Unlike a lot of Porsches we see on Barn Finds, this one doesn’t seem ridiculously priced. At least at the beginning of the auction–we’ll see what it looks like at the end. It’s located in Eads, Tennessee and is listed for sale here on eBay with bidding starting at $5,000 without a reserve.
The car has been sitting for at least 15 years, but it’s obvious that someone had big plans for this car as they have included both a brand new factory manual and parts catalog! Actually, the rust doesn’t look too bad from the sides, but the severity of the dent in front of the driver’s rear wheel could be serious. You have to wonder how it got a dent like that, too.
Unfortunately, it looks like the car has been tarped in this area for a long time (look at the lines of dried mud on the windshield). That really makes me afraid for the underside and floor of this car. If only we were shown the underside! By the way, the 911E was supposed to be the somewhat more luxurious, easier driving model versus the 911S. It was only produced from 1969 to 1973. According to 911e.org, there were only 1,968 made in 1969, and only 1,014 with bodies made by Karmann as this one was.
The interior–well, it’s rough. Really rough. There’s been a lot of moisture in here. You can tell that from the rust on metal components. I’m not fond of the leaves and debris either. If squirrels and vermin can get in, not only are there health issues, but there are holes in them there floors!
You can see the rust here around the gauges. I hope there’s more than carpet holding the seats up! However, it is that iconic 911 dash layout, isn’t it? Now, if you are looking at the eBay auction and wondering where all these pictures came from, there’s a dropbox the seller has set up here. However, they have not included any engine pictures, which I would think just might be important to a potential purchaser. I don’t know if you share the P-car love that so many folks do, but this might be a very inexpensive way to get into the club. On the other hand, it may be a hole you are pouring money into. What do you think?