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> F.Y.I. Updated info on early 73 vin 47329000001 thru, 47329001100ish. if yours is in there i need info.!!!
orange914
post Feb 5 2007, 04:35 PM
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Hey all
My name is mike, I’ve been a member of 914world (914club) since march 2005 when my son Kenny (a.k.a. orange914) bought his first 914. at present he owns an early 1973 that is a keeper. This is why I’m researching this particular 914

From what I’ve learned the first 1000 1973 914’s were slated for the European market but sent to the U.S. due to early 73 demand. They have some unique features that I’m attempting to research. i want to thank many of you who have inputted so far. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)

If you have ANY info. On this car or have noticed any oddities drop a line. Please e-mail me

Thanks, mike (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)
209-537-3749

My e-mail address is:

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Thanks to all those who have responded and participated in my fact gathering on the first 1000 1973 Porsche 914’s. There are 43 registered owners on the 914world.com at present. Generally these cars are known as “first 1000”. I’ve been informed by auto Atlanta that they have found there are a few more than 1000 sent over. It does stop however by at least v.i.n. #4732901100. These cars where originally built and equipped for the European market. Because of high demand in the U.S. in 1973, the first 1000+ V.I.N.# 914’s where slated for Germany but sent to California dealers. From my findings I’m impressed with this nitch 914 because it is in my opinion a very balanced 914. By that I mean it’s got the benefits of a factory improvements and upgrades that come with a few years of production. It’s especially desirable for auto crossing due to factory upgrades and is lighter than U.S. 73 and up models, and is without the heavy smog equipment that comes with later models.

The below information is a collection of owners, history and facts about this car (4732900000 thru 4732901100?). There are 43 members in the 914 roster that have v.i.n. #’s that fall in this category and have been contacted. This info has been submitted by club members from first hand knowledge of their own early 1973 914’s:

Here are some of the unique facts I’ve learned, any additional info would be great!:

1 vinyl on a-pillars (around windshield)
2 front hubs non-hub centric (72 earlier style)
3 turn signal switch/wiring harness (72 earlier style)
4 doors lightweight/non reinforced, early (72 earlier) window regulators
5 1.7 liter fuel injected engine
6 Side shift transmission
7 15x5.5 dealer installed “Dan gurney” wheels, sometimes called western spoke rims, some may have had pedrinis
8 1970-1972 headlight switch and wiring
9 1970-1972 light rain tray
10 Sold out of California dealerships
11 front bumpers had 73 “tits” and holes for European license plate


Past and present owners and their stories:

v.i.n. #4732900001
Aaron Cox (Aaron Cox)

v.i.n. #4732900005
(cptkraut)

v.i.n. #4732900025
(dee)

v.i.n. #4732900045
"Stephen Snares" (defianty) stv1701@blueyonder.co.uk
Owned since 9/06 manufacture date 8/72
Brought into U.K. 1999 from California, 2.0 engine, (L80E) light ivory

v.i.n. #4732900050
(Jeff)

v.i.n. #4732900067
(mudfoot)
Zionsville, Indiana

v.i.n. #4732900135
(storotex914)

v.i.n. #4732900150
(Neil J)

v.i.n. #4732900157
Kenny miller (orange914) a914r@yahoo.com 209-537-3749
Owned since 8/05
Always California car, 1.7 fuel injection, (L20E) signal orange, original blue plate California car. Bought from 2nd (?) owner who reportedly bought it from a collector (Napa, California). It’s been kept stock except mechanical upgrades and a few personal touches. We’re having fun showing the car and just plain enjoying it and the good crew of “teener” fanatics

v.i.n. #4732900158
John lush (johnlush) johnlush@mac.com


v.i.n. #4732900159
(racerx9146)

v.i.n. #4732900193
Pete stout (horizontily-opposed) excmag@yahoo.com
Sold and has always been in ca. bahia red/black interior, came with 1.7 not sure of present engine but it hasn’t been out since new owner in 1986 and is a great runner, car has 250,000 miles on it, reportedly 3 to 4 past owners, been in the family of the present owner since 1986, at one time owned by a member of the rock band “huey Lewis and the news”, in 1991 5 lug conversion- removed u.s. side markers, a pillar vinyl, early front bumper

v.i.n. #4732900213
(p914jeff)

v.i.n. #4732900288
(guero65)

v.i.n. #4732900335
(VintageExcellence)

v.i.n. #4732900336
(loflier)

v.i.n. #4732900504
(ppickerell)
Pleasanton, California

v.i.n. #4732900525
Bruce alert (Bruce allert) bcaphoto@comcast.net
Sold “pumpkin” to Jeff Hines north of Seattle Washington
New owner installed 2.0

v.i.n. #4732900525
Chris (effutuo) 425-328-5788
Everett, Washington
(L32K)

v.i.n. #4732900527
Ray warren (ray warren) rayjwarren@hotmail.com 705-734-2130

v.i.n. #4732900552
(iamchappy)

