|Engine #||620 1010|
|Mileage||156,000 purchase date, now 172,500|
|Comments||July 2005 Just purchased this very well-sorted 1970 911E Karmann Coupe|
Purchased from Navy fighter pilot Chris Powell
Leaf green, orig Irish green
Mr. Powell did extensive work to the MFI system, polished deep 6's from Al Reed, front S steel valence & deco trim, Prototipo wheel, Blaupunkt Frankfurt, front S sway bar & numerous upgrades. 7,000 miles on rebuilt 2.2 engine, 901 transmission. Decklid sports a one of 2.2 grille badge.
Recently had the MFI dialed in, was running too rich
Car lowered to Euro specs, 21/26 Torsion bars, turbo tie-rod ends, new ball joints, all new bushings front/rear.
Swepco,new shifter bushings, braided brake lines & super blue. Aligned & corner balanced. New Coco mats.
Lots of detailing & undercarriage cleaning too.
Bought a Deep6 Fuch wheel which is being restored to replace the old steel wheel that is a spare.
WOW, what a difference all the modifications have made !!!
Car is a blast to drive. Iam beginning to understand the
allure of the early 911 !
December 2005 update: Had the car wet sanded to remove some orange peel in the paint. Huge improvement, took it from a 5 to an 8 on the paint scale !
Ordered a pair of RS sport seats from Peter Zwinakis
at http://www.vintageseats.com/ I will post some new
pictures after the install.
Feb 2006 update: RS style seats are installed & a great
addition to my car.
April 2006 update: Harvey Weidman of Weidman's Wheels
Made me some 7R replica wheels. Using deep 6 Fuchs as donors. This wheel modification with a 15mm adapter/spacer allows you to run a 7 inch wide rim in the rear with no modifications, retaining the deep6 appearance on the outside.
Installed some Koni shocks/struts & Yokohoma ES100 tires
May 2006: Drove from Colo. to Calif for the RGruppe Treffen. Car ran great, MFI delivered a solid 23-25 mpg running 80-90mph on the trip. Coil & starter(original) died along the way, but thanks to TRE of N Hollywood &
Steve Dejung of Dejung Motorsports in Cotati, CA for getting me back on the road. Incredible drives over to Malibu (see pic of my car & Scott Shores 71E), Santa Barbara, up Hwy 1 to Carmel, Golden Gate Bridge etc..
Nothing quite like cruising the backroads w/ 150 other early 911 hot-rods ! Return trip drove 1225 miles in 15 hours, thank you Dr. Porsche,...there is no substitute !
December 2006 : My 911E continues to amaze me. What a great car, so much fun to drive, 2.2 loves to rev !
The 1st annual 911E Registry Tour de Colorado was held this past July in Durango, CO. Awesome event w/ great people, roads & cars. Check this site for 2007 info.
Winter projects will be replacing the cracked dash w/ the restored dash, and installing all new window/squeegee rubber around the door glass.
Car will be making another trip this spring out to California for the annual Rgruppe Treffen !!!
July 2007 : All the winter projects have been completed.
Cracked dash was replaced, all new window squeegee/felt seals. Installed a NOS black Bosch coil, new Beru plug wires, & Bosch W5DC plugs. Replaced fuel tank w/ repro galvanzized tank, Wurth coated for a factory appearance.
Removed all 4 guages & clock, had North Hollywood Speedo restore guages & update the clock to quartz timing. Huge improvement in the look of the dash w/ everything restored!
Drove the car out to the west coast in May for the RGruppe Treffen in San Luis Obispo. Another great event & the car ran flawlessly the entire 2800 mile trip.
2nd annual Tour de Colorado just wrapped up in Durango
July 20-22, 2007. Great turnout of early cars. Epic scenery & incredible drives. Drive your E out to Colorado next year, you will have the Porsche time of your life !
Sept. 2009 : 4 years have passed since I bought this awesome car ! Drove out to Cambria, CA in May 2009 for the 10th annual RGruppe Treffen. Nothing better than driving up the CA coast & hammering the back roads with you early car friends. Car runs great @ sea level...feels like an S.
Newest upgrade is a oil cooler. Carrera cooler, factory Thermostat and Elephant "finned" oil cooler lines. A bit overkill for a 2.2 engine, but I now will never worry about crossing the Mohave Desert fretting about oil temperature. Highly recommend this upgrade !
Thanks to webmeister/911E guru Scott Shores for such a great site !