The 911E is a German sports car manufactured by Porsche since 1964. Our Targa variant is a convertible.
Model: 911E Targa
Year of manufacture: 1973
Manufacturer: Porsche AG Stuttgart
Engine: boxer, 6-cylinder
Transmission: manual, 4 gears
Wheels: cast alloy
Interior: black, leather, fabric
- Number of seats: 2
Porsche 911E 1973
State: Project in preparation – Full Restoration
The original Porsche 911 (pronounced nine eleven, German: Neunelfer) is a luxury sports car made by Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany. The famous, distinctive, and durable design was introduced in autumn 1963 and built through 1989. It was succeeded by a modified version, internally referred to as Porsche 964 but still sold as Porsche 911, as are current models.
Mechanically, the 911 was notable for being rear engined and air-cooled. From its inception, the 911 was modified both by private teams and the factory itself for racing, rallying and other types of automotive competition. The original 911 series is often cited as the most successful competition car ever, especially when its variations are included, mainly the powerful 911-derived 935which won 24 Hours of Le Mans and other major sports cars races outright against prototypes.
PORSCHE 911 BELONGS TO MOST POPULAR SPORT CARS IN A WORLD
he 1972–1973 model years consisted of the same models of 911 the entry level T, the midrange E and the top of the line S. However, all models got a new, larger 2,341 cc (2.341 L; 142.9 cu in) engine. This is universally known as the “2.4L” engine, despite its displacement being closer to 2.3 litres perhaps to emphasize the increase over the 2.2 L.
The 911E and 911S used mechanical fuel injection (MFI) in all markets. The 911T was carbureted, except in the United States where it also used MFI, which accounts for the 7 kW (9 hp) power difference between the two.
With the power and torque increases, the 2.4 L cars also got a newer, stronger transmission
We came across this Porsche in sunny California.
Like every model, the E series also has its characteristic details. To that end, in our initial inspection, we noticed that some of the parts on this car had actually been installed from other Porsche models, presumably during previous repairs to the rear of the car. We’ll make sure to address this in our 2022-2023 restoration.
We’re looking forward to bringing this Porsche back to its original beauty!
Gallery DURING RENOVATION
Gallery AFTER RENOVATION