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    1968 Model Year Changes - month by month

    I bought a 1968 911L targa a few years ago so I’ve been collecting data from Kardex files and COAs published on the Web to better understand when the numerous changes occurred during the 1968 model year. Here is a synopsis of when the various models were released and when the model year changes occurred. Please let me know if you have additional information to add and I’ll update this list.

    -Eric

    1968 model year changes - month by month

    21 June 1967 - 1st 911L USA - 11805002

    21 July 1967 - 1st 911S - 11800002
    26 July 1967 – 1st 911L Targa ROW - 11860002
    26 July 1967 – 1st 911S Targa - 11850016
    ?? July 1967 – 1st 911L ROW - 11810028

    14 August 1967 – 1st 911T ROW - 11820036
    18 August 1967 - 1st 911 USA - 11830021
    22 August 1967 – 1st 911 Targa USA - 11880001
    ?? August? 1967 - Last car with fixed rear view mirror - ??

    13 September 1967 – 1st 911T Targa ROW - 11870032
    22 September 1967 - 1st 911L ROW with 901/30 rally engine - 11810177

    11 October 1967 – 1st fixed window targa - 11850065 - See Note 1 below
    13 October 1967 – 1st 911L Targa USA - 11855021

    06 November 1967 - 1st MY 911R - 18899002P
    Mid November 1967 – 1st car with no center bar in engine lid - 11860114 - See Note 2 below

    19 December 1967 - 1st 911T/R - 11820470
    28 December 1967 – Latest aluminum block - 11860141
    28 December 1967 – Latest elephant hide interior - 11860141

    02 January 1968 – 1st seats with integrated headrests
    ~9 January 1968 - switch over to magnesium block, see Note 3 below
    10 January 1968 – 1st magnesium block - 11850187

    02 February 1968 - 1st 911 Karmann coupe - 11835117

    14 March 1968 - Last 911R - 11899017

    22 April 1968 - 1st 911T Karmann coupe - 11825233

    11 July 1968 - Last 911 T/R (T with S engine) - 11820912
    29 July 1968 – Last 1968 model year car produced - 11855122

    Note 1 - See post #35 from Brett Johnson for details on serial numbers and completion dates for all targa models
    Note 2 - See post #44 from Brett Johnson for details on serial numbers for all models
    Note 3 - See post #474 from Allen Henderson in the Type 901/xx Engine Build ##'s thread

    https://www.early911sregistry.org/fo...llen+henderson
    Last edited by Eric Gratz; 12-07-2020 at 06:11 PM. Reason: 1) Added rally race versions; corrected 1st 911T Targa ROW 2)updated fixed window & rear window info.

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    This is great, could you add the VIN's and dates to your list that you collected.
    1968 911T R.O.W. / 68S engine.

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    Mine has the headrest

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    Here's my COA for my US-delivered 911L #11805200:

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    Early 911S Reg #3096
    "Chester" - 1968 911L, Tangerine Orange (Blutorange-6809), All Original, Numbers Matching & just a little bit of rust ...
    "The Beast" - 2010 911 4S Cab, Triple Black, 6 Speed MT, SSK, PSE with Fabspeed Sport Headers and 200-Cell Cats
    "The Truck" - 2019 Cayenne Turbo, Jet Black Metallic, Sport Chrono, Rear Axle Steering & PSCB Brakes (for haulin' stuff...)

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    Soft window, Elephant hide, center bar deck lid, aluminum case engine, vinyl headliner (when did they switch to velour?)

    Interestingly, my car left the factory on the same day as targa68softback's car. They put the delivery date (10/18/67) on the COA, but the Kardex says it left the factory on 10/13/67.
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    I don't understand this:
    04 October 1967 – 1st 911 USA - 11830133
    our COA states:
    27 September 1967 - 11830116
    I'm sure there are others earlier.

    Karla

    Jim and Karla Kirk
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    Hi Karla,

    The table only lists the known earliest cars. Your car is now the earliest known 911 USA, so I've updated the table until an earlier one pops up.

    -Eric

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Gratz View Post
    I bought a 1968 911L targa a few years ago so I’ve been collecting data from Kardex files and COAs published on the Web to better understand when the numerous changes occurred during the 1968 model year. Here is a synopsis of when the various models were released and when the model year changes occurred. Please let me know if you have additional information to add and I’ll update this list.

    -Eric

    1968 model year changes - month by month
    21 July 1967 - 1st 911S - 11800002
    26 July 1967 – 1st 911L Targa ROW - 11860002
    ?? July 1967 – 1st 911L ROW - 11810028

    19 August 1967 – 1st 911S Targa - 11850027
    22 August 1967 – 1st 911 Targa USA - 11860002

    06 September 1967 – 1st 911L USA - 11805014
    15 September 1967 – 1st 911T ROW - 11820119
    27 September 1967 – 1st 911 USA - 11830116

    13 October 1967 – 1st 911L Targa USA - 11855021

    27 November 1967 – 1st car with no center bar in engine lid - 11860114
    28 November 1967 – 1st fixed window targa - 11850132

    28 December 1967 – Latest aluminum block - 11860141
    28 December 1967 – Latest elephant hide interior - 11860141

    02 January 1968 – 1st seats with integrated headrests
    10 January 1968 – Earliest magnesium block - 11850187
    16 January 1968 – 1st 911T Targa ROW - 11870032

    29 July 1968 – Last 1968 model year car produced - 11855122
    Hi Eric,
    I don't know if this information is helpful but you can add it to your database:
    My 911L was completed 23 October 1967 11810218. Delivered to UK so ROW model. Engine no. 3180064/901/07, sportomatic transmission 3180080/905/00. Colour Polo Red 6802. interior is Black with Elephant Hide inserts (COA just says Black Leatherette.
    Can one find a copy of the Cardex for a car?
    It's great to find as much info about 1968 models as possibles, well done.
    Best wishes
    Graham

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    Here's my COA and Will post Kardex later.....

    Great thread!

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    Someone should start a 911L Registry. Mine: Row delivered December 13, 1967 , elephant hide, aluminum case, sunroof, sporto(now converted 5 speed) factory driver side sport seat, Ossi Blue. Chris
    1. Chris-Early S Registry#205
    2. '70 911S Tangerine
    3. '68 911L Euro Ossi Blue

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