London,The Jack Barclay Showroom
16 June 2003
Present owner 22 years
1972 PORSCHE 911 2.4 E COUPÉ
Registration No. PKE 355L
Chassis No. 9112201046
Engine No. 6229233
Albert Blue with black interior
Engine: six cylinder, 2,341cc, 154bhp at 6,200rpm; Gearbox: 4 speed Sportomatic; Suspension: triangulated front wishbone with Macpherson shocks and struts, independent rear; Brakes: ventilated disc all around. Right hand drive.
In the early 1950s Porsche designers began working on a new model aimed at replacing the coveted 356 speedster. The task, along with a set of guidelines, was given to Ferry Porsche's son Ferdinand. 'The new Porsche would have to be an evolutionary design and continue in the established Porsche tradition', Dean Batchelor from Illustrated Porsche Buyer's Guide. Under a three man team comprised of Ferdinand Porsche, Erwin Komenda and engine designer Ferdinand Piech, the new Porsche was designed and perfected in a remarkably short time. Its unveiling took place at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1963 and was met with great satisfaction and enthusiasm from the public. The new model carried the numbers 901 and featured a more powerful engine with greater control and handling. In 1965 Porsche transformed the 901 into the 911. The result was the creation of one of the longest running sports car models in the automobile industry.
This right hand drive UK-supplied E Series example was first registered on the first of August 1972, it is a cherished example that has covered just 77,000 miles from new. Fitted with the optional Sportomatic gearbox, the driver is rewarded with the benefits of an automatic in traffic whilst still being able to be used as a manual on the open road - a far more involving experience than today's modern 'Tiptronic' equivalent.
Condition throughout is superb, the interior is in excellent original condition with the only exception being the fitment of new carpets, though not currently wired a period Motorola tape deck adorns the dashboard. In 2000, a mechanical restoration was completed, comprehensive work included a full engine rebuild, renewal of shock absorbers and a brake system overhaul. At the same time the body was repainted, brightwork was re-chromed and a new coat of underseal was applied. Since completion the car has been sparingly used.
Menacingly poised on correct Fuchs alloys and boasting a sunroof, this delightful 2.4E is reluctantly offered for sale and it is hoped that the next owner gets as much pleasure as the current long-standing custodian. A fresh MOT will accompany the car by the time of sale.
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