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erwindv
Strange, but perhaps not unusual: VINnr. 4712901931 but already delivered November 1970.

What could be the reason?


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Tom_T
The automotive "Model Year" (MY) is different from the calendar year.

1971 MY would've run from August 1970 to July 1971, & similarly for other MYs.

So the delivery date would be shortly after that - earlier in Germany (West G. back then) & Europe, & later in the USA & other overseas locations to account for shipping.

My own 73 2.0 was built on 8/31/72 & first registered in California on 11/6/72.

I would guess that you'll find an August or September 1970 build date, if you translate your 914's Chassis Number, which is on the Karmann Plate on the left/driver side front door jamb & stamped in the floor of the rear trunk near the rear wall.

Chassis Nr. Decoder:

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9(X) would usually be 95 for Karmann Plant, with 96 or 97 adding 100 or 200 to the number produced that day of the following XXX sequence (i.e.: 95 + 1 or 95 + 2).

Cheers! beerchug.gif
Tom
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erwindv
QUOTE(Tom_T @ Oct 24 2016, 02:59 PM) *

The automotive "Model Year" (MY) is different from the calendar year.

1971 MY would've run from August 1970 to July 1971, & similarly for other MYs.

So the delivery date would be shortly after that - earlier in Germany (West G. back then) & Europe, & later in the USA & other overseas locations to account for shipping.

My own 73 2.0 was built on 8/31/72 & first registered in California on 11/6/72.

I would guess that you'll find an August or September 1970 build date, if you translate your 914's Chassis Number, which is on the Karmann Plate on the left/driver side front door jamb & stamped in the floor of the rear trunk near the rear wall.

Chassis Nr. Decoder:

IPB Image

9(X) would usually be 95 for Karmann Plant, with 96 or 97 adding 100 or 200 to the number produced that day of the following XXX sequence (i.e.: 95 + 1 or 95 + 2).

Cheers! beerchug.gif
Tom
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Hello Tom,


Thanks a lot

Found the chassis nr.: 3919525

So it means: monday September 21 1970?

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Erwin
flat4guy
Good info, thanks for posting. Mine makes sense as the week of NR and month code on vin tag match. whew.... smile.gif
Just curious, how many cars a day did they produce on average?
SKL1
My MY '71 was delivered on 11/11/70 and made in 9/70. I don't believe it is that unusual to have a MY car from the previous calendar year.
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