Porsche VIN Number Decoder Model 1981

Porsche VIN Number Decoder Model 1981

WP0 ZZZ 99 Z 3 S 6 0 1234
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1     =          World Manufacturer Identifier Code (WMI)
                   WP0 = Porsche sports car

WP1 = Porsche Cayenne; Macan

2     =         Filler
                  ZZZ as the filler for European VINs or VDS code for the so-called US VIN

VDS code for U.S. VIN (for sports cars):

                        4. Position:        A = Coupé, B = Targa, C = Cabrio

5. Position:        Engine code

6. Position:        Restraint systems      0 = belt, 2 = belt + airbags

Characteristics concerning the Indian market:
According to Indian regulations, the time of manufacture has to be indicated in the 5th and 6th positions of the VIN.
5. position = month of manufacture (January to December – indicated by letters A to M)
6. position = year of manufacture (number/letters analogues to the 10th position, however, the
year of manufacture (calendar year) can differ to the model year (10th position).
Designation Type VDS Code for USA VIN
Boxster 987 CA2
Boxster „Black Edition“ 987 CA2
Boxster S 987 CB2
Boxster S „Black Edition“ 987 CB2
Boxster R (Spyder) 987 CB2
Boxster 981 CA2
Boxster S 981 CB2
Cayman 987 AA2
Cayman S 987 AB2
Cayman R 987 AB2
Cayman 981 AA2
Cayman S 981 AB2
Cayman GT4 981 AC2
911 Coupe C2/C4 991 AA2
911 Coupe C2 S/C4 S 991 AB2
911 Targa C4 991 BA2
911 Targa C4  S 991 BB2
911 Cabrio C2/C4 991 CA2
911 Cabrio C2 S/C4 S 991 CB2
911 Turbo Coupe 991 AD2
911 Turbo Convertible 991 CD2
911 GT3 991 AC2
911 GT3 RS Coupe 991 AF2
911 Coupé  C2/C4 -3,6 litre 997 AA2
911 Coupe C2 „Black Edition“ 997 AA2
911 Coupé S  C2/C4 3,8 litre 997 AB2
911 Coupe S/GTS 997 AB2
911 Targa C4 3,6 litre 997 BA2
911 Targa S C4 3,8 litre 997 BB2
911 Convertible  C2/C4 3,6 litre 997 CA2
911 Cabrio C2 „Black Edition“ 997 CA2
911 Convertible  C2/C4 3,8 litre 997 CB2
911 Speedster 997 CB2
911 Turbo S Coupe 997 AD2
911 Turbo S Convertible 997 CD2
911 GT2 RS Coupe 997 AE2
911 GT3 / GT3 RS Coupe 997 AC2
911 RS 4.0 997 AF2
Carrera GT 980 CA2
918 Spyder 918 CA2
Cayenne V6 3,2 litre and from MY 2008 V6 3,6 litre 9PA AA2
Cayenne V8 4,5 litre and from MY 2008 V8 4,8 litre 9PA AB2
Cayenne V8 4,5 litre Turbo and from MY 2008 V8 4,8 litreTurbo 9PA AC2
Cayenne V8 GTS 4,8 litre Turbo 9PA AD2
Panamera 3,6 litre 970 AA2
Panamera S 4,8 L 970 AB2
Panamera Turbo 4,8 L 970 AC2
Panamera S Hybrid 970 AD2
Panamera Diesel 970 AE2
Panamera GTS 4,8 L 970 AF2
Panamera S long 970 BB2
Panamera Turbo long 970 BC2
Cayenne 3,6 l 92A AA2
Cayenne S 3,6 l 92A AB2
Cayenne Diesel 3,0 L 92A AF2
Cayenne (TFSI) 3,0 L (for China) 92A AG2
Cayenne S 4,8 L 92A AB2
Cayenne Turbo and Turbo S 4,8 L 92A AC2
Cayenne S Hybrid 3,0 L 92A AE2
Cayenne S Diesel 4,2 L 92A AH2
Cayenne GTS 4,8 L 92A AD2
Macan S 3,0 L 95B AB2
Macan S Diesel 3,0 L 95B AD2
Macan Turbo 3,6 L 95B AF2
3 =    Type designation
                     1st and 2nd positions of the internal vehicle type designation (here: 99 = 996)
Model designation

