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912 VIN #s

Model Year Year Constructed VIN # Range
Coupe (Porsche)
VIN # Range
Coupe (Karmann)
VIN # Range
Targa (Porsche)
Engine Serial
Number Range
E = Export
I = Germany &
Sweden
1965 1965 (April - August)
350001 - 350699 450001 - 451500  (Est.) N/A

E:740001 - 744210

I: 830001 - 832090

1966 1965 350700 - 351970 451501 - 454470
1966 351971 - 353592 454470 - 458100

E: 744211 -750001

I: 832091 - 836000

1967 1966 354001 354970 458101 - 461140 550001 - 550019

E: 750001 -753430

I: 836001 - 836610

1967 354971 - 355601 461141 - 463204 550020 - 550544

E: 753431 - 756195

I: 836611 - 837070

1968 1967
12820001 - 12820427
12800001 - 12805598
12870001 - 12871217

E: 1085001 >  

I: 1080001 >

N. America: 1280001 >

1968
1969 1968 129000001 - 129000428 129020001 - 129023483 129010001 - 129010801

4090001 >

N. America: 4093001>

1969
1976 1975 9126000011 - 9126000765 N/A N/A 4060001 >
1976 9126000766 - 9126002099

Designation
 

Base Price in U.S. Dollars


1965: (European Delivery Only)

1966: $4,700.00 

1967: $4,790.00 Coupe / $5,140.00 Targa

1968: $4,950.00 Coupe / $5,350.00 Targa

1969: $5,235.00 Coupe / $5,615.00 Targa

1976: $10,845.00

 
Performance
Power / Weight Ratio (w/ Driver) 22.2 lbs. /  HP SAE 27.8 lbs. / HP SAE
Speed 0-60 11.6 Seconds 9.7 Seconds
Speed 0-80 19.9 Seconds 20.2 Seconds
Speed 0-90 24.7 Seconds 29.5 Seconds
1/4 Mile 18.1 Seconds 17.4 Seconds @ 76.4 MPH
Top speed 119 MPH 111 MPH
Lateral Acceleration N/A 0.78 G
 
Dimensions / Weights

Wheelbase

1965-68: 87” / 1969: 89.3”

89.45"
Overall Length 163.9" 169.0"
Overall Width 63.4" 63.4"
Overall Height 51.97" 52.8"
Ground Clearance 5.91" 5.6"
Dry Weight 2,095 lbs. 2,315 lbs.
Maximum Permissible Weight
2,870 lbs.
3,086 lbs.
Maximum Front Axle Load
1,256 lbs. 1,323 lbs.
Maximum Rear Axle Load
1,700 lbs. 1,852
Weight Distribution - Front / Rear
45% / 55%
43% / 57%
 
Chassis / Suspension
Track - Front / Rear 53.7" / 52.5" 53.1" / 52.4"
Frontal Area 18.4' Sq. N/A
Drag Coefficient 0.38 N/A
Steering ZF Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio 1:17.78 1:17.78
Turns - Lock-to-Lock N/A 3.1
Turning Circle 36.2' 34.0'
Disc Brake Rotor Diameter - Front / Rear 9.26" / 9.6" 11.1" / 11.4"
Stopping from 60mph 160' 155'
Stopping from 70mph N/A 204'
Stopping from 80mph 235' 279'
Wheel Size 1965-67: 15" x 4.5" / 1968-69: 15" x 5.5" 15" x 5.5" Steel / 14" x 5.5" Alloy
Tires 165 HR 15 165 HR 15 / 185 HR 14 Optional
Fuel Tank 16.4 U.S. Gallons / 62 Liters 21.1 U.S. Gallons / 80 Liters
Tank Range (Highway) 450 Miles 600 Miles
 
Engine
Type Flat-4 Pushrod Flat-4 Pushrod
Displacement 1,582cc 1,971cc
Stroke / Bore 74.0mm x 82.5mm 71.0mm x 94.0mm
Engine Dry Weight 287 lbs. / 130kg 342 lbs. / 155kg
Charging System

