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Angry VIN number plate MISSING!!

In response to my last forum "Location of VIN #", I found that my car is MISSING the VIN plate. There are two small screw holes by the latch for the front hood, which means it was there at one time. Is there ANY way I can get a VIN number from the Porsche factory or anywhere else? I have the real VIN number on the Certificate of title. Is there anyway I can get them to make me a new one if I send a copy of the certificate of title, or anyone know what I can do? This could be a very nice original car when I'm finished restoring (cleaning) it, I'm the second owner.
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It is stamped in the body in the trunk area around the fuel tank as well. Pull up your carpet and take a look there. That is what everyone looks for as any plate that can be removed is not valid for ID on a car.

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As far as I know, it's a requirement that the VIN be visible from outside the car, for the benefit of the police, etc. Which is why mine is on the left A pillar, about halfway up.

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This is a 1969 911 by the way, I dont think they had to be visible back then.


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That is what everyone looks for as any plate that can be removed is not valid for ID on a car.
I dont understand this sentence can you please explain? Whats the A piller? A PIC?

I'm sure this spot by the trunk is where the vin was, there are two holes where it looks like the plate was screwed in. In my previous forum (search for it, sorry 56k aol bites) someone left a pic. As for being by the gas tank, theres no carpet so It's not there, I checked unless you have a pic and I can see if "it used" to be there.

Anyone know if I can get Porsche to reproduce the VIN plate?
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The Porsche dealer can order replacement VIN plates & Certification Lables. All you have to do is fill out parts bulletin Group 13 #D1 and provide Proof of Ownership (copy of valid registration or title). Plates are available only for U.S. certified cars. No plates are available for vehicles declared "total loss" or "salvage" by insurance co.'s. VIN plates are $45US. The location of the plate is on the A-Pillar behind the windshield. I am not sure if they can provide the plate in the trunk.
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I dont understand this sentence can you please explain? Whats the A piller? A PIC?
The "A" pillar is the post that is the drivers side windshield frame. I don't know about a 69, but on later cars, there is a metal tab about halfway up this pillar with the VIN. If you are standing outside the car, and look down through the windshield, you should see it, if it is there.

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Is this car registered ? If so wouldn't someone check that the car had a valid VIN when it was registered ?
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You can see the VIN plate in this pic, it is on the windshield frame, between Tyson's arm and the windshield wiper. You can even see the 2 rivets that hold it in place.



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Porsche Crest Legal?

I think if I had found ANY evidence of tampering, I would be a bit concerned of the legality of my car. Did you buy it from 'Joe's fly by night Porsche in Pasedena'?!!
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Thanks!! I found it! Its just the missing plate I'll check with my local dealer if they can order one for me. I was wondering what that thing was when I was in the drivers seat. I didn't see it on the right, I though it held together a crack or something . Anyone know any sites to check vin numbers with?

THANKS A LOT!

EDIT: By the way Perfect picture emcon5! Thanks!
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Ok, does anyone have a site where I can look up info on my VIN #?
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http://www.early911s.com/

This is the early S site but the decoder works for any early car.
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P911T,

You can always post it here and I'm sure you'll get plenty of help decoding it!

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119110642 is the VIN I'm not understanding the decoder.
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119110642 is the VIN I'm not understanding the decoder.
According to Bruce Anderson's book,

11 = 911
9 = 1969
1 = 911T
1 = Targa
0642 = sequential serial number

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Nothing about color? ok thanks a lot looks like all the stuff about my car is correct.
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And Gee...did I tell you to look through the windshield????? KIDS!
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A few days after I purchased my 911, while removing the front carpet to look around, I found that someone had tried to scratch the stamped VIN# near the gas tank off. They didn't succeed, but there is no doubt someone tried very hard. I assume mine was stolen at one point in time, but I really wouldn't know how to investigate it.

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Paul...you didn't type it slow enough!
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What Lionel trains do you have? I got the new ZW transformer, couple sets but don't have room to set em up, some day I'm definetly going to build it with the wood tracks next time, maybe use lionel o guage track just for switches, you got pics of your layout?
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