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Lot 119

1971 Porsche 911 E

  • Chassis no. 911200556
  • Engine no. 6210869
  • Gearbox no. 7115221

Sold for £126,500

Documents: UK V5


  • Delivered new to legendary racing driver John Fitzpatrick
  • Only two owners from new and offered for sale for the first time since 1972
  • Stunning original condition with original mileage and complete history file
  • Highly desirable colour combination with numbers-matching engine and gearbox


Presented here is an early D-Series 911 E, finished in the rare and desirable Conda Green (code 2626) body colour with black leatherette interior and right-hand drive. According to its Certificate of Authenticity, the car was completed on 15 December 1970 and was fitted with a number of desirable options, including a limited-slip differential, sport seats with headrests, electric mirrors, power windows, sunroof, rear tinted windows and raised steering wheel hub. It was delivered new to its first owner, British racing driver John Fitzpatrick, on 6 January 1971.

Earning his name in British Saloon Car Championship races where he won the championship overall in 1966, Fitzpatrick became synonymous with Porsche in the early 1970s. Racing for Kremer, Fitzpatrick raced a 911 S and a Carrera RSR to claim the European GT Championship in 1972 and 1974, respectively. Fitzpatrick continued to race with success around the world through the early 1980s, finally retiring as a driver in 1983.

According to the testimony of Mr Fitzpatrick, he installed a Kremer-Style front bumper in his ownership and the car received its first service during a skiing holiday in Switzerland, after a small accident forced the car to undergo light repairs at the local Porsche dealership in Bern. John Fitzpatrick enjoyed the car for two years before selling it in 1972 to the second owner, who never separated from it until he passed it to his son last year, now the current owner. During his ownership the car was serviced every year despite only light use, and a complete service record accompanies the car.

The car is offered here in remarkable original and unrestored condition, with comprehensive in-period documentation and also with both original and current registration plates. With its impeccable and unique ownership history, original paint and rare right-hand-drive configuration, this special Porsche 911 E will be an excellent addition to any car collection.

Alexander Weaver

aweaver@rmsothebys.com

+1 864 313 6844
California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

asabatie-garat@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

bruprecht@rmsothebys.com

+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

dswig@rmsothebys.com

+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

drose@rmsothebys.com

+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

dgould@rmsothebys.com

+1 954 566 2209
Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

gduff@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

jauerbach@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

kforry@rmsothebys.com

+1 717 623 1638
California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

mmalamut@rmsothebys.com

+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

msquire@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

mfairbairn@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

ocamelin@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

pdarvill@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

pfisher@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

smyers@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

tvandervelden@rmsothebys.com

+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more