Arizona

Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
17 - 18 January 2019
Lot 213

1970 Porsche 911 E Coupe

The Torque Collection

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$89,600 USD | Sold

United States | Phoenix, Arizona

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Chassis No.
9110200496
Engine No.
6201428
  • Offered from the Torque Collection
  • Matching-numbers engine
  • Suspension upgraded to S specification
  • Cosmetically and mechanically restored
  • Known ownership history
  • Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
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Originally delivered to Wisconsin resident Wayne Rindt on 1 February 1970, this Conda Green over black leatherette 911 E coupe was ordered with optional Fuchs five-spoke alloy wheels, a rear exhaust apron, and “U.S. Equipment,” which normally included sealed-beam headlamps, a speedometer in miles per hour, and front and rear lighting that met DOT regulations. The car was sold in 1976 to Margaret Tarber of Milwaukie, and she brought it with her when she relocated to Seattle, and then gave it to her brother, Joe Canfield, in 1989.

The following year, with the odometer showing just over 77,000 miles, Mr. Canfield commissioned a mechanical freshening of the original and numbers-matching 2.2-liter boxer-six engine and installation of the later Carrera chain-tensioner kit, an upgrade almost universally adopted by owners of early 911s. In 2006 Mr. Canfield sold this 911 E to an Idaho collector who in turn resold the car in early 2014. This 911 E’s original self-leveling Boge hydro-pneumatic front suspension has been replaced with the front struts from a 911 S to improve handling, a common upgrade, along with a 911 S front anti-roll bar.

This car has also been fitted with bumper guards, stainless rocker panel covers, and Bosch H4 halogen headlamps. It retains its original radio. More recently it has received new carpeting and has also had the dash refinished. The car’s overall excellent condition belies its current odometer reading of just over 96,000 miles, suggesting it has been very well cared-for throughout its life. This beautiful, light, and nimble 911 represents a period during which Porsche was rising to the pinnacle of sports car racing and was celebrating its success by offering an exciting palette of bright colors.

This lovely 911 E coupe is offered with a detailed maintenance file, a tool kit and jack, spare wheel and tire, and a factory owner’s manual, and it appears ready to give a new owner many more miles of enjoyable motoring.