The Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction | Lot 194
1969 Porsche 911 E Coupe
$123,200 USD | Sold
| Atlanta, Georgia
27 October 2018
- Restored in the original, rare, and unusual Bahama Yellow
- Retains its original fuel-injected engine
- Porsche Production Specification certificate
Marketed by Porsche as the most luxurious and comfortable model in the 911 range, the 911 E slotted right in between the 911 T and 911 S, replacing the one-year-only 911 L. ‘E’ stood for Einspritzung, German for “injection,” as the 911 E was fitted with mechanical fuel injection, rather than carburetors which could be found in the 911 T and 911 S. Nineteen sixty-nine would be the first year for the 911 E, and it remained in production through 1973.
According to its accompanying Porsche Production Specification certificate, this 911 E was originally finished in the very desirable color combination of Bahama Yellow over a black leatherette. Furthermore, it was not fitted with a sunroof. Equipped with tinted glass, an antenna, loudspeaker, and Michelin tires, it was completed by the factory on 13 May 1969 prior to being delivered new to California, where it is believed to have spent the majority of its life.
In 2014 the car was subject to a full restoration, returning it to its original Bahama Yellow with contrasting white “Porsche” lettering on the doors. Shortly thereafter, the car was shipped to Gilson MotorSports of Troy, Michigan, where several updates were made, including an update to the timing chain tensioner, tie rods fitted from the 911 Turbo, and an upgrade to the throttle bodies and linkages. Additionally, it is important to note that the car retains its original engine but is fitted with a replacement gearbox of the correct type.
Still residing in California today, the 911 E presents wonderfully throughout, a testament to the quality of its restoration. It would surely be a lovely example to drive and enjoy, thanks to its vibrant original color and the recent mechanical updates.