For sale 911 1.gen. 2.2 E Coupé Manual 9110220244

Porsche 911 1.gen. 2.2 E Coupé, 1970 - Primary exterior photo
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Porsche 911 1.gen. 2.2 E Coupé, 1970 - Primary interior photo
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149990 USD

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169,000 km (105,000 mi.)
114 kW
First registration
Not specified
Model year
Drive layout
Rear wheel drive
Left hand drive
Accident history
Guaranteed damage free since new
Technical problem
Full service history
Number of owners
Not known
Wheel size
Regular seats (Leatherette)
Sports exhaust
Entry & Drive
Seat memory
Air suspension
Leather dashboard
Front seat heating
Parking heater
Rear seat heating
Trailer hitch
Heated steering wheel
Cabriolet hardtop
Additional information

1970 Porsche 911 E Coupe
Recent Full Engine Rebuild
Infamous Original Owner
Excellent Documented History

VIN# 911022xxxx
ENG# 620xxxx (911/01)
TRN# 710xxxx (911/01)
Numbers Matching
105,600 Original Miles
4,000 Miles on Full Engine Rebuild
Tangerine (23) on Black Leatherette (11)
5-Speed Manual Transmission (901)
Clean and Clear California Title
Straight and Dry Chassis
Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
2-Owners for over 35-Years

In 1970, Porsche introduced the all-new 2.2L engine for its 911 lineup. This unique motor was only offered in 911s for 2-years. Many claimed these were the best air-cooled motors for a production 911. The 2.2L motors were said to be the last ones directly connected to Porsche’s race program. Porsche specialists consider these as the true enthusiast cars. In particular, the MFI E and S motors produced a unique signature howl at higher RPMs that have created a cult status among collectors. In fact, there is even a special club that celebrates the 2.2L 911s. These were the last of the pure 911s. Afterwards, Porsche production was limited by costs, government restrictions, and other influences. Experts place an E much closer to the S models. From a performance perspective, they are not much different. E’s are the best all-around touring/sporting cars of the long hoods.

This 911 E was built in October of 1969 and sold new on December 24th, 1969 by Carlsen Porsche + Audi of San Francisco, California. It was delivered with the following factory equipment:

Antenna with Loudspeaker
Noise Suppression
US Equipment
Tinted Glass All Around
Comfort package (aka S package)
S deco trim
Aluminum thresholds
S gauges
Leather wrapped steering wheel

This 911 E was delivered new on Christmas Eve to a Mr. Jim Mitchell of San Francisco, California. Jim purchased it as a holiday gift and celebration of the successful opening of the Mitchell brothers O’Farrell Theater, which was built out of an old Pontiac dealer. Besides this adult theater, Jim went on to become recognized for his production of adult films and later killing his brother/partner. Also, Jim and his brother were famously stopped at the U.S. border when coming back from Tijuana. The car was searched thoroughly and no drugs were supposedly found. It is reported that this 911 has shown up in at least one of Mitchell’s films.

Jim got bored with the car and sold it a year later to a PCA (Porsche Club of America) member from Mountain View, California. Mr. Tom J. Milligan, purchased the car from Jim in November of 1970 with 4k-miles. Milligan kept the car for a 15- years and even got the story of its eccentric first owner published in the area newspaper (see pic). In 1974, he moved to Reno, Nevada and took the 911 with him. He sold it in January of 1985 to a Mr. Stephen Adams who also lived in Reno. Adams kept this E for nearly 20-years before selling it to the current San Francisco area resident on April 14th, 2015 with just over 100,000 miles.

Over the years, the problematic hydropneumatic front suspension was replaced with 911 S components including aluminum 911 S front brakes. This was a very expensive job.

In the few years prior to selling this 911 E to the current owner, the car needed some refreshing so the following items were performed by Exact 10 of Northern California:

High quality, glass out, bare metal repaint of the exterior
New rocker and bumper deco trim with rubber
New windshield
New rubber seals throughout
New Michelin XWX correct OEM size tires
Refresh drivetrain by Don Wise of Campbell, California
Disassemble top end of engine
Replace pistons and cylinders (Mahle)
Check and clean cylinder heads and valves
Reseal engine and all new oil hoses
Rebuild MFI pump by Paul Abbott (correct original Bosch 1970 E pump – see pic)
Chain tensioner update
Refinish flywheel/clutch kit
Rebuild engine oil pump
Regrind cams
Disassemble, inspect, clean, and reseal transmission
Rebuild brake calipers
New suspension rubber seals/bushings

The current owner is very meticulous and wanted this 911 E to look and drive as close to perfect as possible. Initially, he had a local Porsche specialist perform a post inspection and the following repairs:

Master cylinder
Flush brakes
Rebuild pedal box
Fuel lines

He found the car to be very straight and dry with no signs of rust or damage. However, there were some concerns about the way the motor ran. So, this owner did research and selected to have Rob King of S-Car-Go in San Rafael perform the necessary work. This shop is a very well respected Porsche specialist in the Northern California area. Highlights of the work performed over the last 4,000-miles include:

