This 1970 Porsche 911E Karmann Coupe was purchased new from Catron Porsche of Pomona, California, and remained under the care of its original owner up until 1992 while all maintenance was diligently recorded in an accompanying logbook. It is one of just 667 911E Coupes with bodywork by Karmann for the 1970 model year. The car was acquired by the current owner in 2009 who commenced a full restoration in its original color of Pastel Blue as well as a rebuild of the original fuel-injected 2.2-liter engine with upgraded 911S camshafts. It was also fitted with a pair of GTS Classics sport bucket seats and a set of restored “deep 6” Fuchs alloy wheels. Supported by an original Porsche maintenance booklet confirming a numbers-matching engine and transmission, this restored 1970 911E Coupe is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Ohio.
The 911E was situated in the middle of Porsche’s model range and shares its aluminum engine lid and bumpers with the premium 911S model along with anodized gold rear badging. This 1970 Karmann Coupe underwent a full restoration and was refinished in its rare factory color of Pastel Blue. The seller indicates that the restoration used only genuine Porsche replacement parts where necessary and some metal repair work was performed on the floor pans. The undercarriage was also treated with a protective coating. This 911E rides on a set of restored 15”x6” Fuchs alloy wheels dressed in Pirelli Cintuarto tires (2020). Additional images are provided in the gallery.
The black interior has been restored and fitted with a pair of upgraded GTS Classics sport bucket seats with houndstooth cloth centers as well as reproduction door pockets. Accessories include a leather-wrapped four-spoke steering wheel, aluminum door sills, pop-out rear quarter windows, 3-point seatbelts, a heater, and a Blaupunkt AM/FM radio. The seller indicates the VDO quartz clock and radio are currently inoperable, a small tear is present on the driver’s seat bottom, and the resorted original door panels show some signs of age. The original seats are also included in the sale.
Power comes from an air-cooled and fuel-injected 2.2-liter flat-six engine which was rebuilt during the restoration and upgraded with 911S camshafts. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 5-speed 911/01 manual transaxle. The seller notes the engine and transmission serial numbers are consistent with the car’s original dealer maintenance record and the original owner kept a logbook of all oil changes, repairs, and fuel fill-ups performed up until 1992.
This sale will include the original owner’s manuals, a toolkit, a spare tire, the original seats, a collection of service records, and a clean title.
The seller would like you to know: "This car has been meticulously maintained since it first left the dealership in 1969. Today, it has the same character that it did on the day it was sold new. This is a rare example in a stunning color. Whoever is lucky to become the third owner will possess a truly important piece of Porsche history.”
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