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buz914
Is there a database anywhere for the Karmann chassis numbers on the 914?

Thanks
Tom_T
Not that I'm aware of, buz914.

However, you can decode it for the build date of your 914 -

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Get the "Build Year" using your VIN sticker or other known build year documentation (COA, Window Sticker, New Car Dealer Invoice, etc.) - then get a calendar from that year & start counting weeks from Jan 1 - even if it's the only day in that week (i.e.: Jan 1 Saturday) - using the info above.

Note that a 74 could've been built in either (July?) Aug-Dec 73 or Jan - June 74, but yours is pretty early VIN # at 01589 - so probably built around Aug-Sept 73 -ish.

Also note that neither the VIN nor chassis no. build date are exact (if so, then my 73 was built in ONE day on 8/31/72).

Also in the chart above - 95 is the full Karmann Plant ID, but they would change the 5 to a 6, 7, or 8 etc. - with the (X) - 5 being the 100's digit for the production number that day - e.g.: 6 = 100, 7 = 200, & 5 = 0, etc.

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Tom
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buz914

Get the "Build Year" using your VIN sticker or other known build year documentation (COA, Window Sticker, New Car Dealer Invoice, etc.) - then get a calendar from that year & start counting weeks from Jan 1 - even if it's the only day in that week (i.e.: Jan 1 Saturday) - using the info above.


Tom,

I have seen the mention of using Jan 1st as week 1. Where did this come from? I've seen several 1971 work calendars that show March 15, 1971 as week 11. By the above method it would be week 12.

Just trying to get a definitive answer to what Karmann called week one in 1971?

Wanting to see if there is any documentation to support the statement above.
davep
Yes, I have kept one since 1975. Not fully up to date, but not bad.
buz914
I spoke to George H at AA and he said he had a source that confirmed 100% that week 1 starts with the week that contains Jan 1st.

Thanks guys
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