Period correct rebuilt Blaupunkt radio (with iPod adapter)
Engine rebuild down to the case:
Deck engine case
Fix head stud inserts
Check line bore
Refinish heads
Recondition rods
Crossdrill, mag and polish crank
Crankshaft repair
Clean/repair oil tank
Oil pump and oil pump shaft
Refinish fan/alternator stand
New bearings
New engine seals
ARP head studs
Valve job
Turbo tie rods
15x6 Deep Six Fuchs (restored by Harvey Weidman)
380mm 911 RS steering wheel (recovered in leather)
Clear bra entire front end of car (front fenders, hood, and bumper)
Rare H1 headlights (original sugar scoops included – see pic)

In total, the current owner recently invested nearly $30,000 bringing this 911 E to the next level. His work was rewarded with a podium finish at the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance in 2015. This is the longest running Concours in the country.

After a thousand miles of driving, the car went back to S-Car-Go for a valve adjustment, inspection, and oil service. Everything was fine. They performed a compression and leakdown test as well. The results were exceptional for a freshly built motor:

1) 155 – 1% 2) 155 – 0% 3) 155 – 0% 4) 155 – 0% 5) 160 – 1% 6) 160 – 1%

This 911 E looks stunning. The tangerine paint has a wonderful glow to it. There are minimal signs of wear thanks to the clear bra. There are a few minor flaws on the clear bra. The glass is in great shape. All of it is original except the windshield. The Deep-6 wheels are perfect with no rashes or discoloration and they are properly refinished by the best restorer in the country. They are wearing period correct Michelin tires with near full tread. The brakes are also near new with no lips on the rotors. All the brightwork and trim are in excellent condition. All the exterior lights work properly.

The interior is equally as nice. The original seats show no visible signs of wear. The driver seat is a bit soft when you sit into it. The original rear seats of course look unused. There is a pair of period leather luggage straps installed. The headliner was replaced and looks fresh. The carpet is original and in very good shape with some signs of wear on the driver floor mat and exit threshold. The door panels are mostly original as well with the exception of the front pockets. The rear pockets are not sagging or warped. The dash is in exceptional condition with no cracks and no warping of the speaker grill. All the gauges work including the clock. The radio, horn, and heat also work. All the interior lights work.

The underside is in just as nice condition as the top. The original floors were scrubbed clean while also preserving their original finish. They have no dents, rust, or signs of damage and still wear some of its factory protective coating. The suspension components have all been powdercoated and the factory hardware has been cadmium plated. All hoses, lines, and bushings have been replaced as has most suspension components.

This 911 E drives very nice and has that wonderful MFI 2.2L sound in the higher RPM range. The power is quite strong with excellent throttle response. There is no hesitation or popping from the MFI. The handling feels precise with excellent turn in and it tracks straight. The brakes have a nice positive pedal feel and scrub speed with confidence. There is no fading or pulling. The 901 gearbox shifts smoothly with no grinding and is very precise. This turnkey example would be ideal for fun vintage touring events, weekend cruising, or even showing.

California registration is current through April of 2019.

This 911 E comes with the Certificate of Authenticity, original owner’s manual, original maintenance record booklet, immaculate/near perfect original toolkit, jack, original 14” spare, original 14” Fuchs wheels w/tires (4 qty), original sealed beam headlight assemblies, original leather wrapped steering wheel, two car covers (indoor and outdoor), set of Cocomats®, fire extinguisher, leather luggage straps, and early history documentation.

*Note: VIN and other numbers withheld to protect against fraud. All numbers including VIN, Engine, and color will be provided to serious buyers.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or

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We appreciate the countless calls from brokers and dealers. As much as we would love to quickly "wholesale" this car to industry partners so they can make a quick profit, the car is on consignment (as are all of our offerings) and the owners have the final say.

If you have actually taken the time to read this far in our detailed description, I can't imagine there are any questions you may have. However, if there is something I missed or you would prefer to hear the warm sound of a human voice (mine) reiterating the research I've provided above, I would be happy to help.

If you put our company name in Google (Autokennel) you will see that we have been a long time part of the Porsche community and have worked extremely hard to earn the positive reputation you will find. Feel free to reach out to our local PCA chapter ( and the board members are familiar with us. Most in the club have known us for most of our 25-year membership involvement. Of course, if you would like more references, you will find countless testimonials on our website as well.

This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, written or implied. In some cases, the vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $65 document fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge, the above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand-new vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition. For payment, we accept bank transfer, cashier’s check, or cash. Check’s take up to 10-business days to clear. Vehicle and title will be held until all funds are cleared and verified. Bank transfers usually only take 24 hours.

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1974 Charle St., COSTA MESA, California, 92627, United States
Seller member since 2016

1974 Charle St., COSTA MESA, California, 92627, United States

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