Left Hand Drive: Correct Matching Numbers: Concours Restored
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 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. 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. The 1969 types 911E and 911S also featured a new high-voltage capacitor ignition system that addressed the spark plug fouling problems experienced in earlier 911s.
Another signature feature of the 911E is the self-adjusting hydro pneumatic front suspension struts. Developed by Boge, the struts combined the functions of springs, shock absorbers, and antiroll bars – while also automatically adjusting the height of the front of the car to compensate for weight in the trunk.
These struts were standard equipment on 911E models from 1969 through 1971. This innovative design may have been a little too clever, as 911E owners have almost universally swapped these struts out for traditional struts and torsion bars.
Intended as the luxury model, the 911E came standard (in most markets) with the "comfort" package of features: including ventilated brake discs with aluminium callipers, velour carpeting, a leather-covered steering wheel, heavy bumper rub strips and rubber guard inserts, chrome rocker-panel trim, and coloured script on the rear deck.
Our example finished in Blood Orange with Black Houndstooth Upholstery has recently been fully restored by Adriano Nicodemi, a very well-known Porsche Specialist from Italy. The restoration was carried out regardless of cost to include new trim, engine and gearbox rebuild and a bare metal repaint. We understand that this vehicle is a 3-owner car from new. A Porsche certificate of authenticity has been applied for.
This stunning and beautifully restored 911 is available for immediate inspection at our central London showrooms.