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    Anyone with an early 1968 911T sportomatic that can share his or her badges?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse-911E 1969 View Post
    Anyone with an early 1968 911T sportomatic that can share his or her badges?
    I just remembered this thread and this car, which I saw in person in the Seattle area some years ago. I remembered it being a Sporto and in an unusual color; what I didn't remember was that it was a T. The badges, as you can see, are silver.

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    (a) 1970 911T Sportomatic coupe
    (b) 2016 E350 4MATIC wagon; parts hauler for (a)
    ESR #1474

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    Thanks, I think those are the correct 1968 911T badges!

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    I believe the above sea green Targa was sold twice by Road Scholars, according to them it was originally Bahama Yellow and was repainted 25+ years ago (by now) in Sea Green by Don Emory, so those may or may not be the original badges, given at that time originality wasn't as prized as it is today.

    The silver 1968 Sportomatic decklid with the gold badging posted earlier is from probably the most original 1968 (January build) Sportomatic in existence:

    https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/p...c-coupe/723749
    '70 911T Coupe
    '93 964 C2 Coupe

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwrm4 View Post
    The silver 1968 Sportomatic decklid with the gold badging posted earlier is from probably the most original 1968 (January build) Sportomatic in existence:

    https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/p...c-coupe/723749
    Outstanding car and it's a base 911 rather than a T.

    The late Patrick Paternie's Red Book doesn't indicate the color of the badging on 1968 models, US or ROW. Brett Johnson's Restorers Guide to Authenticity II describes the scripts as follows:

    For the 1967 model year the location of the script on both 911 and 912 moved up above the Porsche letter set to a central location below the rear grille; the color matched the letter set. These were straight as opposed to angled. There was also the addition of the 911S designation on appropriate models, also with gold finish. In 1968 there were two new engine types. These were 911T (aluminum) and 911L (gold). The others, 912, 911 and 911S remained as they were previously. In addition, a decal set was offered as used on the limited-production 911R...

    ...In 1968 an optional Sportomatic semi-automatic transmission was first offered... A raised script bearing the name, Sportomatic, was on vehicles so equipped from 1968 through 1971. It was either gold or bright-anodized aluminum depending on the other scripts on the car and was mounted directly below the engine designation script.
    It's not explicit in Johnson's guide whether the 1968 911 designation was in gold. We have the ~27K mile 911 coupe at RM Sotheby's as a data point to that effect. The Sea Green/ex-Bahama Yellow 911T targa has aluminum finished designations, consistent with what Johnson describes for '68 911Ts. Hopefully we'll get more data points for '68 Ts and '68 Sporto-equipped cars of all models.
    (a) 1970 911T Sportomatic coupe
    (b) 2016 E350 4MATIC wagon; parts hauler for (a)
    ESR #1474

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    Thanks for your reply— maybe other ‘68 owners can share pics?

    Does anyone know how many 1968 MY 911’s were delivered with a sportomatic?

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    Maybe silver color for the T version and gold color if comfort pack ?

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    I had a '68 SWT 911 normal Sporto and all the badging was gold.
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    1966 912. My first car. Bought it Nov. 25, 1988. Still have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT912 View Post
    I had a '68 SWT 911 normal Sporto and all the badging was gold.
    Thanks John! Do you know what date it was delivered (according to the Kardex)?

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    Hi Jesse,
    The lettering was golden for 911S/L and 911 normal for the US cars, ROW 911 normal were silver, ROW 911S/L golden scripts, 911T MY 1968 was silver in all countries.
    Hope it helps. I checked all my different spare parts books.
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