It’s a hard task. Picking out a car to lay a worthy claim to the ‘Classic Car Find of the Week’ title comes with its own challenges – not to mention arguments around the office. But this week, it was a unanimous decision. As this incredible looking 1969 Porsche 911 E, recently sold at auction through RM Sotheby’s for a little over $123k, won us all over.
Where to start. Well, the colour scheme alone is reason enough for this 911 to take the crown. Recently restored in the original, rare and unusual Bahama Yellow – complete with a full black leather interior – the 911 is also unique due to the fact it does not have a sunroof.
Originally marketed by Porsche as the most luxurious and comfortable model in the 911 range, the 911 E slotted right in between the 911 T and 911 S, replacing the one-year-only 911 L. The ‘E’ stood for Einspritzung, German for “injection,” as the 911 E was fitted with mechanical fuel injection, rather than carburetors which could be found in the 911 T and 911 S.
1969 would be the first year for the 911 E, and it remained in production through 1973. This Porsche still retains its original fuel-injected engine, but it has been fitted with a replacement gearbox of the correct type to give it a little extra bite.
Thanks to its vibrant original colour and the recent mechanical updates, the lucky new owner of this 911 E can lay claim to one of the finest classic 991s to drive and enjoy on the road today.