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Porsche VIN decoder

How to decode a VIN code is a question that comes up quite regularly and we’ve put together a comprehensive overview of the vehicle
identification numbers Porsche has used since the very beginning. In the early days, the number only showed the sequence of the cars
coming off the production line, but over the years the chassis number system has been enhanced and there is quite a lot you can find from
the special number attached to your car.

Model Year 1948-1958 (5 digit) Model Year 1959-1968 (6 digit)
Example: 84552 → MY1958 356A Example: 161281 → MY1965 356 C

X X X X X 356, 356 A 1 X X X X X 356 B, 356 C
2 X X X X X
Show cars with model year 1948-1958 901, 911 Coupé, 911 S Coupé, 911 R
3 0 X X X X

3 1 X X X X 911 S Coupé
3 2 X X X X

3 3 X X X X 911 Targa

3 5 X X X X 912 Coupé

4 5 X X X X 912 Coupé with body built at Karmann factory

5 0 X X X X 911 Targa, 911 S Targa

5 5 X X X X 912 Targa

Show cars with model year 1959-1968

Model Year 1968 (8 digit) Model Year 1969 (9 digit)
Example: 12801211 → MY1968 912 Coupé (Karmann) Example: 129010218 → MY1969 912 Targa

1 2 11 - 911 1 2 11 - 911
12 - 912 12 - 912
3 Model year: 8 - 1968 3 Model year: 9 - 1969

4 0 - 911S Coupé, 911L Coupé, 912 Coupé 4 0 - 912
(Karmann) 1 - 911T
1 - 911L Coupé 2 - 911E
2 - 911T Coupé, 912 Coupé 3 - 911S
3 - 911S Coupé
5 0 (or 2) - Coupé
5 - 911L Targa, 911S Targa
1 (or 2) Targa
6 - 911L Targa
7 - 911T Targa, 912 Targa 6 7 8 9 Serial number
8 - 911 Targa
9 - 911 R
Show cars with model year 1969
5 6 7 8 Serial number

Show cars with model year 1968

Model Year 1970-1979 (10 digit) Model Year 1980 (10 character)
911, 914/6, 924, 928 Example: 91A0134831 → MY1980 911 SC

Example: 9249204924 → MY1979 924 92 kW
1 2 – – 5 91 – – 1 - 911
92 – – 4 - 924
1 2 3 911 92 – – 8 - 928
914 - 914/6
924 3 Model Year: A - 1980
928
4 0 (zero)
930 - 911 Turbo
931 - 924 Turbo 6 0 - 928 170/177 kW
4 Model year: 0 - 1970, 1 - 1971 etc. 1 - 924 92 kW, 928 170 kW
2 - 928 S
5 0 - 912E 1976 3 - 911 SC, 924 85 kW
1 - 911T 1970-1971, 911T/E 1972-1973, 4 - 911SC, 924 Turbo 125 kW
911T/K 1973, 911 G-model 110 kW, 924 92 5 - 924 Turbo 110 kW
kW, 928 177 kW 7 - 911 Turbo
2 - 911E, 911 G-model S 118/121 kW, 911 SC,
7 8 9 10 Serial number
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 Show cars with model year 1980
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

914/4
Example: 4702913312 → MY1970 914/4

1 2 47 - 914/4

3 Model year: 0 - 1970 etc

4 5 29 - Body built by Karmann in Osnabrück (all
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Model Year 1981-... (17 character VIN)

