The ex-Tony Bawcutt, ex-Steve Thayer, SOVREN championship winning,1970 Porsche 911E Coupe  Chassis no. 9110200212 Engine no. 907611
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The ex-Tony Bawcutt, ex-Steve Thayer, SOVREN championship winning,1970 Porsche 911E Coupe Chassis no. 9110200212 Engine no. 907611
US$ 60,000 - 70,000
£36,000 - 42,000
Lot Details
The ex-Tony Bawcutt, ex-Steve Thayer, SOVREN championship winning
1970 Porsche 911E Coupe
Chassis no. 9110200212
Engine no. 907611
• 2.0-liter flat six-cylinder
• Five-speed close-ratio manual transmission
• ZF limited-slip differential

• Proven vintage racing machine
• SOVREN championship pedigree
• Documented build by marque experts

The evergreen 911 exemplifies the statement often attributed to the late Dr. Ferdinand Porsche that "every Porsche is a racing car." This beautifully prepared coupe is the 212th of 1304 "B"-series 911Es built for the 1970 model year, and left the factory in the fall of 1969. Thirty years later, Rothsport Racing in Tualatin, Oregon, was commissioned to convert and backdate this undamaged and almost completely rust-free car to a SOVREN 1969 C/P-legal vintage racer. The car was completed at a cost of nearly $100,000 and debuted on the track in March of 2000.

The body shell was chemically stripped to bare metal and a full roll cage was welded in before it was completely repainted in Signal Orange. The rear quarter glass and backlight were replaced with Lexan. There are two racing seats with Schroth competition six-point harnesses. The stock instruments were retained with the exception of the tachometer, which was replaced by an AutoMeter unit. There is a fire-suppression system and a fuel cell. The suspension was upgraded with threaded Bilstein RS shocks in the rear and raised spindles on Bilstein struts in front. Hollow swaybars are by Racers Group. Suspension bushings were up-rated, and the chassis was lowered and corner weighted. The four-wheel disc brakes use 911SC calipers and braided stainless lines and the car rides on 7" by 15" Fuchs forged alloy wheels and Hoosier racing tires. An additional set of Fuchs with mounted rain tires is available from the vendor.

The car's original engine has been replaced with a period correct and class-legal 2.0 carbureted flat-six, last rebuilt in 2010 with just four race weekends since. Its crankshaft was modified to accept more robust two-inch Chevrolet main bearings, Pauter rods, a 3.6 oil pump, and cylinder heads tapped for twin-plug ignition should the owner ever wish to race in a higher class. The engine currently is set up with a single-plug distributor and meets SOVREN class rules. With a pair of Weber 40mm triple-throat carburetors, it produces an estimated 215hp. A competition clutch package mates to a Porsche 901 five-speed transaxle with close-ratio gears and a ZF limited-slip. The gearbox, which was rebuilt by Rothsport in 2004, has been reinforced with a billet intermediate plate and billet side plates. There are two oil coolers. The car weighs less than 2000 pounds, making it extremely competitive. This very attractive racing Porsche has won SOVREN's small-bore production-class championship, and today frequently beats potentially faster "twin-plug" 911s and other two-liter cars. The car comes with a file of receipts and a racing logbook and is offered on a Bill Of Sale.

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