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VIN Decoder Porsche

Model 1959-1968 (6 digit)

1XXXXX / 2XXXXX 356 B, 356 C
30XXXX 901, 911 Coupe, 911 S Coupe, 911 R
31XXXX / 32XXXX 911 S Coupe
33XXXX 911 Targa
35XXXX 912 Coupe
45XXXX 912 Coupé with body built at Karmann factory
50XXXX 911 Targa, 911 S Targa
55XXXX 912 Targa




Model 1968 (8 digit)

1 / 2
11 - 911 / 12 - 912
3
Model year: 8 - 1968
4
0 - 911S Coupé, 911L Coupé, 912 Coupé (Karmann)
1 - 911L Coupé
2 - 911T Coupé, 912 Coupé
3 - 911S Coupé
5 - 911L Targa, 911S Targa
6 - 911L Targa
7 - 911T Targa, 912 Targa
8 - 911 Targa
9 - 911 R
5 6 7 8
Serial number


Model 1969 (9 digit)

1 2
11 - 911 / 12 - 912
3
Model year: 8 - 1969
4
0 - 912
1 - 911T
2 - 911E
3 - 911S
5
0 (or 2) - Coupé
1 (or 2) Targa
6 7 8 9
Serial number


Model 1970-1979 (10 digit)

1 2 3
911
914 - 914/6
924
928
930 - 911 Turbo
931 - 924 Turbo
4
Model year: 0 - 1970, 1 - 1971 etc.
5
0 - 912E 1976
1 - 911T 1970-1971, 911T/E 1972-1973, 911T/K 1973, 911 G-model 110 kW, 924 92 kW, 928 177 kW
2 - 911E, 911 G-model S 118/121 kW, 911 SC, 924 74/85 kW, 928 169 kW
3 - 911S 1.gen, 916, 911 G-model 121 kW, S 121 kW, S 129 kW, 911 SC, 924 74/85 kW
4 - 914/6, 911 Carrera 2.7 129 kW 1974, Carrera 2.7 118/121 kW 1975, 924 Turbo
5 - 911T/V
6 - 911 1.gen Carrera RS, 911 G-model Carrera 2.7 154 kW, Carrera 3.0, Carrera RS 3.0, Carrera RSR
7 - 911 Turbo 191 kW, 195 kW, 221 kW
8 - 911 Turbo 180 kW, 195 kW
6
0 - 911 Coupé, 924
1 - 911 Targa, 924
2 - 911 Coupé (Karmann)
3 - 914/6, 924
4 - 924
7 8 9 10
Serial number


Model 1980 (10 character)

1 2 - - 5
91 – – 1 - 911
92 – – 4 - 924
92 – – 8 - 928
3
Model Year: A - 1980
4
0 (zero)
6
0 - 928 170/177 kW
1 - 924 92 kW, 928 170 kW
2 - 928 S
3 - 911 SC, 924 85 kW
4 - 911SC, 924 Turbo 125 kW
5 - 924 Turbo 110 kW
7 - 911 Turbo
7 8 9 10
Serial number


914/4

1 2
47 - 914/4
3
Model year: 0 - 1970 etc
4 5
29 - Body built by Karmann in Osnabrück (all were)
6 7 8 9 10
Serial number


Model 1981 - ... (17 character VIN) - Europe / Rest of World

1
W - Germany (until 1989 West Germany)
2
P - Porsche
3
0 - sports car or Panamera, 1 - Cayenne
4 5 6
ZZZ - Europe / Rest of World
7 8 - - - 12
Porsche model number or internal model number:
911 - 911 G-model (until 1989)
924
928
930 - 911 G-model Turbo
931 - 924 Turbo
937 - 924 Carrera GT
944
951 - 944 Turbo
959
95B - Macan
964 - 911 1989-1994
968
970 - Panamera 2009-2016
971 - Panamera 2016-2023
980 - Carrera GT
981 - Boxster/Cayman 2012-2016
982 - 718 Boxster/Cayman 2016-2019
986 - Boxster 1997-2004
987 - Boxster/Cayman 2005-2012
991 - 911 2011-2018
993 - 911 1993-1997
996 - 911 1997-2004
997 - 911 2004-2011
9PA - Cayenne 955 (2002-2007), 957 (2007-2010)
92A - Cayenne 958 (2010-2017)
9
Z - Europe / Rest of World
10
Model year:
A - 2010
B - 1981, 2011
C - 1982, 2012
D - 1983, 2013
E - 1984, 2014
F - 1985, 2015
G - 1986, 2016
H - 1987, 2017
I - skipped
J - 1988, 2018
K - 1989, 2019
L - 1990, 2020
M - 1991, 2021
N - 1992, 2022
O - skipped
P - 1993, 2023
R - 1994, 2024
S - 1995, 2025
T - 1996, 2026
U - skipped
V - 1997, 2027
W - 1998, 2028
X - 1999, 2029
Y - 2000
1 - 2001
2 - 2002
3 - 2003
4 - 2004
5 - 2005
6 - 2006
7 - 2007
8 - 2008
9 - 2009
11
Factory location:
S - Stuttgart (911, 928, 959, 968, Boxster, Cayman)
N - Neckarsulm Audi factory (924, 944)
U - Uusikaupunki Valmet factory (Boxster 986 was produced there 1997-2004, Boxster 987 2004-2010 and Cayman 987 2005-2011)
L - Leipzig (Cayenne, Carrera GT, Panamera, Macan)
K - Osnabrück VW factory, ex-Karmann, hence the "K" (Boxster, Cayman, Cayenne)
12 13 14 15 16 17 Serial number. First number might indicate modification.


