Lot 250 - 1971 13028 911E
|Odometer reading||48,579 miles|
|Estimate||£26,000 - £34,000|
|Result||Sold - £28,560|
Porsche's 911E model of 1969-1973 essentially replaced the short-lived 911L (Luxus). The 911E was designed to be the more comfortable, more drivable model of the 911 - fitting between the tamer 911T (Touring) and the high-performance type 911S (Super). In these years, the least-expensive model in Porsche's range was comprised of the 912, followed by the type 914. The 911E's designation derives from the German word for injection: einspritzung. The mechanical fuel injection "MFI" system used on the 911E (and 911S) was jointly-developed by Bosch and Porsche. It is similar to the injection system used in the Carrera 6 of 1966 and in addition to more precise control of the fuel-air mixture and equality of distribution among the cylinders (compared to carburetors), the MFI contributed toward meeting the nascent emissions control regulations of the time.
Presented in its original colour scheme of red with a contrasting black interior, this increasingly collectable lefthand drive 'E' variant is accompanied by an extensive history. Supplied to California in 1971, numerous bills from Valhalla Automotive detail the care this 911 underwent. More recently, in 2003, and back in the UK, RPM Specialist Cars of Knaresborough rebuilt the bottom end and five months later, they dropped the engine out and rebuilt the gearbox and checked the clutch for wear. New period-style bucket seats have also been installed by Strasse, (Porsche specialists) with both original passenger and driver units available if required. Supplied with the original owners manual an MoT test certificate valid until July, 2014, this rare 911 is accurately priced and should complement any Porsche collection well.
Interested parties should note that the correct period steering wheel will be fitted by the time of the sale.
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