Porsche 1970 911E Coupe, Signal Orange with original engine & MFI

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Technical specifications

Type:non sunroof Coupe
Color:Signal Orange
Interior Color:Black
Engine:2.2E MFI
Number of Cylinders:6
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Documentation and History
I bought this car in Corona, CA about 8-9 years ago. It had been sitting in someone's garage for about 18 years. It was in bad shape. Someone had painted it a dark blue color and that paint was bad, the engine was frozen, the windshield was broken and the interior was shot. Over the course of about 4 years, I had the car painted the original Signal Orange, had Precision Motion rebuild the engine and trans and went though the brakes, fuel system, suspension, etc myself to get the car to where it is today. I have no history from any previous owners. Just lots of receipts for the parts and work I've had done. There aren't many receipts from the engine and trans rebuild because I didn't pay anything for the labor. I used to be a part owner at Precision Motion and was owed a favor.
Glass out (but not a bare metal) repaint to the original Signal Orange color. Only known rust spots are in the driver’s side battery box and a small spot under the left rear seat cushion. The battery box is easily still solid enough to hold the battery safely though. All new window and door seals. New side rocker deco moldings & door mirror (reproduction). No sunroof. Body gaps are overall fair to good. The passenger door makes the classic 911 chime when shutting, but the drivers door does not for whatever reason although the driver’s door shuts very smoothly and easily. CoA from Porsche indicates matching engine number. A previous owner cut speaker holes in the body in the rear seat area. I had a professional welder cut circular pieces of metal in the correct gauge and weld them in. I then undercoated the new pieces in the rear wheel wells to try and hide the welds. It still shows, but the welding job is superb. The only other real drawback is the VIN plate is missing from the “A” pillar. Probably was lost when the headliner was done. The car originally came with 14" Fuchs. I put the Mahle "gasburner" wheels on the car and the spare is a gasburner as well. Currently has 195/65/15 Kuhmo tires with excellent tread remaining. The spare tire is flat. There is a period correct tool kit, but I don't know if it's 100% "correct".
Very good overall condition. Stock and original with German Feintuft Velour carpet kit. The front seats and door panel tops were re-upholstered. The driver’s side seat back release button is loose but still works. Door panels and pockets are all in good shape. Early 70’s Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio works well on FM only. All gauges and the turn signals work as they should. Speedo and clock were reconditioned although the speedo reads about 3mph faster than actual and the clock runs about 5 minutes per week fast. Windows and door locks all operate well. The wipers do not. They have the classic 1970 model year issues. Headliner was replaced but was poorly done. The dash face basket weave is peeling, mostly around the radio and needs to be redone. The straps that hold the rear seat backs in the upright position are missing. There is 1 screw missing from the left rear quarter window hinge. Replacement dash pad has a couple cracks and is the type that doesn’t have a separate speaker cover. Lock cylinders were all rekeyed to match. Car comes with 2 red keys and 2 black ones.
Front - new Koni inserts in freshly orange powder coated housings. New ball joints, turbo tie rods, control arm bushings and wheel bearings. Control arms were powder coated and an OEM front sway bar was added. The car has not had an alignment since the most recent work was done, so it needs that, but still drives pretty straight as is.
Rear - new Koni shocks and spring plate bushings.
Rebuilt aluminum “S” front calipers by PMB Performance and rebuilt rear “M” calipers. New master cylinder, rubber brake hoses, pads and rotors all around. Rebuild pedal cluster. The car stops very well.
Matching numbers 2.2E MFI engine professionally rebuilt by Precision Motion in Riverside. Machine work on heads and case done by Ollies machine shop including oil by-pass mod and the addition of piston squirters. Carrera tensioners and new oil lines. Good oil pressure registered on gauge at all times. The car runs and drives really well. It pulls strong throughout the RPM range and all the way to red line. It starts fairly easily at any temperature. The engine smokes on cold start-up a bit when it hasn’t been driven in a couple weeks, but very little when driven often. It does leak a very small amount of oil.
Original 901 pull type 5-speed transmission rebuilt by Precision Motion as well. It shifts nicely into all gears without grinding. Car does have a little clutch chatter when using reverse and occasionally when using 1st gear. New clutch, Swepco 201 gear oil and all new shift bushings. I completely disassembled the axles, regreased the CV’s and installed 4 new CV boots.
Fuel system/MFI
All rubber fuel lines were replaced and the fuel tank was professionally cleaned. Original MFI system retained and works well. The MFI pump was rebuilt by Fairchild and the throttle bodies were refurbished by PartsKlassik. I’ve tuned the MFI to the best of my ability. It gets about 16 MPG around town. Car idles a little on the high side at about 1150 -1200 RPM. I haven’t solved that yet.
New H4 headlights, new high torque starter, new turn signal switch, new oil tank sending unit, twin Interstate batteries. Everything works as it should except for the rear window defrost and the windshield wipers as mentioned above. The horns are an aftermarket replacement set similar to what would be OE.
Disclaimers & Misc
I've owned this car about 8-9 years now. The car performs very well overall and is a blast to drive. I have no idea how many miles are on the chassis. The odometer reads 51543 but even if that’s remotely accurate, I suspect it’s rolled over once. Most of the new parts and work mentioned above was done about 4 years ago but I’ve only put less than 10k miles since. The MFI, oil tank sending unit, front control arm bushings and front sway bar addition are more recent; about 10 months ago. Engine oil was just changed on 8/10/14 using Brad Penn 20/50. I consider the car to be highly reliable and would not be afraid to drive it anywhere. It shows really well and gets a lot of attention whenever I drive it, but it is by no means a show car and to be honest, it looks better in the pics than in person. Overall, it’s a fantastic classic Porsche in great shape considering it’s 44 years old. I really don't want to sell it but have recently moved and would like to do some improvements to our new home. I strongly feel these cars will continue to climb in value and this car will be a 6 figure car someday even if left as is.
I would welcome and even suggest a PPI (at your cost). I've described the car to the best of my knowledge and ability. There is no warranty whatsoever expressed or implied. Car is sold as is and where is. Buyer to arrange transportation/pick-up after funds are verified/cleared. Wire transfer payment only unless previously agreed to and arranged. $1000 down payment due within 48 hours of auction close.
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