1972 Porsche 911 2.4E.Sold
Rare and stunning condition right hand drive 70's 911
Finished in stunning Bahama Yellow paintwork and with significant recent investment, this car presents beautifully and must be one of the best examples in the UK, if not Europe.
The 911E was Introduced in the late 60s as a middle ground in the 911 range:
- 911 T approximately 135 bhp car on carburetors
- 911 E 165 bhp on injection
- 911 S 195 bhp essentially uprated E with higher compression and sportier cams
All cars had an interchangeable options on specification
The car offered has a very interesting history being initially delivered to the UK as a right hand drive car with the standard lux pack which included electric sunroof and windows in 1972. This, therefore, is the ‘Oelklappe’ oil flap model (on the right hand rear wing) as this was made for one year only it is so loved by collectors.
Delivered in the striking colour of Bahama Yellow and black trim this car is believed to be one of 3 delivered in that colour in the UK in that year and you can imagine would have looked amazing driving out of the showroom in Chiswick in the early 70ʼs
Its first owner, a famous 70's entrepreneur, ordered the car in 1971, and on retiring to Los Angeles in 1981 decided to take the car with him. As a RHD car in the USA it was seldom used and was repatriated by a reputable UK dealer in 1996. He immediately sold the car to a Porsche collector who recognised it as a low mileage full matching numbers true survivor car.
He had the car painted and re carpeted and gave the car to his son. In his garage in West London the car sat being started up and used occasionally by the owners father, as it was a gift and although he did not use it he felt he could not sell it so he held on to it despite its lack of use. The father on visiting his son would run it up to temperature and having the car serviced and MOTʼd sporadically during his ownership. In 2016 after 20 years and 500 miles the son decided to move house and not having a space in his new home, and with the blessing of his father, decided to sell the car.
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With only 63,426 miles from new and all original panels and interior save the carpets and paint this truly is a rare car in RHD form. The new owner, perhaps making up for lost time, had the car fully recommissioned by a Porsche specialist and did 3000 trouble free miles over the course of two summers.
Prior to lockdown the car was taken back to the aforementioned specialist to have some remedial paintwork and some tidying of the all original engine bay. As the car was so special it was decided to redo the paintwork in its entirely even though most of it was more than acceptable and for the engine to have a precautionary engine rebuild. To future proof the engine as, although, the mileage was low and the car performed impeccably it was thought prudent to check what was, after all, a near 50 year old engine.
Therefore, a recent £25,000 has been invested and the car has since been carefully run in. Requiring a post rebuild service which will be carried out on a no expense basis by the same specialist prior to sale this car is now reluctantly been put up for sale.
Acquired by Garage Sportique this no excuse best of breed unrestored car is proudly offered for sale.
Engine: 2,341 cc Mechanical injection
Production date: 1972
Transmission: Manual 5 speed 901 gearbox
Power: 165 bhp @ 6200 rpm
Torque: 151.9 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
Weight: 1050 kg
Options: Bahama Yellow paintwork, black leather...
- Lux Pack