Up for auction is this custom 1971 Porsche 911E “Speedster” finished in Metallic Grey over a black interior with Pepita cloth upholstered seats. Beginning as a standard 911E Targa, this 1971 example was transformed into a one-off roadster inspired by Porsche’s iconic 356 Speedster with custom body styling, a Supertec 2.4 L flat-six engine, an upgraded suspension, and a 356-inspired interior. A truly unique build unlike any other 911 on the road, this beautifully executed 911 Speedster is now being offered by its seller in Florida with a clean title.
Under previous ownership, this 911E was outfitted with steel fender flares, fiberglass bumpers, a center-fill hood, a Speedster-style rear panel, and a shortened Speedster windshield. Other features include roll hoops behind the front seats, a removable fiberglass tonneau cover, and shaved door handles. The Metallic Grey paint is said to be in good condition with only minor paint chips, and some rust repair was reportedly carried out during the build process along with the replacement of the floor panels (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery). This 911 rides on 17” Fuchs-style wheels dressed in Yokohama Advan Neova tires.
Inside, this example features later-model Porsche 911 bucket seats that have been custom upholstered in black vinyl with Pepita cloth inserts. Other details include a wood-rimmed Moto-Lita steering wheel, Coco floormats, custom hollow door panels, silver seatbelts, and a Rennline brushed metal dashboard with a custom 356-style instrument cluster featuring a GPS speedometer. The digital odometer currently shows approximately 2k miles, and the seller confirms all gauges and accessories to be working properly including heater vents located under the dashboard. The true mileage on the chassis remains unknown.
The 2.2L flat-six engine in this 911E was brought to Supertec in California during the mid-2000s to undergo a custom rebuild at a cost of over $12k. The engine displacement was increased to 2.4 L and the following upgrades were installed for a claimed output of over 180 HP:
The rear wheels are driven by a 901 5-speed manual gearbox which was reportedly rebuilt and resealed in 2019. The suspension has also been upgraded with Bilstein shocks and Tarrett sway bars. A major service was performed within the last 100 miles including an oil change, carburetor tune-up, and wheel alignment. This Speedster is said to be in excellent mechanical order, please see the photo gallery for images of the underside and engine build details.
This sale will include 1 key, a toolkit, a spare Fuchs-style wheel, some service invoice, and a clean title. Showcasing custom Speedster styling and an upgraded 2.4 L engine, this one-of-a-kind 911E is sure to catch the attention of any classic Porsche enthusiast.