1970 Porsche 911 E Coupe

1-Family Owned for 27-Years

SoCal Porsche from New

Rare and Great Original Color

 

Stock #0836

VIN: 9110200220

ENG# 6201084 (911/01)

TRN# 7105413

Numbers Matching

800 Miles on recent Top End Engine Rebuild

34,000 Miles on Full Engine Rebuild

68,800 Miles on Odometer (168,800 on chassis)

  • Conda Green (26) on Black Leatherette (11)
  • 5-Speed Manual Transmission (901)
  • Clean and Clear California title
  • Straight and Dry Chassis
  • 3-SoCal Owners from New
  • Original Sales Window Sticker and Maintenance Book
  • Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
  • Early S Registry and R Gruppe Member Owned

Offered at $129,990

In 1970, Porsche introduced the all-new 2.2L engine for its 911 lineup. This unique motor was only offered in 911s for 2-years. Many claimed these were the best air-cooled motors for a production 911. The 2.2L motors were said to be the last ones directly connected to Porsche’s race program. Porsche specialists consider these as the true enthusiast cars. In particular, the MFI E and S motors produced a unique signature howl at higher RPMS that have created a cult status among collectors. In fact, there is even a special club that celebrates the 2.2L 911s. Whereas, there are no clubs for the 2.0L or 2.4L cars. These were the last of the pure 911s. Afterwards, Porsche production was limited by costs, government restrictions, and other influences. Experts place an E much closer to the S models. From a performance perspective, they are not much different. People who own E’s absolutely love them.

This 911E was built in December of 1969 and sold new by Estes Zipper Porsche/Audi of Beverly Hills, California on February 18th, 1970. The first owner was a well-recognized music composer of film and radio scores. He kept the car until he passed away in 1989 after sadly loosing his battle with cancer. The current owner’s father-in-law was a jazz trumpet player, lyricist, and composer. He was a close friend with the original owner as they worked together. He had always admired this Conda green 911 E and after his friend’s passing, he asked the original owner’s daughter if he could purchase it. For the next 17-years, he enjoyed the car until his passing in 2006. At this point, the current owner (son-in-law) purchased the car.

All three owners obviously loved this car and were passionate about its care. Most services have been documented from day 1. Besides biannual services at the dealer or qualified independent shop, the first owner had major services performed at all of the correct intervals. In the early 80’s, this owner moved to Washington State and brought the car with him. Shortly after moving there, he got caught in a rainstorm and slid off the road into the shoulder. The damage was light on the front right fender, wheel well, and door. It was properly repaired and noted to be fairly minor. The repairs are carefully documented. Besides normal services, this owner also replaced the clutch and had the motor resealed. Furthermore, in 1978 with 56k-miles on the car, the original owner properly converted the hydropneumatic front suspension to a factory 911S setup. Factory aluminum S brakes were used as well as Koni strut inserts. All the work was done by Beverly Hills Foreign Car Centre. This is an expensive job and cost $1,200 back in the day. That’s the equivalent of $6,000 in today’s money.

When the 2nd owner purchased the car in the late 80’s, it had about 100k-miles on the clock. He brought the car back down to Southern California and began his nearly 2-decade ownership affair. The first major work was performed in 1990 right at 100k-miles. He had the transmission completely rebuilt, overhauled the brake system, and rebuilt the pedal assembly. The total cost was over $4k at the time. This owner then continued the same regular service regimen, as had the original owner.

In 2000/134k-miles, the current owner (son-in-law) had just pulled up to the owner’s house in a pristine ’73 911 S. This inspired the 2nd owner to clean up this Conda green 911. So, the car went out to a local shop for a repaint (the original paint was looking a bit tired) and at the same time, he had the drivetrain pulled and engine rebuilt. He had always used the famed shop, Aurel & Don’s of North Hollywood. This shop has been a cornerstone of the air-cooled Porsche independent shop community. They have done work on many of the great collector’s cars including Jerry Seinfeld’s.

