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Porsche 911 E

Porsche 911 E

Targa, 1970


  • Irish Green
  • Project with great potential
  • Highly original ‘barn find’ sports car

1970 PORSCHE 911 E 2.0 TARGA – LHD

This Porsche 911 E Targa appears to be a highly original ‘barn find’ sports car, which runs and drives, and could be enjoyed as-is, or alternatively put through a careful restoration. It is powered by a 2.0-litre air-cooled flat-six, coupled to a five-speed manual transmission. The odometer indicates 51,104 miles, though this is not warranted.

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Reported to be a numbers-matching example, the car is finished in Irish Green – believed to be largely the factory paint, though with a few touch-ups in places. The interior is trimmed in black vinyl with basketweave centre panels, and appears to be all original. A left-hand-drive car, most likely first registered in the US given its miles-per-hour speedometer, the current owner acquired the car around five years ago.

The bodywork looks straight, with no signs of any prior repairs or panel damage, though of course the Irish Green finish is faded, flaking and chipped in various places. Corrosion is visible around some of the panel gaps, doors and door shuts in particular, though this is believed to be a fundamentally solid car and a sound basis for a restoration. All of the body trims appear present and complete, though in need of refurbishment, and it rides on 15-inch Fuchs alloys.

Inside, the black vinyl has split in places, most notably on the driver’s seat – though if the next owner so desired, it could simply be given some local repairs and used as-is in unashamedly worn and aged condition. Its steering wheel and gear knob both appear to be original, with the former covered by an old bound leather cover around the rim. The dashboard and door panels are in relatively good condition, and ahead of the driver there is a full complement of VDO instrument gauges.

Last serviced at approximately 51,000 miles by the vendor, the car was given an engine oil change and fresh spark plugs. It is reported to start, run, and drive, but likely requires some mechanical refurbishment on top of any cosmetic restoration.

Overall, this Porsche 911 E 2.0 Targa is best described as a ‘survivor’, presenting in highly original condition, though with the signs of age that this entails. Nevertheless, for someone seeking an unrestored classic 911 to work on throughout 2021, and if you have been on the hunt for a Targa in particular, then this represents a project with great potential.

The description of this auction lot is, to the best of the seller’s knowledge, accurate and not misleading. Collecting Cars requests a range of detail about the lot from the seller, and performs a level of due diligence. However, bidders must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of the description, and conduct any research they feel is necessary before committing to a bid. Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details.

This vehicle’s VIN has been checked against the Australian Personal Property Securities Register, and there is no security interest or other registration kind logged against the serial number. This vehicle has been checked through the Austroads NEVDIS system, and there are no markers under the written-off or stolen databases.

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Year of construction: 1970
Model: 911 E
Body: Targa
Series: 911 F-Model
Mileage: 51104 mi
Power: 155 HP
Cylinder capacity: 2,2 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Interior color: Black
Interior material: Leatherette
Exterior color: Green
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Irischgrün 1510
Matching Numbers: Yes
Condition: Restoration object
New/Used: Used car
Ready to drive: Yes

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