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1973 RHD Porsche 911 2.4E
1973 RHD Porsche 911 2.4E
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1973 RHD Porsche 911 2.4E For Sale

In-brief
Make & Model:
Porsche 911
Variant:
2.4E
Model Year:
1973
Configuration:
RHD
Mileage:
16837
Colour:
Light Ivory
Transmission:
Manual
Displacement:
2.4
Highlights:
Fully Restored
Price

£160,000

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Description

Following the successful launch of the original 911 in 1964, Porsche revised the cars considerably from 1969 with a new longer wheel base and a new model line up.

The new 911E was designed to be the more comfortable and drivable of the 911 range fitting in between the 911T (Touring) and the 911S (Super). The designation ‘E’ came from the German for injection: einspritzung. The mechanical fuel injection system (MFI) was used on the 911E and the 911S and developed jointly between Bosch and Porsche. The benefits were better power and drivability with a cleaner running engine. In 1973 for the final series, the engine was now 2.4 litres and, in the E, now produced 165BHP, the rest of the specification was very similar to the 911S. Whilst the S had the headline grabbing 190BHP at 6,500 RPM, the torque was actually only 10NM more than the E and this was not achieved until a high 5,200RPM meaning it had to be worked hard at all times to extract  this extra power. The E in contrast was producing its maximum torque some 800RPM earlier, making it the far easier car to drive briskly in most situations and certainly the more useable car to use in the real world today.

RHD UK supplied examples are a rare commodity, however we are very pleased to be able to offer another example for sale. It was supplied by Rob Walker in 1973 and registered in September of that year on the registration number NWS469M, making it one of the very last to be road registered in the UK before October deliveries of the all-new impact bumper G Series models arrived. 

Finished in light ivory with a black interior, the specification included the following desirable factory options:

  • 400: Fuchs 6”x15” forged alloy wheels
  • 404: 15mm stabilizers front and rear
  • 409: Recaro sports seats with pepita inserts
  • 423: Outside mirror for drivers’ side
  • 425: Rear wiper
  • 470: Comfort equipment
  • 568: Coloured windows
  • 650: Electric sunroof
  • 651: Power windows

Not only does it retain its original engine but is still registered on NWS469M and presented in the original specification and colours that it left the factory with over 50 years ago.

It stayed in the UK until 1986 when its owner at the time took it with him to New Zealand where it acquired a New Zealand registration number MT7782.

By 1990 it had changed hands again and was converted into a rally car by Porsche Specialist Forward Garage based in Panmure, Auckland and campaigned successfully until 1995 when it was parked up in dry storage until 2004 where it changed hands again.  In 2009 it was purchased again by a Mr Hugill, who embarked on a full bare metal restoration. 

By 2013 it had still not been completed and was advertised on Die Deutschen Klassiker (DDK) the well know Classic Porsche Forum as a rolling project and that is when the current owner stepped in and purchased the car.

Repatriation to the UK was a smooth process, however getting the car registered with DVLA was long and protracted, but persistence paid off in the end, with the reassignment of its original UK registration mark from 1973 in 2015. 

And it’s the current owner we would like to talk about for a moment, he is an absolute stickler for detail and having consulted some experts in the industry, concluded that for this car to meet his standards, he would pretty much have to start the restoration process again here in the UK.

To ensure that everything met those standards, he personally project managed the whole restoration carrying out extensive research to make sure all the important details were not overlooked. Acquiring the complete parts list from Porsche for the car enabled him to accurately source the correct parts required during the restoration, whilst familiar and trusted names in the UK classic Porsche scene were used for their respective skills, including Barry Carter for the meticulous shell restoration, Nick Fulljames of Redtek for the engine and transmission, Nick Moss of Early 911 for the correctly restored Fuchs and Classic FX for the interior. As you would expect this has been meticulously recorded and is available for viewing with the car at our premises in Little Maplestead. 

Our Thoughts

Over our 30 years in the classic Porsche business, we have dealt with literally thousands of 911s from the 60s, 70s and 80s and witnessed many mediocre restorations, so its always a nice when a good one rocks up, and this is a good one. An increasingly rare opportunity to acquire a well restored matching number car in its original specification, the fact that it is also RHD is the icing on the cake.

For the full journey of the restoration and the most recent ownership, please see below the current owners extensive DDK thread. 

https://www.ddk-online.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=48230

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