Designed to be the more comfortable and drivable of the 911 range, and fitting in between T (Touring) and the S (Super), the designation ‘E’ came simply from the German for injection. The mechanical fuel injection system (MFI) was used on the 911E and the 911S, and developed jointly between Bosch and Porsche. The benefits were better power and drivability with a cleaner running engine. The interior had a few more comfort features, better brakes and gold script on the engine cover.
The 1972 – 1973 models all received a new, larger 2,341cc engine, offering in E form a very useful 165 bhp, aided by mechanical fuel injection (MFI). The 2.4 litre cars also got the 915 transmission as standard, or, and only by special order, the Sportomatic transmission.
Formerly the property of David Rothschild of the Rothschild dynasty, this desirable 1972 911 2.4E was imported into the UK in 1980, and has been with the current vendor for many years. PGC 695K has enjoyed a program of restoration and steady improvement over the years of ownership.
Towards the end of 2014 a full and detailed repaint and body restoration was undertaken, when during this time, refurbished Fuchs wheels were fitted on each corner. Brakes are to ‘S’ specification, and turbo-spec track rods and valve covers have been fitted. The ignition has been converted to the popular MSD electronic system. It’s delightful to see period features such as the original Cibie Pallas driving lights and optional six speaker stereo system. Additionally, a Momo Prototipo steering wheel and brand new Vredestein tyres have been fitted.
Finished in original shade of Aubergine with contrasting sports seats trimmed in biscuit velour, and offered with a fresh MoT and Porsche certificate of authenticity, this is a beautifully specified early 911. Not to be missed.