This beautiful, light and nimble 911 represents a period during which Porsche was rising to the pinnacle of sports car racing and was celebrating its success by offering a thrilling palette of bright colours, with the intention of making its presence known to all.
The 911 E was originally fitted with a self-levelling hydro-pneumatic front suspension, but it became common practice for owners of these cars to seek improved handling and replace the front struts with those from a 911 S, and that is the case with this car, which also received a 911 S front anti-roll bar. These upgrades are widely accepted within the Porsche community; relatively few of these cars retain their original hydro-pneumatic systems. Inside, there is Porsche’s first use of a steering-column ignition lock, and the exterior door handles were revised to better protect against inadvertent opening in an accident. Large disc brakes all around were up to handling the car’s near 140 mph capability.
RM Sotheby's will be offering this example at their upcoming Motor City auction on the 30th July. For more information on this and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photo Credit: Darin Schnabel ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's