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1970 Porsche 911E 2.2 Coupe

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  • The 911E shares much with top-spec 'S' but has more torque than either the 'T' or the 'S'

  • This beautiful matching-numbers car was originally delivered to the USA in January 1970

  • Recent complete nut and bolt restoration by Porsche specialists 'Theon Design' back to its original specifications (as shown on the Porsche COA) 

  • The original 2.2-litre MFI flat-six engine has been rebuilt by Porsche specialists 'Strass' of Leeds

  • Fitted with Porsche's semi-automatic transmission known as ‘Sportomatic’

  • Simply stunning in Ivory with a black leatherette basket-weave interior

By MY 1970 (C Series) all 911 engines were now 2.2-litres which offered great flexibility, especially at low revs. This gave the 911E model a healthy 155bhp, but despite this lower power output compared to the 911S, the 911E was actually quicker during acceleration up to 99 mph. It shared the same mechanical twin-row Bosch fuel injection pumps as the 911S but aimed at a slightly less ‘sporting’ market, the ‘E’ could be specified with the four-speed 905/20 ‘Sportomatic’ gearbox, which first came to prominence when it was used to great success in the Porsche 911R Sportomatic which claimed victory in the ‘Marathon de la Route’ (84 hrs of Nürburgring) in 1967.

The Sportomatic system was pioneered by Porsche and is essentially a conventional synchromesh manual gearbox with a clutch that is engaged by a micro-switch in the gearstick knob rather than a separate pedal. Changing gear without a clutch pedal to depress resulted in very smooth changes and a more relaxed drive when compared to its manual siblings.

The car presented here is a matching-numbers, 1970 Porsche 911 2.2-litre MFI Sportomatic coupe, originally delivered to the USA in January 1970, where it remained until 2015. It was then exported to Holland and subsequently to the UK in 2017. Upon arrival here, it was the subject of a complete, exacting and fully documented restoration carried out for the most part and overseen by marque specialists ‘THEON DESIGN’ of Oxfordshire.

As with the rest of this beautiful 911, the original 2.2-litre, flat-six engine has been restored, in this case by another Porsche specialist, ‘Strass’ of Leeds. There are bills for an engine rebuild including replacing the cylinders and pistons, overhauling the MFI unit, and fitting new pipework and hoses. The list of refurbished or replaced parts is extensive and also includes a new alternator and starter motor. The engine has been prepared and detailed by THEON, the green ‘E’ engine cover has been refurbished back to as-new condition, and the whole engine bay looks as good as the exterior.

Finished in its original Ivory White paintwork, a great deal of love and care has been invested in the car’s bodywork with a total strip down to the bare metal, new panels, subsequent alignment and a painstaking professional respray.

The cabin too has been superbly returned to original specification. All parts have been removed and, where possible, retained albeit stripped, retrimmed or painted. The original Porsche Comfort seats were disassembled, and every part was overhauled. The internal seat frames were blasted then repainted and the foams have been replaced with original specification/shape to make them as comfortable as when they were new, prior to being re-trimmed in the original material. Likewise, the brightwork has all been re-chromed and looks superb. The headlining, carpets and upper post trim have all been replaced with as-new spec materials, whilst the dials were disassembled, checked, cleaned, refurbished, then reassembled. The original steering wheel has also been retrimmed. A period-correct Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio, in addition to a new Porsche dash centre speaker, has been sourced and installed in the car and the instrumentation and switchgear are clean, crisp and fully operational.

The suspension and brakes have also been fully refurbished.  All of the suspension, (including torsion bars, wishbones and dampers), and brake hardware has been stripped and assessed, then overhauled or replaced if damaged or corroded beyond repair.  Parts have been blasted and powder coated where possible and all the bushes and bearings have been replaced.

All new brake lines, discs and pads, with refurbished calipers, including new pistons, seals and bleed nipples were fitted as were a new brake master cylinder... Click here for more information.

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This item is part of A SALE OF FERRARI & PORSCHE 2019 - PORSCHE
 Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 | 2:30 PM  EUR (BST)
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1970 Porsche 911E 2.2 Coupe
1970 Porsche 911E 2.2 Coupe
Lot number: 422
Seller: Silverstone Auctions
Ends: Saturday, September 21 | 2:30 PM  EUR (BST)

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