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1970 Porsche 911E Beautiful unrestored rust free For Sale

This 911 E was delivered from the Karmann Factory on 17 January 1970 to the Northern Italian Porsche dealer, Delcar now Centro Porsche in Varese. Finished in Burgundy, Colour code 2424, with Beige Leatherette and Corduroy interior. These Italian cars came with clear turn signal lenses with silver surround and are very rare. The car was purchased by an Italian Doctor with 4 kilometres on the odometer on March 3rd 1970. The doctor’s permit badge which was discovered behind the dashboard, confirms the car resided in Varese. The car remained in Italy until June 1985 when it was shipped to Canada and sold by specialist car dealer Caliber Automobiles in Toronto. It was driven very little in the following 4 years whilst in the next owners possession.

Purchased by the next owner in 1989 with 40,000 miles on the odometer, after very careful re-commissioning, including a re-calibration of the MFI system, the car was then enjoyed for around 1,000 miles per year. The car has not been driven in the rain in the 26 years during this period or since. I purchased the car in December 2015 and it arrived in the UK in February, 2016.

The car has never had any rust and never needed any rust repair - even for surface rust. The original Wurth undercoating is still in place. It has never been apart for restoration, so it is a very honest un-restored car. As is clear from the pictures, the underside of the car is in remarkable condition and probably unique for a car of this age. I undertook a full detailed body inspection including paint thickness measurements. This confirmed some newer paint undertaken by the Canadian owner to ‘tidy up’ the bodywork, but the inspection reports that all the car's panels are free from accident or rust repair. The front bonnet where the batteries are located is original and rust free and has only been repainted with rust protection paint (black), again by the previous owner as a preventative measure.

The car has its original interior, which is in excellent condition with all but one of its original corduroy seat panel inserts. This insert is replaced by a material that is a very good match but is slightly darker, however, it will no doubt fade a little in time. The car was delivered with factory equipped deluxe appearance package which includes: velourean carpeting, gold nameplate, aluminium door sills and 9llS rubber moldings, chrome rocker panels. The dash has never had a radio installed. There are absolutely no holes cut in the car for speakers. The notorious speaker area of the dash top is original and crack free. The carpets are original and in excellent condition as is all of the leatherette in the interior. Both front vinyl and cloth seats are in very good damage free condition. No headrests are fitted which is correct for an Italian market 1970 911. The small folding back seats are in very good condition. The door panels are in very good condition but there is some minor damage to the top of the driver's side map pocket. The carpet is in very good original condition protected by a period floor mat assembly installed on top of the carpet. The car is also complete with its original tools and jack, wallet, service and handbooks. Included is a folder of receipts detailing the comprehensive mechanical history of the car.

Mechanically the car is in excellent, probably better than new condition, being carefully maintained and driven. The engine serial number is 6201351 and indicates the correct 2.2 litre engine for a 1970 Porsche 911 E which also matches the engine number noted on the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity as being the correct, original engine for the car. The car was delivered with the factory option 911S suspension package which includes 15”x6” Fuchs alloy wheels – exactly correct for this car with factory date stamps. It has had a sympathetic update of the later pressure fed chain tensioners, including new timing chain rails, for reliability and long engine life. The Canadian owner of 26 years maintained the car himself, changing the oil twice every year and acquired all the replacement parts directly from Porsche and going to every extent to keep the car original and at the highest possible standard.

The car has covered less than 1000 miles since its arrival in the UK. I have undertaken a refresh of the mechanicals including shock absorbers, gear selector bushes, new SSI heat exchangers and Porsche silencer. Last year I commissioned an engine rebuild undertaken by SCS Porsche in Devon who are Porsche trained mechanics.

At 50 years old, to have never been restored or repaired, this 911 E has to be seen in the flesh to be believed. It presents some patina confirming its 50 years, but its honesty and complete history is very rare. This is not a car that should be restored but cherished for its originality. Cars like this are becoming much more favoured and it probably represents one of only a handful of unrestored but wonderfully preserved examples, certainly in the UK.

I have hundreds of pictures and detailed reports of the car which you are welcome to, so please don't hesitate to get in contact.
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