V.i.n. #4732900552
David Chapman (iamchappy) chappy@mn.rr.com 952-544-8708
3.2 turbo

V.i.n. #4732900560
Andrew (arc914) 705-254-3664

V.i.n. #4732900575
(blaize)
Blaze Sold 2005, previous owner raced
Moved from New Orleans owner when sold in 2005 to new home in Topeka

v.i.n. #4732900586
(wolcott)

v.i.n. #4732900636
(mihai914)

v.i.n. #4732900644
(yellowbird rs)

v.i.n. #4732900648
(swl)

v.i.n. #4732900656
(rjandk1)

v.i.n. #4732900700
(esmith6)

v.i.n. #4732900752
(Rob Annett)
(L64K) forest green
Has been converted to right hand drive, lives in Sydney Australia.

v.i.n. #4732900760
(Larry)

v.i.n. #4732900836
Tom (tommy914)


V.i.n. #4732900852
(LEDCO)

V.i.n. #4732900867
Unknown () dead vehicle XXX

V.i.n. #4732900918
(T I2 O Y)

V.i.n. #4732900918
(2-OH!)

V.i.n. #4732900936
(Jay Gratton)

V.i.n. #4732900965
(wilchek)
(L65K) Ravenna green
Paint appears to be the original color. However, it appears the wrong Karmen plate was put on the door jam. The body numbers are off by two numbers. I would love to find the Karmen plate with the stamp that is in the trunk which is 5049599. The plate in door jam is 5049601.?? L20E which is orange but the car is green

V.i.n. #4732901005
(beatles774)

V.i.n. #4732901017
(Leon)

V.i.n. #4732901017
(Cassidy bolger)

V.i.n. #4732901032
(rrifle)
My dad bought this car new in 1973. He arrived at my graduation from Ohio U in the 914, and being the spoiled brat that I am, I told him he shouldn't have... He replied" I didn't. I just put you through College. Get your own."
He sold the car to me in 1980. I am one lucky guy, even if I did pay full book for the car.

V.i.n. #4732901077
(jonwatts)

v.i.n. #
Mark Allen allaircooled@yahoo.com
3.2 911 6 calendar

My son Kenny’s (orange914) 1973
v.i.n. #4732900157
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2276802

Thanks, Kenny “orange914”
Contact me with ANY additional pictures and/or information through  e-mail  at:

A914r@yahoo.com


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post Feb 5 2007, 04:44 PM
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Haven't i seen this thread somewhere before? Like several times? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)
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QUOTE(vsg914 @ Feb 5 2007, 02:44 PM) *

Haven't i seen this thread somewhere before? Like several times? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)



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of all of these quirks


and no you have never seen a thread on this topic.........................
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post Feb 5 2007, 07:02 PM
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QUOTE(vsg914 @ Feb 5 2007, 02:44 PM) *

Haven't i seen this thread somewhere before? Like several times? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)


easy now, like the title says updated info. we all can click on the topics we're interested in without crapping on the ones we have no interest in. just sharing what i've learned with others that requested the reaserch i've done. beleive it or not i share a common interest with many other owners on this. we all share the same interest in 914's anyway (IMG:style_emoticons/default/thumb3d.gif)
here are the pictures of the cars so far
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Attached ImageAttached Image 4732900045 stephen snares presently in u.k.
Attached ImageAttached Image 4732900527 ray warren
Attached Image 4732900157 kenny miller ceres california
thanks for pictures guys, more to come
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post Feb 5 2007, 09:03 PM
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I have 4732904814
I have the lighter doors(still the original blue paint inside and out), same headlight switch as my 72, 1.7L engine, bumper tits, side shift tranny and I will check the harness when I change out the one I just set on fire!!!
Go figure it might fit in there somewhere.
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QUOTE(tracks914 @ Feb 5 2007, 07:03 PM) *

I will check the harness when I change out the one I just set on fire!!!



Doug,

How did this happen ?

