Merit Partners is pleased to present this 1969 Porsche 911e. We decided for a car of this pedigree to have the previous owner detail the car. Here is what he wrote:
“I purchased the 1969 911e in a trade with one of my best friends in Houston, TX and the guy that brought me into my Porsche habit/affliction (depending on how you look at it). I started out as a 997 gt3/rs fan while Larry was always an air-cooled aficionado. I had owned several later-era air cooled but always admired his long-hoods. At one point, he owned two LH’s: a 71t and the 69e. I happened to own two 997rs at the same time. Sometime 2015, I traded a silver 997.1rs for his silver 69e. His 71t was a pastel blue nut-n-bolt resto example; it looked and drove almost brand new. I fell in love with his 69 because it was the perfect mix of condition and patina; one of the best examples of patina’d condition I’ve seen to date. I also liked the smooth power delivery of the mfi in the 69e vs most of the carbed T or earlier S examples I had driven. The 69e is my favorite AC’d 911 I’ve ever owned and 2nd favorite Porsche (behind only my CGT).
I have a 2” 3 ring binder with every receipt for every bit of work done on the car since its original purchase/owner. The original CA owner, Price Stiffler, sold it shortly after he purchased it new to the long-time CA owner, David Tussmass, in the below email. Larry (also in email clip below) is my long-time Porsche friend that I ultimately purchased the car from in Houston; I traded my 997rs for his the E. He typically researches all the prior owners of any cars he buys. He is a Porsche nut! Shortly after I purchased the E from him, my family and I moved to London and I took the silver 69e and a green 997rs with us. I thoroughly enjoyed the 69 and 997rs in Europe; they both moved back with me to NYC last summer. The pair were 2 out of a 6 car Porsche and 3 Ferrari collection I really assumed I would keep forever. The LAST car to remain in my collection other than the CGT was this 69. It survived every round of cuts until recently as the CGT emerged as “last car standing”.
The car has never been restored and is a matching number car. Its condition is the result of being well cared for along the way by each of its prior owners. The top end was rebuilt a few years ago (details in records). It is all original with exception of the buckets and steering wheel. I do not have the original steering wheel. I have the original seats. And, while it is lost on me, Larry waited for 2 years and $10k to have those buckets completed by Vintage seats, who are a “big deal in the reproduction bucket world. Again, the 3 ring binder has all the history. I have never experienced any significant mechanical issues with it. It is an amazing testament to Porsche engineering as a 50+ year old car fires up every time and cruises down a freeway w/never a problem. NYC isn’t the ideal place to own multiple “fun cars”, let alone a collection. However, if I ever go back to a suburban/driving city, some version of a 901/LH will compliment my CGT. If you end up purchasing the 69e, I would love if you give Burt/me a shout if/when you ever sell it. It’s the only car out of the dozen I recently sold, that I would consider buying back again one day.”