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    1968 911 sportomatic question

    Hi all,

    I have a 18 September 1967 delivered 911 (1968 model year) coupe. It came with a sportomatic.

    Does anyone know how the setup of the 911 / sportomatic/ PORSCHE logo’s were on the engine lid?

    Found this picture in Brett his book, but that is a late 1968 engine lid with the three spoke engine grille:

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    Maybe an example picture would help 😊

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    Foto turned over

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    This also looks to have the later 3 spoke engine grille, but maybe the 911T and sportomatic logo are also correct for early 1968 model year cars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse-911E 1969 View Post
    This also looks to have the later 3 spoke engine grille, but maybe the 911T and sportomatic logo are also correct for early 1968 model year cars?
    The model designation badge over the Sportomatic badge is correct for 1968-71 cars. No other Sportomatic equipped cars (1972-73, middies and SCs) wore Sportomatic badges.
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    Thanks, and were the T cars equipped with silver 911T and silver Sportomatic badges? And the 911L and 911S with gold ones?

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    For 1969-71, the badges were silver only on Ts that did not have the M470 package, which consisted of velour carpet; "PORSCHE" decklid badging, model and transmission badging in gold; aluminum door sills; wide S rubber strips on bumpers and doors; wide chrome rocker panel trim; S instruments; rubber buffers on bumperettes; and a leather covered steering wheel. The badging in gold was standard on 1969-71 E and S models.

    It's worthwhile to note that Sportomatic wasn't available as an option on the 70-71 S. It returned as an option for the S in 1972 with the introduction of the 925 Sportomatic box, replacing the 905 and better able to handle the increased power and torque from the 2.4S engine. Hence you'll likely only see factory Sporto-badged Ss from 1968-69.

    I'm not 100% certain on the badging colors for 1968 models so will defer to our SWB experts.
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    (a) 1970 911T Sportomatic coupe
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    Thanks again

    Anyone with SWB info on colors on the 911T and Sportomatic badge?

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    Maybe on the 1967 build, early 1968 model year 911 cars there were gold batches?


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    My 68L sportomatic (octobre 1967)
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    Thanks! I would think that 911Luxus and 911S had gold badges, like yours

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