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This 911 E is a distinctive example of the potent 911 variant that emerged in Porsche’s lineup in 1969. The 911 E’s performance closely followed the 911 S, and it was dubbed the “secret weapon from Zuffenhausen.” The E designation stood for Einspritzung, German for “injection,” noting its Bosch mechanical fuel injection.
This 911 E Targa was ordered new by the consignor’s father, a prominent architect and urban planner from Mexico City, who had already owned several Porsches and had a collection of specialty automobiles. He purchased the 911 from Inter-Continental Motors Corporation of San Antonio, Texas in Light Ivory with Red leatherette and it arrived in December 1969. Just two options were selected, tinted glass and a Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio, although there was an error and it showed up with a Becker Mexico cassette radio instead. In January 1970, the Targa was shipped from San Antonio to the consignor’s home in Mexico City. The Targa remained in Mexico for the next 35 years until 2005, when the family relocated to Southern California and brought the car with them. At this time, they decided to freshen it with a repaint and the interior was partially refurbished by Thomas Interiors, which included new seat covers and attention to other areas. According to the consignor, the car’s mileage of under 17,000 is original, as is its engine.
This Porsche is sold with a file of original records, as well as a tool kit, jack, books, manuals, warranty card, and other Porsche delivery documents that accompanied the car when it was sold new. This is a rare opportunity to purchase an early 911 that has remained in original ownership for over five decades.