The first of countless upgrades to Porsche’s perennial 911 came in 1966 with the introduction of the ‘S’ version. Easily distinguishable by its stylish Fuchs five-spoked alloy wheels, the ‘S’ featured a heavily revised engine producing 160bhp.
Introduced in 1969, a lengthened wheelbase improved the 911’s sometimes wayward handling, and then in 1970 the engine underwent the first of many enlargements: to 2.2 litres. By this time the models on offer had stabilised at three: the 911T, 911E, and 911S, all of which were available as either a closed coupé or Targa convertible.
First seen in 2.0-litre guise in 1969, the ‘E’ was positioned between the entry level ‘T’ and top-of-the-range ‘S’ models. In 2.2-litre form the 911E’s engine produced 155bhp on Bosch mechanical fuel injection, which was good enough for a top speed of around 210km/h. In total, 1,971 coupé and 933 Targa convertible ‘E’ models were sold worldwide during the 1970 model year.
Presented in right hand drive with the rare Sportomatic gearbox, this wonderful example is still in a very original condition.
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