The 1972-3 2.4 litre 911 models are amongst the most desirable of the early 911s, blending the classic small-bumpered look with the most modern, highest performance fuel-injected engines and the 915 gearbox. The 911 E is the mid-range car. It lacks the very top end power of the 190bhp 911 S, but in most driving situations it feels little different and is usefully less expensive to buy. It therefore makes a very sensible choice for someone seeking a quick classic 911 without having to spend upwards of £70,000 for a nice one.
This matching number example is very unusual indeed, being an original UK right-hand-drive car, but supplied new without a sunroof.
It is in fine shape, to drive probably the best E we have handled recently. It is smooth and powerful, quick-revving and easy to drive either quickly through the lanes or slowly through town. The car has a real flow to its controls, devoid of the snatchiness that can be present in the engine and box and grittiness that can blight the suspension. It positively romps along, the rebuilt engine showing a healthy 178bhp on the dyno sheet and feeling more than likely to push on to indicate Porsche's quoted 138mph top speed.
The body is very solid. It has had very careful attention underneath at one of the country's leading coachworks and is correctly painted rather than heavily undersealed so it is easy to see how good it is. The nearside front wing is beginning to show slight signs of corrosion, but it is far from critical and the car could easily be used as is. Alternatively with this replaced and some time spent on detailing this could be a truly exceptional little car.
The interior is very good indeed. The Recaro sports seats were fitted from new and the whole has been retrimmed in OE material by leading specialists Southbound. The only real criticism here is that the original door pockets are missing. These are an expensive item to replace, but would be dealt with within our Approved price.
This is a massively appealing 2.4 E. Those that know these cars and have seen a number will only need a few minutes looking round and in the driver's seat to appreciate just how good it is.
It comes with a thick service history folder and, like all of our cars, can be bought as it stands, or detailed to perfection with our no-quibble in-house warranty, or somewhere inbetween the two.