Steph
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post Feb 5 2007, 09:19 PM
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Here is the thread! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blowup.gif)
My first 914 Fire
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Here's a late addition. 4732900984 living in Vancouver, BC. Has 2.0 engine, appearance group, sway bars, light doors with (better) late regulators, and non-hubcentric rotors. Are we early '73 guys part of an elite group that has secret meetings and speak in coded language?
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QUOTE(Roy @ Mar 23 2009, 04:17 PM) *

Here's a late addition. 4732900984 living in Vancouver, BC. Has 2.0 engine, appearance group, sway bars, light doors with (better) late regulators, and non-hubcentric rotors. Are we early '73 guys part of an elite group that has secret meetings and speak in coded language?

we've secretly met at 7/3 since 1973 in an undisclosed europeon american porsche volkswagon repair shop it's at these highly secrative meetings we sample various wine & cheese 99cent menu and discuss 914 domination of all years and models..

now i'm going to have to kill you... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/ar15.gif)

actually i haven't added any new info. lately to the list if you have any additional goodies p.m. me, i'll tell you the secret hand shake (IMG:style_emoticons/default/gayfight.gif)

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Well it seems that I have at least one of the 1000's : Nemo- 73 0164, 1.7 , tailshift linkage,side shift trans, reenforced doors . First 914 I bought , still have , rust around floor pans , battery tray / hell hole not too bad . Probably use for parts. will look over for more #'s . Ghost - 73 1042 , presently a VERY good roller I plan on getting together to drive , newwer paint , Ivory White , forgot the code , factory front and rear swaybars !!! , interior is gutted , probably had console as the heater lever is offset for console . All numbers match , windshield post , rt frt fender , drv dr tag, head light area , had 2.0 Fuchs. Also have two 72 , one came from out of Calif. for sure , still has Lic pte on frt, guy I got it from moved here from there, it's got fbrgls rear flares, slope nose , and strangely enough RUST around all the floor edges and tunnel .No hell or console rust , just the bottom bad , no engine or trans . Frt hubs drilled for 5 lug ,7x15 fake Fuchs,spare 7x15 for trunk , adapters on rear 8x15 fake Fuchs . Will check on all the numbers when time permits.

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v.i.n. #4732900525
2.2 Six powered & 5lug
same owner
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All thanks to you Jeff!
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I wish I had an earlier 73 for the non-hub centric front rotors, given that I picked up a set of early Pedrinis that I had intended to use. Mine's later, 4732913367, but I still have white headlight surrounds and aluminum door sill plates.
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I guess mine isn't included. VIN 4732926541.
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VIN 4732901954 - 2.0 GA000424
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QUESTION - When did MY 1973 start for VIN ....00001?? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

BTW all - "VIN #...." is repetitively redundant, since the N in VIN stands for "number"
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Looks like there is one on Ebay. I emailed for the vin to confirm.

White parts car

and a PDF for posterity:

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Mike,
I just sent you a pm.
Vin # 4732900922
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Mins is 4732901844

Was silver

Almost no stock parts left intact.


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You might be interested in this car on ebay. Vinyl on front windshield frame. 4732900793
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OK - now to screw up how we're figuring out the first 1000 or so produced .... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif)

Apparently we cannot go by the VIN alone for when a 914 was built to see if it was among the first 1000 in the 1973 MY, because from what I've learned this week -
Karmann built & painted the shells with the VIN stamped on the Chassis, then sent them to the VW Osnabruck Final Assembly Plant,

... then once there, the painted shells were pulled for final assembly NOT by VIN order - but rather according to what paint colors the orders were from customers & the Distributors, and the ones destined for the good ole USA had the VIN labels with build dates affixed to the driver-side door jambs.

Therefore, an earlier VIN could've been built after a later one, such as:

4732901102 - Built 9/72 (later than the 2 below, but it has A-pillar Vinyl)

4732901650 - Built 8/72

4732901954 - Built 8/72 (my 914-2.0 below) ...

You can read more on this topic here:
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=103085
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=103136

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So I'd suggest that folks ADD their Build Dates to their VINs here.

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My early-73 914S / 914-2.0 - VIN 4732901954 - Built 8/72 - matching GA000424:
> Originally L80E Light Ivory & the #31 Beige (501/502) Leatherette/Basketweave with Dark Tan (503) Loop Pile Carpet, Full Appearance & Performance Group sets of options.
> This is the 3rd Repaint Color - Antracite Dark Grey Metallic (5/80 by me), & prior repaints were Copper Metallic (8/76 by me), & Bonze or Gold Metallic (by PO/OO or dealer prior to my purchse in 12/75).
> BTW - I will be restoring it to L80E & it's original factory fitment, including retrofitting back-in the: fog lights/grills/switch, center console/gauges & a set of 5 Fuchs 2L Alloy Wheels - which were "mysteriously missing" when I bought it in 1975.
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/type.gif) ... Time to update your info here folks!

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