1972 Porsche 911E Coupe

The Porsche 911 is one of the most timeless designs in motoring history. This unconventional and charismatic car has evolved at a rapid pace throughout its production life. The 911S was Porsche’s top-of-the-range sporting model throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s, a period when the purest and most desirable versions of the great 911 were produced. Initially available in two-liter guise from July 1966, it boasted a higher fifth gear, anti-roll bars front and rear, Koni shock absorbers and ventilated disc brakes, later also receiving alloy front brake calipers.

In 1969 all 911 models had their wheelbases increased and the S variant developed a healthy 170 bhp giving it excellent performance: 0 to 60 mph in just 7 seconds and a maximum of 135 mph. Naturally the 911S found its way into competition and was successful in its class in all the major events, including Le Mans, the Targa Florio and the Tour de France.

This example, a 1972 911E, originally a 2.4-liter model, was purchased by the previous owner in 1988, and handed immediately to marque expert, Chris Turner, where the more desirable 2.2 S-specification engine fitted to the car was extensively rebuilt, before a comprehensive restoration was performed by Gantspeed Engineering. More recent work includes overhaul of the fuel system, with a new fuel pump and injectors, a rebuilt injection pump and intake stacks with rebushed butterflies. The car is resplendent in black with a matching black interior.