Highlights of the engine build included:

  • Mahle factory “S” pistons and cylinders
  • Replaced all bearings
  • Valve job
  • Chain tensioner update kit
  • Oil hoses and lines
  • All new gaskets
  • Replaced timing chains, sprockets, guides, and rocker arms
  • Stainless steel heat exchangers
  • Clutch kit/machine flywheel
  • Replace factory oil cooler

Further work done during this refurbishment included:

  • Repaint the whole car
  • New front seat covers and door cards
  • Replaced carpet
  • New dash
  • Replaced rubber seals as needed

Aurel & Don’s did most of the reassembly after paint. In total, over $32,000 was invested. In today’s dollars, this would be equivalent to nearly $50,000.

The son-in-law/current owner purchased the car in 2006 with 153k-miles. He is a longtime Early S Registry and R Gruppe member who is very active in the local early long hood 911 scene. He continued the same excellent care to the car and over the past decade/15k-miles performed the following significant services:

  • Install European H4 headlights
  • Replaced deco trim all the way around
  • Sourced factory deep 6×15 wheels/refurbished by Harvey Weidman
  • Refurbished the suspension by Steve Alarcon with Johnson’s Alignment
  • New front correct Koni strut inserts and rear Bilstein shocks
  • Replaced transmission mounts
  • Shifter bushings
  • Turbo tie rods
  • Wheel bearings
  • Installed front and rear swaybars
  • Installed period correct retractable front seatbelts (including rear panels)
  • Front suspension pan replaced and refurbished fuel tank by John Esposito
  • Elephant Racing front strut brace
  • Installed correct Haargarn carpet
  • 380mm RS leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Reconditioned pedal cluster
  • Rebuilt throttle bodies by Aaron Burnham
  • Replaced transmission mounts
  • Rebuild clock/convert to quartz movement
  • Replaced all 4-door pockets

Furthermore, he just had the top end of the engine rebuilt by Richard Dick of Air Cooled including all engine components properly cad plated or powder coated including fresh engine bay decals from Canford Classics. During the top end rebuild, three pistons were replaced as well as the MFI pump rebuilt and tuned. In total, the current owner has invested over $35,000 making sure this 911 E was always a great turnkey/ready to use example.

This 2.2L E is in excellent condition and clearly shows the careful ownership throughout its life. It was obviously never neglected, always driven, and properly maintained. The paint looks great for an older paint job. It was a decent quality job for the time. There are a few areas on the driver door where the paint is checking, but it is nearly impossible to see unless you are in the right light and a few inches away from the paint. There are minimal blemishes and we’ve tried to point out anything significant in the pics. The glass looks fantastic, as does the brightwork. The deep sixes have no curb rash and are wrapped in correct size (185/70 – 15) OEM specification Pirelli tires. The tires have more than half-life remaining as they were installed a few years ago/less than 3k-miles. The brakes have more than 50% life remaining.

The interior is equally as nice with minimal signs of wear. The seats, carpet, door panels, and dash all look fresh. The headliner appears to be original and in great shape as well with no tears. The sun visors are also original with hardly any puffing and just some pinch marks on the passenger side from years of hanging a mirror or garage door opener. The original kneepad has the slightest of cracks (see pic). All the gauges operate properly including the clock. All the buttons, switches, knobs, lights, and heat all work, as they should.

From a driving perspective, this E drives fantastic and does everything it should. It starts easily and has a smooth idle. The power feels great with no hesitation. The gearbox shifts smoothly with no grinding or slipping. The clutch engages perfectly. The brakes have excellent bite with zero fade. Even on some of the bumpiest of roads, this 911 tracks straight and has excellent driver feedback/steering response. This 911 would be ideal for any vintage touring events, your local weekend Cars & Coffee, or even display at local shows. Plus, Conda green is a unique, rare, and desirable color. To find an original and sorted California 2.2 Conda Green 911 E is extremely difficult.

This example is serviced, fresh, and ready to be used as a turnkey experience.

California registration is paid through November of 2017.

This 911 E includes the original owner’s manual with cover, factory maintenance booklet, original dealer window sales sticker, most receipts organized from new, original spare wheel/tire, extra keys, Porsche COA, and tool kit.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or paul@autokennel.com

This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, written or implied. In some cases, the vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $65 document fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge, the above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand new vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition.

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