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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.



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.



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.



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.



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



All this need to be cleaned and sealed



The vent wings



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...
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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!
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69 always had opening wind wings.
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Nice car. The only thing I'd consider doing is replacing the Vitaloni after-market side mirrors and getting original chrome ones.
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69 always had opening wind wings.
Well shoot, brother-in-law's been pulling my leg all these years, or wasn't he?
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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.
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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.
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69 always had opening wind wings.
My 69 doesn't. Original, and fixed windows.
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Targas had vent wings I think 'til '75, but not coupes after '68.
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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.

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Thanks Luccia, Two orders in, won't be the last.
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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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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.
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Hey, my first car was a white 1964 260 Falcon Futura 2-dr hardtop!
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Hey, my first car was a white 1964 260 Falcon Futura 2-dr hardtop!
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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