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    My COA came today....

    I guess I have a prototype 911 RS since my 1972 "T" came with a rear spoiler.... I guess it was kinda worth the $100.... I really wish they would get these things right.
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    Always nice to get..... I keep mine in my safely tucked away. Congrats !!
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    Nice to get but totally inaccurate like others..... Rear Spoiler?????? on a 1972? Comfort Package? lol.
    These are a joke for $100
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    The more they generate, the sadder the situation seems to get. I thought of getting one but balked at the potential to need to call up for a correction based on what is actually found on my car. They seem especially useless when seeing them offered as part of the sale of a car now.
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    May be it's just a bad translation from German!
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    As in most cases, it seems to be a translation problem. The option code set for one year can change for the next year. They do not have a proper crib sheet to decode the options. What I would ask them is to provide a list of option codes along with the translations. Then we can determine the proper translation if necessary. I think it is long overdue for the people on this forum to come up with a comprehensive, year by year, list of the options and their translation. I have started this task, but it is far from complete. I do not have much of the literature that is required. There have been snippets of literature here and there recently.
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    I wanted a "COA" on my 1970 280 SE. I emailed them at: classicparts@mbusa.com, at 12:11 pm. At 12:21 pm I had an email back with the info below as well as the attachment. Same day, 10 minutes later at no cost.....

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    chassis number: 108 019 12 054368
    engine number: 130 980 12 041481
    transmission number: 009214
    key code: HZ 0370
    exterior color code: 050 - white]
    interior color code: 241 - black leather
    option codes:
    401 single seats
    423 power steering / automatic transmission, column shift
    461 instruments in English
    491 USA version
    503 outside side view mirror, left
    513 Becker radio
    524 paintcoat preservation
    540 seat adapter between front seats
    587 folding armrest
    598 heat insulated glass / heated rear pane
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    Mine came in spot on as far as I know. I'm curious, how do you know the COA is inaccurate? At the age these things are, they could have been modified down the pike.
    For example, my Dad got this 69S in 87 and it had wierd modernizations put in it: a Porsche 70's era reflector with the plastic bumpers on the back, plastic square mirrors, a speaker/ headrest setup in the back seats, bumperettes taken off, and a Pioneer tape deck with an amp hardwired in the trunk. Most has been changed out and parts replaced with original style stuff. I'm still on a quest for cheap Durant mirrors, mine are replicas; I'll beat Ebay one day, you'll see
    But I heard duck tails were all the rave when the RS came out, and a lot of other things done to make these things track cars. So how do you know the COA is off or vice versa?

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    Mine was spot on from what I can, and explained a lot of things I did not know about the car. I am REALLY glad that they offer this as I learned stuff that I had no idea about.

    But I do understand the frustration of folks who's COA is inaccurate. I would just keep engaging with them to get the real story.
    Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by NV Stig View Post
    So how do you know the COA is off or vice versa?
    The rear spoiler came on the 1973 RS, this is probably a Dec 1971 production 911T. The spoiler did not exist at the time so it could not be factory installed. That is what the COA is for: to document the factory installed equipment as originally delivered. Obviously whatever the option included was is not a spoiler, but something else.
    Chad, what is the actual paint code on the badge? I'd guess 936-9-3, but earlier in the MY it was still 925.
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