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1972 Porsche 911 E 2.4 Coupé

The Porsche 911E was the mid-range option in the E-series and F-series 911s. It benefited from the larger 2.4 engine which used a longer stroke for a total displacement of 2341 cc. 1972 Porsche 911Es had steel wheels for 1972 that were upgraded in 1973 to a 6Jx15 alloy wheel by ATS.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at Stuttgart, Germany
engine Flat-6 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Rear Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain Chain-Driven SOHC
fuel feed Mechincal Injection
displacement 2341 cc / 142.86 in³
compression 8.0:1
power 123.0 kw / 165 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output 70.48 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 157.14 bhp per tonne
torque 206 nm / 151.9 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels Rear Engine / RWD
wheel type Aluminum Alloy
front tires 185/70-15 Michelin
rear tires 185/70-15 Michelin
front brakes Vented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
rear brakes Vented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
front wheels F 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion
curb weight 1050 kg / 2315 lbs
wheelbase 2271 mm / 89.4 in
front track 1372 mm / 54.0 in
rear track 1354 mm / 53.3 in
length 4127 mm / 162.5 in
width 1610 mm / 63.4 in
height 1321 mm / 52.0 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.091:1, 1.778:1, 1.217:1, 0.926:1, 0.759:1
final drive 4.428:1

Auction Sales History

1972 Porsche 911 E 2.4 Coupé

1973 Porsche 911E Coupe

The car was delivered new in 1973 to Joseph Schneider Johnson-Bozzani Porsche dealership in Phoenix, Arizona. He kept it until 1984, when it was sold to Stim Kennedy, Denver, Colorado. Kennedy drove it for two years and sold it in 1986 to Tom Reed, also in Denver. Shortly thereafter, Reed sold the 911E to Terry Padgeham, also in Denver. Padgeham kept the yellow for two years and then sold it in 1988 to Mark and Rita Carver, in Parker, Colorado, who drove it until 1994. At that point Dale Thero, of Littleton, Colorado, bought it and kept it until 2003. That year, Marty Dieffenbach made Thero an offer he couldn’t refuse and drove the 911E until 2007 when Bill Jacobs bought it.

Auction Source: 2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions