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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by 70SATMan View Post
    My experience as well and was why I asked.

    Jussy, your excitement is well deserved. She appears to be a beauty.. We mean well but, can be a tough crowd when the gauntlet is thrown down.
    Tough crowd? Nobody's asked for the date stamps off the wheels yet. :roll eyes:


    Looks like a fine car. Drive the wheels off it…and I mean that in the best possible way.

    Cheers,
    Mark
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  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by RSTarga View Post
    You would not have had the rubber buffers anyway as your car was built before the changes which occurred in January or February.
    Is there a factory reference for the US rubber buffers not beginning until January or February of 1973?
    The illustration page of my factory parts catalogue is dated 9/72, and shows the large rubber buffers.

    In any case, a delivery to California "in Spring, 1973" would imply a delivery sometime between late March and late June.

    Jon B.
    Vista, CA

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by RSTarga View Post
    You would not have had the rubber buffers anyway as your car was built before the changes which occurred in January or February.
    Porsche Workshop Manual 911
    Volume VI, Assembly Group 8/9, Section 8, Page 0.1-2/1 (USA only)

    Body Changes Effective With 1973 Models

    last line:
    Front and rear bumper horns of energy absorbing material effective with Sep-1-72 production.

    Jon B.
    Vista, CA

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSTarga View Post
    You would not have had the rubber buffers anyway as your car was built before the changes which occurred in January or February.
    Just curious....is this fact or conjecture?
    Brian
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    The DOT bumper regulations came into force for January 1973, not 1972. The earlier cars got rubber overriders on steel bumperettes. The big buffers were a temporary measure that Porsche came up with to comply until the 74 models came. Your car has a double bolt fan strap which was changed to single bolt around January. So it is doubtful you had the buffers.
    I'm sure there will be other opinions, maybe if one of the magazines might have pictures of an early road test.
    David

    '73 S Targa #0830 2.7 MFI rebuilt to RS specs

  6. #26
    David,

    The factory workshop manual clearly states that they were installed on US market cars effective September 1, 1972 production.
    Even if US regulations did not take effect until January 1973, the cars were built to those regulations beginning in September.
    Porsche did not build cars for the US market in September, October etc which could not be sold after December.

    Jon B.
    Vista, CA

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    Well I find that my 911S looks very good without these rubber buffers!
    1958 porsche 356A Speedster T2
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    I've just searched for these rubber bumperettes on US Spec 911s and have only seen them fixed to Ts and Es. Is it possible that the S did not have them?
    1958 porsche 356A Speedster T2
    1973 porsche 911S coupe

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfitton View Post
    When you receive your COA chances are it will not list a Becker Europa as the installed radio, but for sure that is not the correct radio faceplate for an early 911. Looks like what they installed in the early Mercedes Benz.
    porsche option code: 9342 Becker Europa US approved version radio
    1958 porsche 356A Speedster T2
    1973 porsche 911S coupe

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    Quote Originally Posted by jussy1254 View Post
    . . . porsche option code: 9342 Becker Europa US approved version radio . . .
    Still installed? . . .

    . . . then here's another thread . . .
    http://www.early911sregistry.org/for...-radio-in-dash

    Post some pics, won't you?

    Not-at-all a common/OE bit, so . . .

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