NOTE: This 1971 Porsche 911E is being auctioned to the highest bidder on www.bringatrailer.com beginning Thursday May 19th, ending a week later on May 26th. What we have here is a true survivor, numbers matching, great running 1971 Porsche 911E Targa. This car received a quality respray in its original Gold Metallic decades ago and it still shows very, very well. It’s original motor received an early Weber conversion (K-Jet long gone) by PMO. Other than that this very well equipped car is as it was delivered from the factory including factory AC, "S" front aluminum calipers, power antenna and very rare "deep six" 15" Fuchs alloy wheels. This early ’71 911E has its original 2.2 liter flat 6. The 911E tucks in between the 911T and 911S in Porsche’s flat 6 model range. To the Porsche development team’s surprise, the '71 911E was actually faster to 100mph than its higher horsepower stablemate 911S. This is how it came to be known as “the secret of Zuffenhausen”. This is also the last year for the 901 “dog leg” 5 speed transmission which was succeeded by the long running 915. This car was purchased as “not running” from an Arizona estate that we know very little about. The agent was adamant that we not contact the sellers and offered no records other than a photograph of the most recent Indiana Title. The car was re-titled in the agent's name prior to sale. To our delight it took little effort to bring this car back to life as the previous owner went to great lengths to prepare the car for long term storage by completely removing all fuel from front to back. All of the lights and gauges work except for the clock. The period correct "box" speakers on the back shelf connected to an aftermarket Sony head unit sound great. The factory electronic antenna is not working. The horn is intermittent. The car starts right up, idles smoothly and runs cool. It shifts with authority through all five gears and reverse and indicates a strong clutch. The car accelerates nicely and makes great sounds especially in the upper rev range. The Bilstiens show no leakage and the car handles crisply and steers like only a Porsche can. Brakes perform well. The interior is in excellent original condition. The carpet and vinyl are in exceptional condition as is the steering wheel, dash panel and controls. The floor mounted heater and throttle control operate smoothly. The AC compressor belt was off the car, and at this writing we cannot confirm its operation. The interior controls and fan motors all function properly. There is an aftermarket “UN-GO BOX” in unknown operating condition. The Targa Top is flawless on both the outside cover and headliner. Visors are intact with good filler material. The seat cushions are firm and there is no signs of fiber falling out of them. The door cards are in great shape although all four door pockets are missing. There is a vinyl wrapped "finishing panel" installed where the rear pocket should be. All of the glass appears original and in great condition. The windows roll up and down smoothly and the wing windows are tight and stay in place at all speeds. The weather stripping is in good shape all around. Wipers work. To be clear, this car is very solid with no corrosion in the floor, front pan, shock towers, pinch welds, inner rockers, inner fenders, under the battery areas, in the cowl, on the door bottoms or around the pedal box. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity is included. The car is located in Scottsdale, AZ.
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