SOLD 03/23

1971 Porsche
911E Coupe

Numbers-matching example with Sports seats and much recent work performed. Widely regarded as the best driving 911 variant.

  • VIN9111200156
  • Exterior ColorRed
  • Interior ColorBlack sport seats
  • Mileage60872 Miles (TMU)
  • Engine2.2L aircooled Flat-6 cylinder
  • Engine no.*6210250*
  • Transmission5-speed transaxle
  • StatusSold
  • StockFJ2727


1971 Porsche 911E

VIN – 9111200156
Engine No. - *6210250*
Exterior Color – Red
Interior Color – Black with Sport Seats
Engine – 2.2 Liter air-cooled flat 6 cylinder
Transmission – 5-speed manual
Current Miles – 60,872 miles (TMU)

Highlights of This Car

Early 1971 Model with Matching Numbers Engine
One of 1,088 911E Coupes Produced in 1971
Over $20k in Recent Work Performed by Top Porsche Specialists

General Overview

Combining classic looks with superb road manners, the Porsche 911 has become one of the most celebrated sports cars in automotive history. The first 911 arrived in the US in 1965, offering agile performance at a modest price. Though ideal for a wide range of uses, Porsche developed ongoing enhancements and each year. In 1968 the wheelbase was increased 2.25” to improve handling, (cleverly relocating the independently sprung rear wheel mounts without changing costly body tooling), and delicately flaring the wheel arches to allow room for wider wheels and tires.

In 1969 Porsche introduced the 911E, a formidable blend of performance and technology featuring the Einspritzung (German for injection) 1,991cc six-cylinder, mechanically fuel-injected SOHC engine. Unlike the carbureted 911T and 911S models, the fuel-injected 911E fit nicely between the two models but also offered some luxury features including a leather wrapped steering wheel, velour carpeting, vented four-wheel disc brakes, and gold-toned script on the engine lid. The 911E would remain in the model line until 1973 when it was discontinued. Sales for the 1971 911E coupe totaled 1,124 units for the year, a mere 1.4% of the 81,000 total production for 911 models spanning 1965-1972.

History of This Car

According to the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this matching numbers 911E was delivered to the first owner with US equipment and tinted glass all around. A North American delivery example finished in Signal Orange with Black leatherette interior, the chassis number identifies this example as one of the earliest 911E models produced in 1971.

In 2017, under prior ownership, German Auto World Service performed a valve job, replaced the fuel injection and injection drive belt, installed a new ignition box and rotor, tuned up the engine, installed new valve covers, new rocker shaft seals, replaced the shift link bushings, installed a new shifter boot, and installed a new windshield washer pump.

The current owner purchased this car from a prior owner located in Napa, Ca. Originally intending to keep the car and restore it over time the current owner commissioned RetroSport in 2022 to perform approximately $20k in services including dry ice engine and underside cleaning, new batteries, a new fuel tank, replacement of all fuel hoses, a new master cylinder, rebuild for the rear brake calipers, new rear brake rotors, new engine lid and hood shocks, and other details per the invoice accompanying the car. Additional work continued with RetroSport replacing left and right rocker panels with new metal and new jack receiver joints, replacing the MFI fuel pump, paint work for the rocker panels, installing new 15” Fuchs wheels and Pirelli tires, replacement of the heater boxes, new exhaust gaskets, and heater hoses, and the installation of new Sport Seats finished with black leatherette and Pepita cloth inserts.

Condition Overview

Today this rare, early production number 1971 911E presents as a handsome original car with driver level finishes and consistent cosmetics. With much of the often challenging and costly work already completed, the car is ready for driving enjoyment. The exterior finish is glossy and smooth overall though lower areas on the passenger door show light texture to the paint surface. The hood, and deck lid open and shut with generally good gaps, while the doors shut properly, though resting slightly proud from the mating strike surfaces. Much of the detail, rubber, and glass appear consistent for a driver lever 911.

The various trim and emblems throughout the car are in very nice condition with excellent fit and polish to the window trim. The chrome headlight trim and door handles are in very good condition while the lenses, lettering, and twin side view mirrors are in excellent condition. The windshield shows minor evidence of road use but is otherwise clean and free of major blemishes. The car currently wears a set of 15” Fuchs wheels in excellent condition. A set of Pirelli Cinturato 185/70RV15 tires are installed.

The interior is in excellent condition, particularly enhanced by the recently installed Sport Seats finished with black leatherette and Pepita cloth inserts. The door panels, dashboard, carpeting, and rear seating display finishes and materials consistent with combined restoration and original details. Instruments are in excellent visual condition, retaining good function, bright contrasting dial faces, and clear lenses. The AM/FM radio is in place though currently not functioning, while the dash pad, knobs, and switches are in excellent condition. Even the black basket-weave dash band material presents in excellent condition spanning the length of the lower dashboard accented by the 911E emblem on the glove box door.

Beneath the engine lid, the matching numbers 2.2 liter engine and tidy engine compartment reflect once again a handsome combination of originality and modest restoration. The engine bay and engine have been cosmetically and mechanically freshened with important areas addressed such as MFI, fuel pump, fuel lines, and proper tuning. Correct gold tone engine specification stickers and proper single snorkel air box housing finish the desirable fuel-injection engine unique to the E series 911.

The front storage compartment is in excellent condition and contains a matching Fuchs spare wheel. A correct tool roll and tools, stored with the spare tire. The underside of the car is nice overall, not finished to show standards but certainly tidy given the newly replaced rocker panels and detailed undercarriage.

Items Included with the Car

The car is accompanied by a set of factory original tools in a tool roll, an original owner’s manual, a copy of the Porsche CoA, digital copies of recent services, a spare set of four Fuchs wheels with modern Michelin tires, and a pair of original black leatherette seats.

The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated. All advertised prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer document preparation charge, and any emission testing charge. Vehicles are subject to prior sale. All advertised to be true but not guaranteed. We assume no liability for errors or omissions.

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