Mine (1974-model) is in the bottom left-hand corner of the plate; week 43, day 5 (Friday).The following vehicles were made before the end of Dec 1972, and qualify for historic vehicle class with free road tax (at the moment!
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Cabrios seem to have had chassis numbers allocated before Karmann finished them, so the date of manufacture is later than the chassis indicates.
Some Campers were fitted out in the UK and may be around a year older than their registration date, so it's worth checking M-reg vehicles.
If your VW is pre-70 model year (pre-Aug 69), you will not find the production plate, and you will have to contact one of the addresses above, or estimate it from a comparison of chassis numbers. The factory paint code figures for this should be 07 (Brilliant Orange) and 06 (Pastel white) but I see no certain indication of that.
I think some numbers on the plate are the factory extras fitted.
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