1969 Porsche 911E Targa

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  • One registered Californian keeper from new 
  • Highly original and wonderfully preserved state
  • Runs well after partial engine restoration 
  • 140bhp fuel injected car with desirable five-speed transmission
  • Beautiful Burgundrot with black interior 
  • One of only 858 911E Targas 
  • Complete documentation including the original service book

The Appeal

Here is a real find. It is a one keeper, early 911 that has never been restored and oozes originality. That it is a 911E with the fuel injected, 140bhp Type 901 2litre engine adds to the appeal. Just 858 911E Targas like this one were ever built. 
Recently arrived in Czechia, it presents beautifully in Burgundrot red metallic, 14in Fuchs and a highly preserved black interior. There is even an optional 5spd gearbox and exceptionally rare Coolair air conditioning. 
It is unlikely you’ll easily find another 911E quite like this one. From specification to provenance, this is one not to miss. 

History and Paperwork

  • Sold new in California, USA
  • Only one owner in the USA before export to the Czech Republic
  • Not registered in the Czech Republic yet
  • Complete documentation including the original service book
  • Factory handbooks in good condition
  • VIN confirms this is a factory 911E built in 1969 as a Targa 
  • Only 2,826 Type 901 2litre 911Es were built during its single production year of 1969 
  • Just 858 were Targas of which this car is number 524 

The Condition

  • Highly original and unrested car in pretty Burgundrot metallic burgundy paintwork 
  • Original Burgundrot paint is very well kept with some minor scuffs and cosmetic imperfections
  • Some defects to bonnet which are visible in photographs 
  • Small dent in driver’s side rear wing corner 
  • Engine grille is lightly chipped but not unsightly 
  • These marks are typical of the car’s originality and age 
  • Reported to be free from rust with well presented bodywork particularly to sills and arches
  • Targa model with correct gold badging and well kept removable panel 
  • Like the bodywork the Targa roof has light marks typical of originality and age 
  • Original key and protective piece under the fuel cap reflect the car’s completeness and originality 
  • Fitted with Coolair Miami air conditioning which reportedly works but is currently diconnected
  • Black factory-correct 911E interior in very good condition with few signs of age or wear
  • Black seats front and rear with seatbelts and showing little use 
  • Dashboard appears to be uncracked with good switchgear and original dials 
  • Spare wheel in front boot with jack set
  • Grey carpets through cabin and boot which are generally well kept 
  • Boot carpet is complete and undamaged but shows light staining
Beyond the desirable specification, much of the appeal of this car lies in its highly original condition. It lends it a character and charisma that can often be lacking from restored examples. Reportedly in the hands of a single keeper until its recent arrival in Czechia, its life in sunny California likely explains the beautifully preserved condition. 
The lovely burgundy metallic paintwork adds to the appeal, complementing the 14in Fuchs alloys and brushed aluminium accents of the factory Targa models. A set of correct gold badges neatly detail this well designed car. Look closely and you’ll spot the original antennae for the Blaupunkt radio and the protective flap for filling fuel. The originality inevitably means there are some minor marks and imperfections - visible in the photographs - but none detract from the overall finish. Likely they could be left as is or sympathetically renovated. 
The story continues inside where a highly preserve black cabin retains its factory-correct specification. The only modification is a delightful one - a period Coolair air conditioning system fitted in the USA. This is reported to work correctly but has been disconnected. The interior fittings and trim are in very good condition inside. 

The Mechanics

  • Fuel injected Type 901 2litre 140bhp air cooled engine 
  • Factory correct green top to engine visible in photographs 
  • Dogleg 5spd manual transmission
  • Partial engine restoration and reported to run smoothly and very well 
  • Suspension and brakes reported to operate very well without issues 
The 2litre 911E was only available for one model year - 1969 - which makes these early, sweet-reving 140bhp cars particularly rare. The Targa version is even rarer with just a few hundred built. 
This car mates that popular engine with a desirable 5spd factory-correct gearbox that makes high speed touring more relaxing. We are told that the engine has been partially rebuilt and runs both smoothly and well. It retains its correct green painted finish. 
The vendor advises that the car starts, runs and drives well with good suspension and brakes. 
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Auction Details
  • Year 1969
  • Make Porsche
  • Model 911
  • Colour Dark red
  • Mileage 26,142 Miles
  • Engine size 2000
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Křenovice
  • Country Czechia
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