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1973 Porsche 911E (Restored)

Dave Aase was a long-time supplier of vintage Porsche parts for restorations. He passed away in 2011 and what you are looking at is the restoration of his car. In 1973 the 911E featured a 2.3 liter engine with mechanical fuel injection and this car has had its original engine converted from E spec to S spec. Otherwise, this is about as close to ‘new’ as is possible with a restored vehicle, having only recently had its restoration completed.


Year: 1973
Model: 911E
Engine: 2.3 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 64 mi since restoration
Price: Reserve Auction (Buy It Now: $135,000)

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Before asking questions please navigate our Flicker album ( that contains a multitude of pictures of the 911 E.

Make your own sunshine!

This 1973 Porsche 911E Sunroof Coupe is fresh from a full rotisserie restoration. The car is numbers matching (9113201244 / 6231951 engine) and was well equipped with S trim, stabilizer bars tinted glass and a power sunroof. This car was Dave Aase’s personal 911, own a part of history.

Originally Sepia Brown, the “E” has been restored in glorious light yellow paint, Daves favorite color. The paint is immaculate and the color and shine really shows off the perfect panel gaps and precise fit and finish. This car has been completely stripped and no sign of the original brown finish or rust can be found anywhere. All rubber seals, gaskets, stainless trim and moldings have been replaced with new or refinished. Even the windshield is new. The wheels are professionaly refinished and we installed 5 new Dunlop tires. There is a new gas tank installed also.

Looking underneath, the underbody has been restored to new condition both in appearance and function. This was a very solid car to begin with and now that it is completed it is ready to drive up your favorite twisty road or win blue ribbons at concours events. The front swaybar was upgraded.

The interior has been completely restored by Porsche specialists, Autos International in Southern California using only the best materials. Seats, carpet, headliner…all new! Even the trunk is like new and contains the original tool kit with the original fuse packet.

The original engine was completely rebuilt to “S” spec using new pistons/cylinders, connecting rods, camshafts, etc. The original Mechanical Fuel Injection has been retained and is in great working condition. The stacks and Throttle bodies were professionally rebuilt, including boring out to S specs including new linkages, plating and bushings. The heat exchangers are SSI stainless steel heat exchangers are NOS. No corners have been cut anywhere.

The car comes complete with the original owners manual, manual wallet, certificate of authenticity from Porsche and service binder. It has been aligned and is ready to go!

WE ARE HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS, BUT PLEASE take the time to look at the photos found on our Flickr site.

Thank you,

Ron Thomas



The car looks beautiful and very well restored. At this time, the bidding is a little above $66,000 with the reserve still on. Given that the Buy It Now price is $135,000, we can probably assume that this one is no where near meeting the reserve. That’s a lot of money. I’ve seen standard 911s of this vintage listed at half of this price, but that’s obviously a bit beside the point for someone interested in a fully restored, low mileage collector. This isn’t a driver’s car, but it’s certainly a piece of Porsche history.



  1. Poohouse
    Poohouse August 7, 2013

    Very pretty car, built to the owners taste and not restored to factory spec.

    IMO the color change and other deviations are going to hurt the value.

    The early 911 market is very hot so I could be wrong. But, for my (fictional) money I would rather have an original, or restored to original car.

  2. Dallas
    Dallas August 7, 2013

    ^^ what he said… “S” bumper and deco look great but likely not original, colour change is a killer to big value. Perhaps there is value to the Aase provenance but it is an “E” after all, not an “S”… lovely car anyway.

    Oh, and there is a small typo in the story – the ’73 E came with a 2.4 litre engine, not 2.3. The Carrera RS of the same year, of course, came with the 2.7.

  3. Rob
    Rob August 7, 2013

    I don’t disagree with those value assessments. To hit the buy it now price would probably require a very particular buyer who is especially interested in having Mr. Aase’s car.

    The engine was 2341 cc so I rounded down, but I guess it could go either way. Thanks for the comments, it’s a beautiful car.

  4. KevinR
    KevinR August 7, 2013

    It’s a beautiful car and apparently someone else shares my tastes because there isn’t much I would change. HOWEVER, it’s just a pipe dream for me. Even if I could swing the 6 figure price tag, there are many other places I would spend that money first.

    It appears my opportunities to own an early 911 are long, long gone.

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