140 bhp 2.0 flat-6 engine is easily identifiable by a distinctive green shroud, and could get the 911E to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds and carry on to a top speed of 134 mph. The 911E also had new ventilated brake discs, self-leveling hydro-pneumatic dampers, a leather steering wheel, and Fuchs alloys.
With a factory completion date of September 1968, this 911E is a very early example. Painted in Blue metallic (a special order colour for the 1969 model year), the Certificate of Authenticity confirms it was delivered new in Mannheim, Germany in October 1968. The extensive history file suggests it was then shipped out to the USA, where its first named owner was Mr. George J Leetma of Los Angeles, California.
We believe the car was imported into the UK in December 1996 via Nick Faure, a former sports car driver and well-respected used Porsche dealer. The history file shows it then went into longer-term ownerships and indicates there have been 7 owners in total – the most recent of which purchased the car in 2015, benefitting from the substantial works undertaken by the previous keeper.
Between 2006 and 2010, over £44,000 in restoration works was spent at marque specialists, including Unit 11, RS-911, and Southbound. Invoices detail numerous items, including interior works, wheel refurbishment, bright work restoration, and body works. A full bare metal respray was carried out in 2012, where the Blue metallic was colour-matched to some original factory paint in the engine bay.
The manual 5-speed gearbox has been rebuilt, as has the original 2.0 engine which is now increased in displacement to 2.2 litres.
The re-trimmed black leather interior with after-market sports seats is in fine order and offers a very driver-focused cabin environment. And with its removable black Targa top roof section contrasting with the Blue metallic paint, this Porsche 911E presents extremely well with an enviable road presence.
WARRANTY & FINANCE AVAILABLE
|Year of construction:||1969|
|Cylinder capacity:||2,0 Liter|
|Manufacturer color code (exterior):||Blau Metallic 6853|
|New / used:||Used car|
|Ready to drive:||yes|
|Country of first delivery:||Germany|
|Number of vehicle owners:||7|
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