996 Turbo/GT2. 2023 R .911 (G-model) R . 928.1994.2008 9 . Macan) K .1987. 2014 F .2002 70 . 944 S.1995. 964 997 . 944) U .Boxster/Cayman 2012-2016 928 MY1991-95. Cayenne) 13 14 15 16 17 Serial number.911 1989-1994 J . 2024 24 .front airbags only I . 924.Macan Targa/Cabriolet 964 .1981. .2007 8 . Panamera.944 Turbo X .2000 1 . 957 (2007- U . The letters O. Carrera GT 944 D .Neckarsulm Audi factory (924. 911 G-model Turbo. 968. 911 G-model Turbo 95B .1996. ex-Karmann.997 (911 2004-2011) N . 96 . Cayenne. 2021 N .1989. Panamera V6 993 . 2018 K .Germany (until 1989 West Germany) 2 P . 968 Cabriolet. 964 Turbo 986 .no side airbags J . Panamera.Stuttgart (911.1984.Panamera 2016-2023 5 Engine: 980 . 2019 L .911 2011-2018 GT.skipped P .2 959 Targa/Cabrio/Speedster. 2026 U . 924 2. 944 number: Coupé.skipped E .sports car or Panamera.1983. Carrera GT. First number might indicate D . 959.1995. 993 Turbo.2004 80 .924 S . Cayenne Hybrid E .2010 Turbo B .2009 11 Factory location: S . 944) PA . 2027 44 . Cayman S/R. 911 .1982.Osnabrück VW factory.911 SC Targa/Cabrio. 964 930 .2009 91 . Cayenne V6.718 Boxster/Cayman 2016-2019 944 2. 2020 M .Europe/RoW C .8. 2021 A .968 2 . 2019 L .1991.5 N/A MY1987-88.1990. Boxster 987 2A .911 1997-2004 90.1988. 981 .Uusikaupunki Valmet factory (Boxster 986 2010) was produced there 1997-2004.924 Turbo V . 944 S2.993 Targa 951 .7.2006 82 . 2024 S .Stuttgart (911.1997.1994.also side airbags K . Panamera A .Cayenne 4 5 6 ZZZ .1992.1998. 2026 30 .2004 5 . 982 .Cayenne 955 (2002-2007). 2028 X . 2029 Y .Leipzig (Cayenne.1989.944 W .924 Turbo 993/996/997 Cabriolet.1986.1993.924 Carrera GT Boxster. 92A .Cayenne 955 (2002-2007). 928 MY1983- 996 .Porsche 2 P .6/3. I and Q are not used in a VIN as they can be mistaken for numbers 0 and 1. 996 GT3. 993/996/997 Carrera. 968 Coupé.997 Turbo/GT2. 3. Cayenne S. 997 Speedster. Even with this rule. 2012 13 14 15 16 17 Serial number. 959.starting with MY2010 N .no airbags H . 937 . 2029 5B . ex-Karmann.Neckarsulm Audi factory (924. E . Cayman.6.1982.2005 81 .1985.5 N/A up to MY1986.2002 3 . 944 2.Uusikaupunki Valmet factory (Boxster 986 was produced there 1997-2004. Cayenne Turbo.996 (911 1997-2004) Cayman) 97 .2005 6 .1996. Panamera S/4S 9 Z . Show cars from model year 1981 and later Brief information on VIN numbers The 17 character Vehicle Identification Number was first described in ISO Standard 3779 in 1977 and was later revised in 1983. 2020 7 9 . Roadster/Speedster.0/Turbo/S.1999.skipped J . It is the current standard and is used all over the world by car manufacturers.2007 86 . 2018 F . First number might indicate modification. A . 997 10 Model year: GT3 3.1997.2000 64 . 2016 H . Also. 911 G-model Turbo 968 Coupé 970 .5/2.1993. 2011 D . Boxster.Leipzig (Cayenne. 997 2010) Carrera S/4S/GTS/Sport Classic/Speedster.1998.Cayenne 3 0 .Cayenne 958 (2010-2017) 2004-2010 and Cayman 987 2005-2011) 9 Checksum digit L .1981.964 (911 1989-1994) 1 .987 (Boxster/Cayman 2005-2012) 9 .1985.up to MY2009 M . 2015 G .971 (Panamera 2016-2023) 4 . 944 Turbo. 2025 28 .1988. 2017 2 .skipped 31 .2006 7 .2008 87 .911 2004-2011 Carrera/RS America/America 9PA . Macan) 10 Model year: K . 2023 11 .986 (Boxster 1997-2004) 8 . 957 (2007.930 (911 G-model Turbo) U .Porsche 3 0 . 968.skipped V .1984.Europe/RoW (Rest of World) USA/Canada Example: WP0ZZZ95ZJN100108 → MY1988 944 Turbo Example: WP0AA2995XS626544 → MY1999 911 996 Carrera Coupé 1 W . Boxster 986 987 . when the VIN is incorrect in official registers. Cayman) N .sports car or Panamera. 928.7.Europe/RoW 4 Body type: 7 8 – – – 12 Porsche model number or internal model A .911 Coupé. 928 from MY1991.911 G-model (until 1989) Panamera 924 B . 2028 51 .911 1993-1997 B .944 Cabriolet. Panamera C . hence the "K" (Boxster. 968. Carrera 991 .1987.Boxster 1997-2004 3. 2016 0 .980 (Carrera GT) 5 .964 Turbo 3. Boxster.964/996/997 Targa 928 C .Germany (until 1989 West Germany) 1 W .928 up to MY1990.Panamera 2009-2016 971 . Cayenne GTS. 2022 8 – – – 12 Porsche model number or internal model O .1986. Cayman.Boxster/Cayman 2005-2012 2.Carrera GT A .1992.1990. 2025 T .2001 2 . 2015 6 Airbags: G .1983.911 3. 2017 I . Carrera GT. 2014 F .95B Macan Y . 2011 C . Boxster/Cayman 987 base.911 G-model Turbo Cabriolet/America Roadster/Speedster.2.2003 71 .1999.Osnabrück VW factory. 2013 modification.2001 68 .982 (718 Boxster/Cayman 2016-2019) 7 .970 (Panamera 2009-2016) 3 .2003 4 .3.skipped number: P .1991.997 GT3 RS 4.993 (911 1993-1997) S . 2013 E . 2012 Hybrid D .981 (Boxster/Cayman 2012-2016) 6 .944 Turbo E .991 (911 2011-2018) 11 Factory location: 93 . 928 MY1981-82.2010 hence the "K" (Boxster.911 SC. Cayman. 2022 O . 931 .997 GT2 RS. no dashes or spaces are allowed in a VIN. there are several occasions. 2027 W . Cayenne) B .0 F . 1 . 944 2. 1 . Boxster 987 2004-2010 and Cayman 987 2005-2011) L .928 T .Cayenne 958 (2010-2017) Boxster 986/987 S.

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