For the 1972 model year, Porsche once again upgraded its 911 flagship. Built in three versions – T, E, and S – in ascending order of both price and performance, major revisions included an enlarged 2.4-liter engine to gain some of the power lost from compression ratio reductions needed to meet stricter US emissions requirements.
Built for the 1973 model year, this 911 E is finished in Gemini Blue Metallic over black leatherette interior. Well equipped from the factory, optional equipment included “S” instrumentation, forged alloy wheels, front and rear stabilizer bars, wheel well moldings, Becker Europa radio, and tinted glass. This attractive 911 has also been fitted with dealer-installed air-conditioning as well as sporty S brakes and front air dam. A previous owner carried out an engine rebuild, while under current ownership, the 911 has received a glass-out repaint, as well as a rebuild of the ultra-rare Sportomatic transmission. Copies of service and repair orders included with the sale indicate the 911 was serviced regularly under three previous owners in South Dakota. The consignor purchased the 911 E in 2008 with the intention of fixing a few cosmetics and adding the car to his stable of vintage Porsche automobiles.
This wonderful 911 E presents beautifully in Gemini Blue and is supplied with its owner’s manual, jack, spare tire, restoration and service invoices, and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Rare, desirable, and commonly regarded as the best of the 2.4-liter models for road use, this 911 E stands as a very desirable example coming from a fastidious home.