Model 1981 - ... (17 character VIN) - USA/Canada

1
W - Germany (until 1989 West Germany)
2
P - Porsche
3
0 - sports car or Panamera, 1 - Cayenne
4
Body type:
A - 911 Coupé, 924, 928 from MY1991, 944 Coupé, 968 Coupé, Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera
B - 964/996/997 Targa
C - 944 Cabriolet, 968 Cabriolet, 964 Cabriolet/America Roaster/Speedster, 993/996/997 Cabriolet, 997 Speedster, Boxster, Carrera GT
D - 993 Targa
E - 911 SC Targa/Cabrio, 3.2 Targa/Cabrio/Speedster, 911 G-model Turbo Targa/Cabriolet
J - 928 up to MY1990, 911 G-model Turbo Coupé
5
Engine:
A - 911 SC, 924 2.0/Turbo/S, 928 MY1981-82, 928 MY1991-95, 944 2.5 N/A up to MY1986, 944 2.7, 944 S, 944 Turbo, 968, 964 Turbo 3.3, 993/996/997 Carrera, Boxster 986 2.5/2.7, Boxster/Cayman 987 base, Carrera GT, Cayenne V6, Panamera V6
B - 911 3.2, 911 G-model Turbo, 928 MY1983-90, 944 2.5 N/A MY1987-88, 944 S2, 964 Carrera/RS America/America Roadster/Speedster, 996 Turbo/GT2, 997 Carrera S/4S/GTS/Sport Classic/Speedster, Boxster 986/987 S, Cayman S/R, Cayenne S, Panamera S/4S
C - 964 Turbo 3.6, 993 Turbo, 996 GT3, 997 GT3 3.6/3.8, Cayenne Turbo, Panamera Turbo
D - 997 Turbo/GT2, Cayenne GTS, Panamera Hybrid
E - 997 GT2 RS, Cayenne Hybrid
F - 997 GT3 RS 4.0
6
Airbags:
0 - no
2 - at least 2 airbags
7
9 - up to MY2009
A - starting with MY2010
8 9 10 11 12
Porsche model number or internal model number:
11 - 911 (G-model)
24 - 924
28 - 928
30 - 930 (911 G-model Turbo)
31 - 924 Turbo
44 - 944
51 - 944 Turbo
5B - 95B Macan
64 - 964 (911 1989-1994)
68 - 968
70 - 970 (Panamera 2009-2016)
71 - 971 (Panamera 2016-2023)
80 - 980 (Carrera GT)
81 - 981 (Boxster/Cayman 2012-2016)
82 - 982 (718 Boxster/Cayman 2016-2019)
86 - 986 (Boxster 1997-2004)
87 - 987 (Boxster/Cayman 2005-2012)
91 - 991 (911 2011-2018)
93 - 993 (911 1993-1997)
96 - 996 (911 1997-2004)
97 - 997 (911 2004-2011)
PA - Cayenne 955 (2002-2007), 957 (2007-2010)
2A - Cayenne 958 (2010-2017)
9 Checksum digit
10 Model year:
A - 2010
B - 1981, 2011
C - 1982, 2012
D - 1983, 2013
E - 1984, 2014
F - 1985, 2015
G - 1986, 2016
H - 1987, 2017
I - skipped
J - 1988, 2018
K - 1989, 2019
L - 1990, 2020
M - 1991, 2021
N - 1992, 2022
O - skipped
P - 1993, 2023
R - 1994, 2024
S - 1995, 2025
T - 1996, 2026
U - skipped
V - 1997, 2027
W - 1998, 2028
X - 1999, 2029
Y - 2000
1 - 2001
2 - 2002
3 - 2003
4 - 2004
5 - 2005
6 - 2006
7 - 2007
8 - 2008
9 - 2009
11 Factory location:
S - Stuttgart (911, 928, 959, 968, Boxster, Cayman)
N - Neckarsulm Audi factory (924, 944)
U - Uusikaupunki Valmet factory (Boxster 986 was produced there 1997-2004, Boxster 987 2004-2010 and Cayman 987 2005-2011)
L - Leipzig (Cayenne, Carrera GT, Panamera, Macan)
K - Osnabrück VW factory, ex-Karmann, hence the "K" (Boxster, Cayman, Cayenne)
12 13 14 15 16 17 Serial number. First number might indicate modification.