Porsche inside

Model designation

Porsche external

(Sales designation)

expressed in MY

Construction time

356 356 1948 – 1955
356 A 356 A 1955 – 1959
356 C 356 C 1959 – 1963
911 911 1965 – 1973
911 SC 911 SC 1974 – 1983
911 Carrera 911 Carrera 1984 – 1989
930 911 Turbo 1975 – 1989
964 911 Carrera 1989 – 1994
993 911 Carrera 1994 – 1998
996 911 Carrera 1998 – 2005
996 GT3 911 GT3 1999 – 2005
997 911 2005 – 2011
991 911 2011 –
912 912 1968 – 1969
912 E 912 E 1976 – 1976
914 914 1969 – 1976
924 924 1976 – 1985
931 924 Turbo 1979 – 1982
928 928 1978 – 1995
944 944 1982 – 1991
951 944 Turbo 1986 – 1991
959 959 1987 – 1988
968 968 1992 – 1995
970 Panamera 2009 –
980 Carrera GT 2004 – 2006
918 918 Spyder 2014 –
986 Boxster 1997 – 2005
987 Boxster 2005 – 2011
987 Cayman 2005 – 2011
981 Boxster 2011 –
981 Cayman 2011 –
9PA Cayenne 2003 – 2010
92A Cayenne 2010 –
95B Macan 2014 –
According to new regulations, the U.S./Canadian VIN must have a letter on the 7th position as from 2010. In all Porsche cars, the number “9“ (first position of type) is replaced by the letter “A“.
For the Mexican, Brazilian, Chinese and Korean markets, the so-called U.S. VIN comprising the number “9“ at the 7th position is maintained.
4     =         Filler “Z”
                  For U.S. VIN and Indian market: Check digit (0 – 9 or X)
5   =   Model Year
                  (For Porsche, the model year normally begins on 1 August of the previous year)
For Cayenne:
The Cayenne 9PA became with Introduction of the second model generation already in the first half-year in 2007 the model year 8 award.
E = 1984 K = 1989 R = 1994 X = 1999 4 = 2004 9 = 2009 E = 2014
F = 1985 L = 1990 S = 1995 Y = 2000 5 = 2005 A = 2010 F = 2015
G = 1986 M = 1991 T = 1996 1 = 2001 6 = 2006 B = 2011 G= 2016
H = 1987 N = 1992 V = 1997 2 = 2002 7 = 2007 C = 2012 H = 2017
J = 1988 P = 1993 W = 1998 3 = 2003 8 = 2008 D = 2013 J = 2018
Specific features:
The following models get in the VIN already as of beginning of production in the model year B (MY 2011) the model year C (MY 2012):
Boxster S „Black Edition“
Boxster „Black Edition“ China
Boxster R
Cayman R
997 II Special model “Black Edition” of C2 Coupe & Cabrio
The type Boxster 981 get in the VIN already as of beginning of production in the model year C (MY 2012) the model year D (MY 2013). The type Cayman 981 get in the VIN already as of beginning of production in the model year D (2013) the model year E (2014).
For typing technical reason the 997 RS 4.0 (beginning of production MY 2012) get in the VIN the model year B (MY 2011).
The Cayenne GTS get in the VIN already as of beginning of production in the model year C (MY 2012) the model year D (MY 2013).
Exception: Only for Turkey – Cayenne GTS get the VIN of model year C (MY 2012).
6 =         Assembly Plant
                  S = Stuttgart

N = Neckarsulm

U = Valmet / Finland

L = Leipzig

K = Osnabrück (former Karmann company)

7 =    Type designation
3. position of the internal vehicle type designation (see above, Item 3; here: 6 from 996)
For Cayenne:
In MY2004, 674 vehicles with type code 9P0 instead of 9PA were produced, i.e., on these vehicles, on the 12th character of the VIN there is a zero “0”. This concerns vehicles with the VIN range WP1ZZZ9PZ4L002845 to WP1ZZZ9PZ4L003419.
8     =         Body code (on the Porsche Sports car)
On the Cayenne and Macan the 13th character of the VIN belongs to the serial number.
In the 997, 991 and 987, 981 models, the body code is encoded in the counting number as from MY 2010 (at the latest) (this numbering may change annually; see table below under Item 9) and can differ from the following table.
Vaiations are possible!
  968 911 964 970 991 993 996 997 986/987/981 980
0 Coupé Coupé Coupé Panamera C

Coupe C2

Coupé Carrera Coupe

+ Black Edition

Boxster Targa
1

Panamera U.S.

