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    Help with 911S VIN

    Looking at a 1968 911

    here is the VIN

    11835XXX



    Is this a 911S? i am confused because it would have to have been imported. Dont have and engine number yet.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    According to the identification site I always go to (elferhelfer.de), this should be a 1968 911 Coupe, not an 'S'.
    As in "11" identifies "model 911", 8 referring to "1968 model year, not always production year", "3" referring to a "coupe", whereas a "0" there would have made it an "S coupe".
    That site also states that if the last 4 digits start with a "5" (like in your case, It would be a chassis produced at Karmann.

    Cheers, Patrick
    Last edited by patrick911; 01-11-2018 at 07:54 PM. Reason: made a mistake

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    btw, that site also indicates that the engine number for this model should be between "3080001" and "3080655".
    http://elferhelfer.de/fz-ident/1968.html
    If it is, it is more likely (but not guaranteed) that the engine is original to the car. Only a certificate of Originality (CoA) by Porsche can confirm that.

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    Thanks! It is a Karman coupe if that helps

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    Patrick is correct
    11835xxx is a USA 911 Coupe made by Karmann

    HOWEVER all the ones i have data on have engine numbers in the 328xxxx or 338xxxx as confirmed in numerous cases by Kardexes
    transmissions are 308xxxx 902/0, 318xxxx 905/00, and 328xxxx 902/1
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    Sent you a PM. My former 1969 S coupe was 119300141, 11=911 9=1969 3=S 0=coupe 0141=sequence.

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    the 68 numbering sequences were quite different and the S's had a 0 rather than a 3 identifying them as in later years - makes it confusing at first glance. Also the Karmann ones are not easily identified as they have the 5 in the fifth digit - a digit used only for serial number on all other cars in 1968
    here is the appropriate page in the spec book
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