Lot 163 - 1969 Porsche 911E FIA Race Car
|Odometer reading||82,764 miles|
|Result||Sold - £73,000|
- No expense spared Steve Monk built FIA race car
- Matching numbers
- Original engine and race engine included, (both rebuilt)
The original 911 series is often cited as the most successful competition car ever, especially when its variations are included; namely the powerful 911 derived 935 which won Le Mans as well as other major sports cars races. The original Porsche 911 with its famous and distinctive design was mechanically notable for being rear-engine and air-cooled. Production would run from Autumn 1963 until 1989. For the 1969 model-year 'B-series' 911, Porsche lengthened the wheelbase by 57mm and began manufacturing the engine cases in magnesium to save approximately 10kgs hung over the rear wheels and replaced the single battery with two smaller batteries mounted either side of the front compartment improving weight distribution throughout the car. They achieved their goal, improving the handling and increased performance with a new Bosch mechanical fuel injection system standard on the 911E and 911S models.
Although first registered in July of 1970, this 911E was actually manufactured in 1969 and was supplied with the new Bosch mechanical fuel injection system. Built into a race car from the ground up over a four-year period from 2008 by highly regarded and renowned Porsche 911 specialist Steve Monk of Bodywerks, the car is a high-quality example with front running capability. The quality of Monk’s work can be seen throughout the car, with his signature attention to detail ever present. The supplied FIA technical passport is valid for another six years until the end of 2028. Running on an original set of Fuchs alloy wheels, sprung by Bilstein dampers and mounted on Elephant solid bushes, this car is not the usual tired racer and is ready to win straight away. Last run at the Spa Summer Classic in July of this year, the car ran without fault and is now only for sale due to a home move. The supplied files show over £53,000 worth of receipts, which represent only part of the expenditure over the years. Parts and labour have only ever been supplied by the best including; Tuthill, Tognolla, Bob Watson, Tech 9 and of course, Steve Monk. The included rebuilt original engine maintains the cars ‘matching numbers’ status and still sports its MFI system, whilst the installed race engine runs on carburettors to FIA specification. The race engine was built to a high specification with Jonny Middleston cylinder heads, Kent race camshafts, lightened flywheel, 215mm clutch, billet conrods and competition pistons. Included in the file are also Dyno sheets, the most recent of which showing maximum engine power of 199.2bhp, (on the race engine).
Supplied with a UK V5C registration document, file of receipts, FIA papers, photographic record of the build and the original rebuilt engine. A rare opportunity to own a road registered and very capable race car, built by the best, at a fraction of the price it would cost to build today.
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