Coupe C2 S

Coupé Carrera Coupe

Coupe S/GTS

Boxster U.S.
2 Coupé U.S. Coupé U.S. Coupé U.S. Panamera Pirol

Coupe C2 S U.S.

Coupé U.S. Carrera Coupe

Coupe S/GTS

Targa

Boxster S
3 Convertible Targa

Panamera

Pirol

U.S.

Cabrio C2 Convertible Carrera C2/C4 S Coupé

Convertible

Targa S

Boxster S U.S.
4 Convertible U.S. Targa Targa U.S.

Panamera S Hybrid +

U.S.

Cabrio C2 + S

U.S.

Convertible U.S. Convertible Carrera C2/C4 S Coupé

Cabrio S/GTS

Convertible U.S.

Boxster R U.S.
5 Convertible Convertible Panamera

S

Cabrio C2 S

U.S.

Carrera Convertible Cayman
6 Targa U.S. Convertible

U.S.

Panamera

S

U.S.

Carrera C2/C4 Cabrio and S Cabrio

Coupe and Turbo S

Cayman U.S.
7 Convertible U.S. Turbo Turbo

Convertible

Carrera C2/C4 S Convertible Turbo S

GT2 RS Coupe

Cayman S
8 Turbo U.S. Panamera

Turbo S

Targa Cup

(Race)

Turbo Coupé

Coupe Black Edition

GT3 RS

RS 4.0

Cayman S U.S.
9 Panamera

Turbo S

U.S.

Cup

(Race)

