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Kardex Translations: German/English

July 13, 2010 | Research & Identification

By Dr. Brett Johnson

These are what some of the words on the Kardex mean (how to get the Kardex info on a COA). Many, if not most of these are generally not filled in. I am aware of three different types, which have slightly differing information. The earliest ones have the following:

Fahrgest.-Nr.: Chassis number

Motor-Nr.: Engine number

Getriebe-Nr.: Gearbox number

Zündschloß-Nr.: Ignition switch number/shift lock here also

Schlüssel-Nr.: Key number (door on early cars)/glovebox key here also

Kar. angel. am: Date the car was invoiced

ausgel. am : Delivery date

Motor-Änd.-Nr.: Replacement engine number

Getriebe-Änd.-Nr.: Replacement gearbox number

Farbe: Exterior color

Polsterung: Upholstery

Garantie bis: Warranty expiration

Armaturenbrett: Dashboard (color)

Teppich: Carpet

Himmel: Headliner

Sonderausführung: Special work performed

Sonderausstattung: Special equipment (options)

Händler: Dealer

Ort: City

Land : Country

Wagenbesitzer: Owner

Anschrift und Bem.: Address and notes

Later Kardexes have a couple of different fields and no longer had carpet, headliner and dashboard:

Abnahme-Besch: on these Kardexes means the date that the customer/dealer received it, while ausgel.am: completion date (Kar.angel.am is not on these Kardexes)
KD-Heft-Nr.: Service book number
Kfz.-Brief Nr.: Title number

Still later Kardexes have a couple more new fields and Sonderausführung and Sonderausstattung are combined:

Reifenfabrikat (or Reifen-Fabrikat): Tire type
Wagenauslieferung: Car delivery
100,000 km am: 100,000 km achieved on
G.uhr Plakette: date a wrist watch and a 100.000km badge are send to the owner in recognition of driving 100.000km in a Porsche [translation by Wulf Moennich]

In addition a warranty information was included at the bottom. Sometimes this continues onto the back of the card.

2 Comments

July 4 crop200
Tom Coughlin
September 05, 2013 at 3:53 PM
The COA for my Pre-A '55 lists Interior Material Color/Type as "Red Leatherette with Corduroy Inserts/A/CS". <br />PCNA tells me the /A is the code for Red Leatherette and /CS is the code for Corduroy.
July 4 crop200
Tom Coughlin
September 05, 2013 at 3:53 PM
The COA for my Pre-A '55 lists Interior Material Color/Type as "Red Leatherette with Corduroy Inserts/A/CS". <br />PCNA tells me the /A is the code for Red Leatherette and /CS is the code for Corduroy.