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JackOlsen
01-29-2004, 02:37 PM
I posted this question on Pelican, but I think I'll get the most accurate answer here. How many 911's were there for model year 1972? Frere gives the combined numbers for 72-73, and the serial numbers suggest about 12,900.

But is there an authoritative number available?

fryardds
01-29-2004, 05:00 PM
Jack,

Morgan lists a total production of 12,962 for 1972. Did you want a breakdown of the models?

JackOlsen
01-29-2004, 05:30 PM
No, I just needed the number for the model year. 12,962 seems to be the accepted figure.

deoxford
01-29-2004, 05:41 PM
I would like to see a break down
Thanks

69Sman
01-29-2004, 06:04 PM
Hi Jack, here ya go:

YR: Type: Body: # Built:

1972 T Coupe 1963
1972 T Targa 1523
1972 T(US) Coupe 2931
1972 T(US) Targa 1821
1972 E Coupe 1124
1972 E Targa 861
1972 S Coupe 1750 (!)
1972 S Targa 989

Interesting, only the "T's" had a different spec for US delivery it looks like... I didn't add 'em up, but it looks close to the numbers tossed around in previous posts..

Source: Original Porsche 911, by Peter Morgan...(nice book)

JackOlsen
01-29-2004, 07:16 PM
Larry47us might be happy to see that an E Targa is the rarest of them all. :)

admin_old
01-31-2004, 09:25 PM
I'll bring along some photos of the first production day of the '72 model year to Dunkels in case anyone is interested. If you have a '72, your car might be in one of the photos. :eek:

Sherwood
http://members.rennlist.org/911pcars

69Sman
01-31-2004, 10:01 PM
Sherwood, cool! Mine is #1450, I'm thinkin' not even close to first day production...but I'd love to see the Pics anyway...Look for me with my RS, (White-Red, in Ltwt trim....):D

larry47us
02-01-2004, 11:20 AM
Originally posted by JackOlsen
Larry47us might be happy to see that an E Targa is the rarest of them all. :) Jack:

Certainly interesting!! I wonder what the production numbers and breakdown are for '73.

Interestingly enough, my VG E Targa was the 73rd made in '73. That and $4.25 will get you a Half Decaf Skim Grande Latte at Starbucks (sorry, guys, that's my wife's coffee.)

larry

pwd72s
02-01-2004, 12:54 PM
Jack? Are you a PCA member? You might think of ordering their publication titled: The Porsche Family Tree"...it's a small pamphlet shaped thing, but it's full of "numbers" info...For example, it tells me that in the 1973 model year, 1973 T coupes had VIN #'s running from 9113100001 thru 9113101252. 1973 T Targas were 9113110001 thru 9113110781
E coupes 1,366 (numbers made)
E Targas 1055
S coupes 1430
S targas 925

RS's 1036 (we know more were made than this)

AND...27,660 914's of various engines...

RandyWebb
02-01-2004, 02:20 PM
But my '73 T coupe is # 9113102669(!)

Maybe they didn't count the 73 1/2 cars in that run??

admin_old
02-01-2004, 02:28 PM
".......Look for me with my RS, (White-Red, in Ltwt trim....)"

Hi Stacy,
I saw your reply AFTER returning from Dunkels. Sorry I missed it (your message, that is).

As for the '72MY production pics, you can see them here. (http://members.rennlist.org/911pcars/72index.htm)

Regards,
Sherwood

larry47us
02-01-2004, 02:52 PM
Here are the production numbers from 1973 from Paternie's Red Book:

1973 T Coupe 1,975
1973 T Targa 1,541
1973 T(US) Coupe 1,252
1973 T(US) Targa 781
1973.5 CIS T(US) Coupe 1,944
1973.5 CIS T(US) Targa 1,302
1973 E Coupe 1,366
1973 E Targa 1,055
1973 S Coupe 1,430
1973 S Targa 925
1973 RS Carrera 1,590

Maybe more interesting is the total number of cars produced. There were only 2,199 more cars produced in 1973, but between the RS and the 73.5 T's, Porsche produced 4,836 cars.

1972 = 12,962
1973 = 15,161

larry

jonnysocko
02-04-2004, 08:30 PM
Originally posted by RandyWebb
But my '73 T coupe is # 9113102669(!)

Maybe they didn't count the 73 1/2 cars in that run??

Randy, you'll notice that your car is number 2669, for the Ts there are over 10,000 made if you look closely at the serial number listings.

Zeke
02-04-2004, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by jonnysocko
Randy, you'll notice that your car is number 2669, for the Ts there are over 10,000 made if you look closely at the serial number listings. How do you come up with that? 911=model, 3=1973, 1=T, and 0=coupe. That leaves 2669 as the build no.

69Sman
02-04-2004, 09:34 PM
Sherwood, thanks for posting the pics. VERY cool!!!

yopurp
02-05-2004, 06:02 AM
I'd still like to find a source that tells how many Coupes were made with Sunroofs.

Francois Duval
02-05-2004, 09:29 AM
Just to ad a bit more confusion. What is the reference years ,
I mean production dates did you used. My 911 T has vin number 9113100165 but was build in july 1972 .......
cheers
RGruppe ( to be ) .
Francois

RandyWebb
02-05-2004, 01:56 PM
So does any body know what the last number is for 1973 T's (coupe sunroof)??

JCR
02-05-2004, 02:54 PM
Francois,
Based on the 4th digit of your VIN, you have an early production 73 model car. Production for a given model year typically begins the calendar year before. Usually September, but can be earlier.

larry47us
02-05-2004, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by JCR
Francois, Production for a given model year typically begins the calendar year before. Usually September, but can be earlier. In my case that certainly was true.

My 73E has a production number (and title) that is clearly '73, but according to the CofA, the car was delivered in September of '72.

larry

jonnysocko
02-09-2004, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by Zeke
How do you come up with that? 911=model, 3=1973, 1=T, and 0=coupe. That leaves 2669 as the build no.

oops, must've been late at night.