GT3 GT3

GT3 Cup

GT3 RSR

GT3 R

Cabrio Black Edition

Speedster

Boxster Black Edition

Boxster S Black Edition

Cayman R

9 =       Serial number
                  Sports car: 4-digit : 0000 to 9999 (up to approx. 2010), then 5 digits.
                  Cayenne, Macan, Panamera, 918: 5-digit
Examples for blocks of numbers
(could differ from other than the shown model years)
Engine 4. – 6. position VIN sequence
(may change annually!)
Cayenne (9PA)
Cayenne 3,0 litre Diesel from 2009-2010 ZZZ 20001 – 30000
Cayenne3,2 litre from MY 2008 V6 3,6 litre ZZZ 00001 – 19999
Cayenne 3,2 litre from MY 2008 V6 3,6 litre VDS Code AA2 20001 – 39999
Cayenne4,5 litre from MY 2008 V8 4,8 litre ZZZ 40001 – 59999
Cayenne 4.8 litre Transsyberia ZZZ 40001 – 50000
Cayenne 4.8 litre Transsyberia VDS Code AD2 40001 – 50000
Cayenne 4,8 litre S 2nd generation ZZZ 50001 – 60000
Cayenne4,5 litre from MY 2008 V8 4,8 litre VDS Code AB2 60001 – 79999
Cayenne GTS 4,8 litre ZZZ 60001 – 80000
Cayenne4,5 Turbo from MY 2008 V8 4,8 litre Turbo ZZZ 80001 – 89999
Cayenne4,5 Turbo from MY 2008 V8 4,8 litre Turbo VDS Code AC2 90001 – 99999
Macan (95B), from MY 2014
Macan ZZZ 00001 – 50000
Macan S, 3,0 litre petrol ZZZ 50001 – 69999
Macan S Diesel, 3,0 litre Diesel ZZZ 75001 – 89999
Macan Turbo, 3,6 litre petrol ZZZ 90001 – 99999
Panamera, MY 2013
Panamera 3,6 litre ZZZ 00001 – 99999
Panamera 3,6 litre VDS Code AA2 10001 – 99999
Panamera S 4,8 ZZZ 40001 – 59999
Panamera S 4,8 VDS Code AB2 60001 – 79999
Panamera Turbo ZZZ 80001 – 89999
Panamera Turbo VDS Code AC2 90001 – 99999
Boxster and Cayman (987), MY 2013
Boxster ZZZ 00001 – 10000
Boxster VDS Code CA2 10001 – 20000
Boxster S ZZZ 20001 – 30000
Boxster S VDS Code CB2 30001 – 40000
Boxster R ZZZ 40001 – 45000
Boxster R VDS Code CB2 45001 – 50000
Cayman ZZZ 50001 – 60000
Cayman VDS Code AA2 60001 – 70000
Cayman S ZZZ 70001 – 80000
Cayman S VDS Code AB2 80001 – 90000
Boxster and Cayman (981), MY 2014
Boxster ZZZ 10001 – 20000
Boxster VDS Code CA2 20001 – 30000
Boxster S ZZZ 30001 – 40000
Boxster S VDS Code CB2 40001 – 50000
Cayman ZZZ 60001 – 70000
Cayman VDS Code AA2 70001 – 80000
Cayman S ZZZ 80001 – 90000
Cayman S VDS Code AB2 90001 – 99999
911 (997), MY 2013
997 Coupé ZZZ 00001 – 06000
997 Coupé VDS Code AA2 06001 – 10000
997 Coupe S ZZZ 10001 – 20000
997 Coupe S VDS Code AB2 20001 – 25000
997 Targa 4 ZZZ 25001 – 28000
997 Targa 4 VDS Code BA2 28001 – 30000
997 Targa 4S ZZZ 30001 – 33000
997 Targa 4S VDS Code BB2 33001 – 35000
997 Convertible ZZZ 35001 – 40000
997 Convertible VDS Code CA2 40001 – 45000
997 Convertible S ZZZ 45001 – 54000
997 Convertible S VDS Code CB2 54001 – 60000
997 Speedster ZZZ 95001 – 95500
997 Speedster VDS Code CB2 95501 – 96000
997 Turbo Coupe ZZZ 60001 – 66000
997 Turbo Coupe VDS Code AD2 66001 – 70000
997 Turbo Convertible ZZZ 70000 – 73000
997 Turbo Convertible VDS Code 73001 – 76000
997 GT2 RS ZZZ 76001 – 78000
997 GT2 RS VDS Code AE2 78001 – 80000
997 GT3 / GT3 RS ZZZ 80001 – 83000
997 GT3 / GT3 RS VDS Code AC2 83001 -85000
997 GT3 CUP ZZZ 98001 – 98500
997 GT3 R ZZZ 99501 – 99600
997 GT3 RSR ZZZ 99801 -99999
911 (991) MY 2014
997 Coupé ZZZ 00001 – 06000
997 Coupé VDS Code AA2 06001 – 10000
997 Coupe S ZZZ 10001 – 20000
997 Coupe S VDS Code AB2 20001 – 25000
997 Targa 4 ZZZ 25001 – 28000
997 Targa 4 VDS Code BA2 28001 – 30000
997 Targa 4S ZZZ 30001 – 33000
997 Targa 4S VDS Code BB2 33001 – 35000
997 Convertible ZZZ 35001 – 40000
997 Convertible VDS Code CA2 40001 – 45000
997 Convertible S ZZZ 45001 – 54000
997 Convertible S VDS Code CB2 54001 – 60000
997 Turbo Coupe ZZZ 60001 – 66000
997 Turbo Coupe VDS Code AD2 66001 – 70000
997 Turbo Convertible ZZZ 70000 – 73000
997 Turbo Convertible VDS Code CD2 73001 – 76000
997 GT3 ZZZ 80001 – 83000
997 GT3 VDS Code AC2 83001 -85000
997 GT3 CUP ZZZ 98001 – 98500
997 GT3 RSR ZZZ 99801 -99999
918 Spyder (918) MY 2014
918 Spyder ZZZ 00001 – 99999
918 Spyder VDS Code CA2 00001 – 99999