1970 Porsche 911E Targa

  • Condition: New
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 911
  • SubModel: E Targa
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 75,000
  • Color: Irish Green (originally, now black)
  • Engine size: 2.2 MFI
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: Cassette Player, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Interested? Contact seller!

1970 Porsche 911 E Targa Description

Photos to follow. The batteries are dead so I've ordered two lightweight AGM batteries and will get the car out of storage once they are fitted, and take lots of photos. Here is a photo of the engine when I was changing the air filter, oil, and oil filter, original seat and steering wheel.
This is a German sold, originally Irish Green 911E, that was bought new by an RCAF officer on 18th December 1969 in Lahr, Germany. I have the original German Pflegpass and a COA. The car was brought to Ottawa and later sold to CanAm champion Horst Kroll. It was then was owned by two Porsche enthusiasts and the second of these two friends restored the car in 1989 when it was 20 years old and had done 100k km. While it was being painted (black) the owner had the engine rebuilt by Auguste Lecourt. The engine looks and feels newly rebuilt and the performance is astonishing (the crescendo of power from 4-7000rpm beats anything from the 60's-70's I've driven.) The next owner had the car for 15 years and he works in Europe so only used the car on holidays back home in Ontario.
I bought the car just over two years ago and have only driven it a few times each year just to give it some exercise (and give the kids a thrill.) I had planned to strip the black paint, return it to Irish Green and replace all the rubber (most of the seals are in poor shape.) I have bought the front windscreen seal, door seals, engine firewall insulation (the original old one was falling apart), new horn grills, stainless side mirrors (to replace the later plastic mirrors, and I was going to order new seat covers for the original tan Recaro seats (seams have separated) and carpets (faded and worn.) The car currently has some black 1980's Porsche high-back seats fitted and a Momo steering wheel (the original steering wheel clearly hasn't been used much so is in great shape.) I have the matching black rear seats in case the buyer wants to keep it all black.
Mechanically the car is very sound and is a blast to drive. It has been well looked after and has tools, original date stamped 1969 Fuchs 6x15 wheels in great condition, several books and a fat file of receipts etc. I found the receipt for the dying batteries-- they lasted 9 years-- not bad for Canadian Tire! I'm only selling the car to fund another project and free up one garage space. I can deliver the car to your shipping agent in Montreal or New York for a small fee (fuel plus return ticket.)
I'll put lots of photos online next week and some videos. I have advertised it locally so may pull the listing early if it sells.
Update: I fitted the two Kinetic AGM batteries-- less than half the size of the old flooded lead batteries and less than half the weight (plus 1200 cranking amps!) I made small new brackets and have saved the old ones. I drove the car around the block and gave it a quick wash. Tomorrow I'll get some inside photos and borrow some ramps to photograph underneath.
The paint is ok from a few meters away but up close it has stone chips, scratches (most will polish out.) I have somewhere a photo from the 1989 bare metal respray and it shows two patches on the right side (behind the front wheel and above the back wheel.) These two areas have some unevenness in the paint and I suspect they were not primed and blocked correctly (ok for a driver but for a show car the panels should be replaced or properly repaired.) I'll post more photos somewhere online tomorrow. Here are two videos:https://youtu.be/nvo93AOME3o and https://youtu.be/Kd8TPZHT1Gs(sound isn't great but you get the idea.)
I managed to get a few more photos this evening before it got dark. Interior shows good front floors, evidence of a patch left rear floor, original coating has come off a bit on the rear right floor. The dash has a crack (poorly repaired) from the speaker forward in the usual place and short one behind the speaker. The door panels are good but the door pockets need refurbishment (chrome trim scratched and dented, bungee rubbers dry rotted. Back seats are very good shape. I have the original tan carpets for both back floors and front right (driver's side is missing.) Also have black carpets all round and black back seats if needed. More photos here:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jp19kkr8qxp3ki3/AABwBhC8YAzZNnNy6oL-4alsa?dl=0
I'll get photos of underneath tomorrow.