Battersea Evolution
6 September 2017
Lot 119

1971 Porsche 911 E


£126,500 GBP | Sold

United Kingdom | London, United Kingdom



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  • Delivered new to legendary racing driver John Fitzpatrick
  • Only two owners from new and offered for sale for the first time since 1972
  • Stunning original condition with original mileage and complete history file
  • Highly desirable colour combination with numbers-matching engine and gearbox

Presented here is an early D-Series 911 E, finished in the rare and desirable Conda Green (code 2626) body colour with black leatherette interior and right-hand drive. According to its Certificate of Authenticity, the car was completed on 15 December 1970 and was fitted with a number of desirable options, including a limited-slip differential, sport seats with headrests, electric mirrors, power windows, sunroof, rear tinted windows and raised steering wheel hub. It was delivered new to its first owner, British racing driver John Fitzpatrick, on 6 January 1971.

Earning his name in British Saloon Car Championship races where he won the championship overall in 1966, Fitzpatrick became synonymous with Porsche in the early 1970s. Racing for Kremer, Fitzpatrick raced a 911 S and a Carrera RSR to claim the European GT Championship in 1972 and 1974, respectively. Fitzpatrick continued to race with success around the world through the early 1980s, finally retiring as a driver in 1983.

According to the testimony of Mr Fitzpatrick, he installed a Kremer-Style front bumper in his ownership and the car received its first service during a skiing holiday in Switzerland, after a small accident forced the car to undergo light repairs at the local Porsche dealership in Bern. John Fitzpatrick enjoyed the car for two years before selling it in 1972 to the second owner, who never separated from it until he passed it to his son last year, now the current owner. During his ownership the car was serviced every year despite only light use, and a complete service record accompanies the car.

The car is offered here in remarkable original and unrestored condition, with comprehensive in-period documentation and also with both original and current registration plates. With its impeccable and unique ownership history, original paint and rare right-hand-drive configuration, this special Porsche 911 E will be an excellent addition to any car collection.