THE PORSCHE 911
Porsche developed a reputation early on for their surprising performance from their small displacement rear-engine sports and racing cars. These “giant killers” could outperform cars with much higher horsepower figures by making light cars with incredible handling. This combination gave Porsches their truly unique driving characteristics and solidified their dedicated following of Porsche enthusiasts.
Starting in 1964 with the original 911, Porsche has produced a line of six-cylinder rear-engine sportscars that could compete with much more powerful cars thanks to their low weight and superior handling. The 911 quickly became an icon of performance and handling and offered a driving experience unlike anything else. The 911 has continuously evolved into a more sophisticated, powerful, and capable driving machine, as well as a reliable and usable car.
1969 ushered in the first major changes to the iconic Porsche 911. Retaining the unique and successful rear engine layout as well as the same basic styling, the majority of the changes to the 911 were internal. Dimensionally, the rear track and wheelbase grew, while the overall length stayed the same as the earlier cars. Mechanical fuel injection debuted this year as well as in top-of-the-line 911S and the new 911E. The 911E received its name from Einspritzung, the German term for injection. Slotted between the base-model 911T and the 911S, the E, which replaced the 911L “Luxus,” featured improvements including a leather wrapped steering wheel, velour carpeting, vented brake discs, and golden script on the rear deck.
THE MOTORCAR OFFERED BY BORDER REIVERS
Is none other that Porsche motor racing Legend & Team owner John Fitzpatricks 1st Porsche
Border Reivers are delighted to offer this historic matching numbers, right hand drive Porsche 911E from 1970. Delivered new to Legendary Porsche racing driver and team owner John Fitzpatrick (his 1st Porsche). John sold the car to its 2nd owner a Doctor Roberts. It stayed in Dr Roberts ownership for the next 44 years. Dr Roberts passed away in 2017 & the car was sold by his Son.
It must be the most original right hand drive Porsche 911E in the World, a genuine 2 owner car. The car has a full documented history confirming the milage of only 63k as genuine. It has the original document wallet with all the original documents (in John Fitzpatricks name) service book, owners manual, tool kit & rare service kit. The car is in exceptional original condition. The stunning colour of Conda green really suits this early 911. Finding any early 911 in this condition with these miles would surely be a prize however in this colour with the Fitzpatrick history it’s Unique. Classic Porsche did a feature on the car 2019 (copy in file)
The car was originally registered with Johns personal registration number JF 1961 (The original rear number plate was still in the car!) However the number was retained by John. Dr Roberts was a fan of Johns & would take his son racing to watch John.
John had a cosmetic prang on his was to the Nurburgring & the car was taken to the Kramer brothers shop (the team John was racing for) they did a quick fix, replacing the damaged front bumper with one of their own front bumpers from an ST that john was racing, painted the wing & bonnet. Thats the way it arrived at Border Reivers 46 year later. After deliberating for 2 years we finally decided to finish the repair properly. We fitted a similar S style front bumper, corrected the quick repair & sorted the slightly missed matched paint.Understanding the importance of this cars history we have retained all the old parts inc the bumper & they will remain with the car.
John Fitzpatrick known as one of the best Porsche drivers of his era, he raced a Porsche 911S for the Porsche Kremer team in 1972, winning five of the nine races in the inaugural European GT Championship, en route to winning the title and the Porsche Cup. In 1974 he claimed the prestigious Cup for the second time after once again taking the championship. He competed in Porsche 935s in the IMSA Series, winning the 1980 GTX Championship and grabbing his third Porsche Cup.
He also won the 1966 British Saloon Car Championship, and numerous races for BMW, including the 1972 Nurburgring 6 Hours, the 1976 24 Hours of Daytona, the 1976 Silverstone 1000 Kms, among others.
From 1981 to 1987 John ran his own team with wins in IMSA, Can-Am and the World Sports Car Championship.
John Fitzpatrick (Classic Porsche magazine 2019)
John Fitzpatrick with the car (2017)
Its road tax exempt, mot exempt & its also exempt from the London T-charge being a historic vehicle & from 7th Sept 2020, all historic vehicles will be exempt from the ULEZ. The 24/7 zone will have the same borders as the current Congestion Charge Zone.
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Above is the late Dr Roberts who purchased the car from John in 1973. Below is Mrs Roberts at Ruthin Castle March 1973
original date stamped wheels
Johns book (above)