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kghjr 02-06-2017 12:29 PM

Ken's 911E
 
This is a continuation of my first thread.

Here we go; I was going to buy it and sell it for a modest profit, but no, I'm keeping it and driving it. I'll document the status and progress of this red machine. I just bought it from my brother-in-law, the only other owner. He has a history with Porsches and the Porsche family.

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Ferry was a personal friend of Gene's and touched this car by authorizing operational vent wing windows to be fabricated and installed on the factory floor in 1974, when Gene took the car to a PCA event at the Nurburgring, then stopped by Stuttgart to see his old friend. Gene had met Dr. Porsche in 1956, when Gene was a US Naval Attache working on a negotiating team talking to the King of Spain about a SAC base in Spain, and had been introduced to the family by an aide to the King, when the aide took Gene to Stuttgart from Madrid to get Gene to buy a '56 Spyder, which he did. in '63 he traded for a 356B, in '69 he traded for this 911E.

A couple of weeks ago I accidentally found out that he had sold it to a scalper. I got in the middle of it and scalped the scalper, with the original intention of turning it, since I depleted most of my life savings to buy it, but then as it is sitting in my garage (all other cars kicked out), the madness took over. Must. Not. Sell. Must. Drive. I'm selling both '64 Falcons. They can be replaced. A one owner 911E will not come around again.

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I have spent time in this machine over the years. Gene always lent it to me when I visited. He would throw the key, "Never let the RPM's get below 3,000."

I drove it for the first time today, failed emissions, as expected, but my decision not to sell was instantly justified.

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Couple little DIY's to get me started. Fix the passenger seat reclining mechanism, change the motor mounts, spiff up the trunk

I'll have to raise the driver's seat somehow between the seat and the track or the track and the floor.

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Motor mounts coming from Pelican. That red stainless steel carrier mount looks nifty. Is it worth it, or too foo foo?

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All this need to be cleaned and sealed

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The vent wings

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Have an appointment with Storz to adjust valves, engine tune up, change all fluids, and generally inspect it for road worthiness, some other items on the list that are not DIY. Slowly but surely...

mo-mon 02-06-2017 01:23 PM

Instead of replacing the carrier, assuming the original is still good, replace the sound pad on top of the engine. It's ripped.

Get the engine tuned, get AAA, and hit the road!

RSTarga 02-06-2017 02:09 PM

69 always had opening wind wings.

aoncurly 02-06-2017 02:45 PM

Nice car. The only thing I'd consider doing is replacing the Vitaloni after-market side mirrors and getting original chrome ones.

kghjr 02-06-2017 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RSTarga (Post 9462899)
69 always had opening wind wings.

Well shoot, brother-in-law's been pulling my leg all these years, or wasn't he?

kghjr 02-06-2017 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mo-mon (Post 9462828)
Instead of replacing the carrier, assuming the original is still good, replace the sound pad on top of the engine. It's ripped.

Get the engine tuned, get AAA, and hit the road!

Great ideas. Done, done, done, and done.

kghjr 02-06-2017 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aoncurly (Post 9462970)
Nice car. The only thing I'd consider doing is replacing the Vitaloni after-market side mirrors and getting original chrome ones.

Agreed, it's on the list. Is the Porsche brand that much better than the Dansk? You can buy two Dansks for less than a third of one Porsche brand.

dafischer 02-06-2017 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RSTarga (Post 9462899)
69 always had opening wind wings.

My 69 doesn't. Original, and fixed windows.

SWS911 02-06-2017 05:57 PM

Targas had vent wings I think 'til '75, but not coupes after '68.

Luccia at Pelican Parts 02-07-2017 07:49 AM

Looking forward to watching the progress. It's nice you were able to pick up a single owner P car that was from a family member. Good luck with it all and I hope our articles will come in handy during this process. If you ever need anything please don't hesitate to let me know. :)

Porsche 911 (1965-1989) Technical Articles - Pelican Parts

kghjr 02-07-2017 12:32 PM

Thanks Luccia, Two orders in, won't be the last.

kghjr 02-07-2017 01:14 PM

Just got this in the mail. My brother-in-law and his (my) Porsche were written up in his neighborhood magazine. They are getting calls again.

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jac1976 02-07-2017 01:33 PM

You're in San Antonio?

kghjr 02-07-2017 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jac1976 (Post 9464344)
You're in San Antonio?

The car was in San Antonio with Gene last month, now it's in Denver with me.

One correction of the article, the PCA event was in 2008, not 2003.

golfbuddy 02-07-2017 03:54 PM

Hey, my first car was a white 1964 260 Falcon Futura 2-dr hardtop! SmileWavy

LakeCleElum 02-07-2017 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by golfbuddy (Post 9464570)
Hey, my first car was a white 1964 260 Falcon Futura 2-dr hardtop! SmileWavy

I luv the '69 911E - I was gonna mention the mirrors, someone beat me to it. I have a one owner '69 911T - (Project in the waiting)

My 1st car was a '63 Falcon Sprint. Previous owner had replaced the 260 with a 289/4 barrel........Loved that car in high school and 1st year of college.

golfbuddy 02-07-2017 05:41 PM

Classmate at high school had a '63 Sprint and still has it!
Your 911E looks great! My brother had a '70 911T and I got the Porsche bug from him. I have an '82 SC right now.

Targalid 02-08-2017 08:42 AM

76 Targa has vent windows.

Puma 02-08-2017 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kghjr (Post 9463157)
Well shoot, brother-in-law's been pulling my leg all these years, or wasn't he?

You are correct, '69 coupe did not come standard with vent wings. '68 was the last year for coupes with vent wings.

Really cool story, thanks for sharing.

kghjr 02-08-2017 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Puma (Post 9465771)
You are correct, '69 coupe did not come standard with vent wings. '68 was the last year for coupes with vent wings.

Really cool story, thanks for sharing.

The story became clearer in the magazine article. Gene was not only talking to Ferry about the vent wings, he was talking to the Chief Engineer, Dr. Porsche's son-in-law, Peter Piech, who apparently actually authorized the fabrication and installation.

I think it's part of this work order...anyone read German?


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