Post by Lee Hedges on Dec 29, 2010 15:30:02 GMT -8
Inside the spare tire area, to the right of the aluminum VIN# plate is a stamped number. There has never been a conclusive explanation for this number by Karmann or anyone else. We (collective old-timers) believe it may be the consecutive numbering system for each model year (ie the 825th 1965).
What is the stamped # in your T34 and what is your VIN#? If we get enough stamped #s with VIN#'s then we should be able to make some assumptions.
Here's the stamped area in my 1965 M346 #345 012 044 with 509.
Here's John Kanter's 1963 M343 #0 101 960 and the stamped # showing is 4. Since that's a mid-October 1962 date, this kinda smashes my theory of the stamped # being representative of the consecutive number for each model year or even for each month. I'm at a loss to explain it now.
Last Edit: Jan 17, 2011 8:02:42 GMT -8 by Lee Hedges
Post by Jürgen Klein on Feb 16, 2011 13:45:24 GMT -8
Hi ! This is my "stamp" . My car has the Fin 345 109 225 . It was produced at February , 3rd , 1965 . Here is the picture :
1500 S Karmann Ghia `65 blue/white
1600 L `69 red/white
1600 L Automatik`68 green
1600 L Variant`72 achatbrownmetallic
TVR 3000 Taimar`79 red
BMW 318i`86 smaragdgreenmetallic
Suleica F 430 trailer`67
Yamaha SR 500 `78 red
Puch M 50 Racing`74 red
Post by Tristan Robson on Feb 20, 2011 9:54:13 GMT -8
vin 0 249 533 with 8 stamped beside the plate, but like others above, I suspect there are more numbers behind the plate. This car is under going resto, so the plate might get removed for new plate, I'll report back if so...