We are pleased to present this 1971 Porsche 911E finished in Burgundy Red over a tan leatherette interior. The fuel-injected 911E replaced the 911L luxury model in 1969 and was produced up until 1973. The 911E was equipped as standard with ventilated brake discs and aluminum calipers, as well as the Comfort Package which added velour carpeting, a leather-covered steering wheel, rubber trim strips, and chrome accents. This 1971 example was factory equipped with air conditioning, tinted glass, stabilizer bars, and has been upgraded with Carrera chain tensioners and 911S pistons, cylinders, and suspension components. Having recently undergone a full transmission rebuild, this 911E is now being offered by its seller out of New York accompanied by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
This 911E is said to have been completely refinished in its original shade of Burgundy Red under prior ownership in 1997 along with the installation of a new front windshield, rear glass, and some rust repairs in the fenders and headlight buckets. The hood and left front fender were refinished once again in November of 2020. The finish is described to be well presented with some signs of patina, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery. The car features a single driver-side mirror, Euro-style headlight bezels, chrome bumper bars front and rear, and 15″ Fuchs dressed in Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS tires.
The cabin is trimmed in tan leatherette with matching door panels and carpets. The headliner is said to have been replaced in 1997 and the air-conditioning system was overhauled with an upgraded compressor, evaporators, condensers, and coolant lines in 2015. The driver is supplied with a leather-covered steering wheel and a Roadstar AM/FM/cassette radio.
Power comes from a mechanically fuel-injected 2.2L 911/01 flat-six engine that produces up to 155 HP and 141 lb.-ft of torque stock. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 5-speed manual transaxle which was fully rebuilt within the last month. The cylinder heads are said to have been rebuilt in 2015 at 72k miles during which time upgraded 911S pistons and cylinders were also installed along with oil-fed Carrera chain tensioners and an MSD ignition. 911S front suspension components are also said to have been fitted in addition to Turbo tie rods.
This sale will include a toolkit, spare tire, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and a clean title. For any enthusiast in the market for a classic long-hood 911, this 1971 911E Coupe is not to be overlooked.