1965-67: 300w Generator

1968-69: 420w Generator

980w Alternator
Fuel Supply Mechanical Pump Electric Pump
Fuel Intake System 2 Solex 40 PII-4 Dual-Throat Carburetors Bosch L-Jetronic Air-Flow Fuel Injection
Battery Rating 45 Ah 44 Ah
Ignition Bosch Coil Capacitive Discharge
Crankshaft Forged Forged
Compression 9.3:1 7.6:1
Lubrication System Pressure System w/ By-Pass Oil Filter Pressure System w/ Full-Flow Oil Filter
Oil Capacity 4.25 Quarts 3.7 Quarts
Horsepower 102 SAE / 90 DIN @ 5,800 RPM 86 SAE @ 4,900 RPM
Torque 120 SAE / 90 DIN @ 3500 RPM 98 SAE @ 4,000 RPM
Redline 6,100 RPM 5,600 RPM
Milage 27.6 MPG Average 19 MPG City / 32 MPG Highway
 
Transmission - General Information
Axle Ratio

1965-68: 7:31:1 / 1969: 6.29:1

6.29:1
Final Drive Ratio 4.428:1 4.43:1
Weight w/ Transmission Fluid 110 lbs. N/A
Transmission Fluid Capacity 2.65 Quarts 3.2 Quarts

Transmission - Specific Types

Type
Key
Number
Gears 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Ring and Pinion Number Range Notes
902/0 30 4 11:34 / A 19:32 / H 24:27 / Q 28:24 / X N/A 7:31
Simplified
160001 -
162462
(to 7/26/65)
163001 -
165214
North America Standard
1965-67
902/1 32 5 11:34 / A 18:34 / F 22:29 / M 25:26 / S 28:24 / X 7:31
Simplified
220001 -
221721
(to 7/26/65)
234001 -
238942
International Standard 
1965-67
902/01 10 4 11:34 / A 19:32 / H 24:27 / Q 28:24 / X N/A 7:31
Simplified
1080001 -
1089999
North America Standard
1968
902/02 12 5 11:34 / A 18:34 / F 22:29 / M 25:26 / S 28:24 / X 7:31
Simplified
1280001 -
1289999
International Standard
1968
902.300/14
902.04
902/04
N/A 4 11:34 / A 19:32 / H 24:27 / Q 28:24 / X N/A 7:31
Simplified
109xxxx -
5090001 >
North America &
International Standard
1969
(Merged 11/68)
902/05 N/A 5 11:34 / A 18:34 / F 22:29 / M 25:26 / S 28:24 / X 7:31
Simplified
129xxxx -
5190001 >
North America &
International Standard
1969
(Merged 11/68)
902.300/16 N/A 5 11:34 / A 18:32 / GA 23:28 / O 26:25 / U 29:23 / Z 6:29 129xxxx -
5190001 >
North America &
International Standard
1969
(Merged 11/68)
902/06 N/A 5 11:34 / A 18:32 / GA 23:28 / O 26:25 / U 29:23 / Z 6:29 5195001 >
North America
Late 1969
902/50 92 5 11:34 / A 17:34 / E 20:31 / I 23:28 / O 26:25 / U
7:31
Simplified
9285001 
9285999

Close - Ratio
Option #1
1969
902/55 N/A 5 11:34 / A 17:34 / E 20:31 / I 23:28 / O 26:25 / U
6:29
N/A Close - Ratio Option #2
1969
902/60 N/A 5 11:34 / A 17:34 / E 20:31 / I 23:28 / O 26:25 / U 7:31
Simplified
N/A Close - Ratio Option #3
1969
923/02 N/A 5 11:35 / AZ 18:33 / HX 23:29 / NT 26:25 / QP 29:21 / TL
7:31
Reverse 12:21
5060001 - 1976






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