The basic Porsche 911 design has been in constant production since its introduction in 1963. Only in 1998 did the air-cooled six cylinder engine revert to water cooling. Throughout its life the 911 has been subject to engine capacity increases and upgrades to satisfy an eager following. The 2.2 L 911E was called ‘The secret weapon from Zuffenhausen’. Despite the lower power output of the 911E compared to the 911S, the 911E was actually quicker in acceleration up to 160 km/h (99 mph).
This beautiful matching numbers example has benefited from a very comprehensive restoration, supported by a thick photographic and financial record of the works completed. The powerful injected “E” motor and gearbox have been rebuilt and as expected the car drives as well as when it rolled out of the factory in 1970. Finished in its original colour specification, this stunning rare example is offered with a US title and import documents, in addition to its Porsche birth certificate.