1968 Porsche 911E 2.0 Sportomatic

Lot Number: 332

1968 Porsche 911E 2.0 Sportomatic

'It's only original once'. This charming, right-hand drive, B-series, 2-litre, 911E is a very rare 'Sportomatic' and has never been restored.

  • Sold for an undisclosed sum.

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Saturday 5th March, 2022 at 2.00pm GMT at RAF Museum London

  • Body Colour

    Ivory White

  • Drive


  • Registration Number

    VYE 7G

  • Odometer Reading

    52283 Miles


'It's only original once'. This charming, right-hand drive, B-series, 2-litre, 911E is a very rare 'Sportomatic' and has never been restored.


  • 1969 model year, B-series purchased directly from the AFN Porsche stand at the London Earls Court Motor Show in October 1968
  • The Porsche CoA confirms that it was built in Light Ivory with Black/Pepita Leatherette, a Sportomatic gearbox and left and right headrests
  • It's first owner was Lady Pamela Oppenheimer, of the famous De Beers mining family, who owned it until 2005
  • 7 service stamps from February 1969 @ 684 miles through to February 1983 @ 39,094 miles from either AFN or Charles Ivey in Fulham
  • The indicated mileage of 52,283 from new is further corroborated by the MOT history
  • Date-stamped Fuchs wheels, tool kit, original Bilstein jack, book pack with very rare Sportomatic supplement

For the 1969 model-year 'B-series' 911, Porsche lengthened the wheelbase by 57mm and began manufacturing the engine cases in magnesium to save approximately 10kgs hung over the rear wheels and replaced the single battery with two smaller batteries mounted either side of the front compartment improving weight distribution throughout the car. They achieved their goal, improving the handling and increased performance with a new Bosch mechanical fuel injection system standard on the 911E and 911S models. The '69 MY 911 was also offered with the Type 905/13 'Sportomatic' transmission where no clutch pedal was required and the driver just passed through the gears by pulling the gear-lever through the normal 'H' pattern which seems years ahead of its time. Durable and effective, it did away with a heavy clutch pedal and made driving in town traffic as easy as a full automatic and spirited cross country driving like a conventional manual.

The remarkable, early 911E offered here has covered a genuine 52,283 miles from new and was purchased by Lady Pamela Oppenheimer, of the famous De Beers mining family, directly from the AFN Porsche stand at the London Earls Court Motor Show in October 1968. The Porsche Certificate of Authenticy and copy of the 1968 Porsche Kardex order docket shows  that it was built in Light Ivory with Black/Pepita Leatherette with a Sportomatic gearbox and left and right headrests.

The original Porsche Maintenance record book shows seven service stamps from February 1969 and 684 miles through to February 1983 and 39,094 miles from either AFN or Charles Ivey in Fulham. Further early MOTs corroborate the exceptionally low miles. It stayed with Lady Oppenheimer until passing to its second owner in 2005. The history file contains numerous invoices for work completed to date and its book pack which includes the rare owner's Sportomatic supplement. It has the correct, date-stamped Fuchs wheels, tool kit and original Bilstein jack.

They are only original once and this lovely early 911E must rate as one of the last remaining examples never to be fully restored, the like of which can never be replicated. Whilst it has had remedial work along the way, it still presents with a lovely patina and offers free revving performance and those distinctive early 911 sounds that take you straight back to the halcyon days of 1969.

Early 911s possess a certain purity of line, a complete world away from the aerodynamic extravagances of the eighties and nineties, and in terms of style, it's the early cars that engender the most appreciative glances. A well set-up and maintained 911E, even with only 140bhp, when driven with an intelligent right foot will provide some of the most quintessentially rewarding driving experiences you have ever had, and will leave you with a serious grin on your face!


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Ivory White



For further information regarding this lot please contact Lionel.





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