Porsche VIN number decode vehicle identification number

Porsche decode VIN vehicle identification number number

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The ISO standard VIN was introduced for the Porsche model year 1981.

VINs consist of 17 characters and for Porsche can be decoded as follows:-

VIN number WP0ZZZ99ZTS392124 on a Porsche 993 GT2.
PositionExplanationNorth America notes
1 W = German based manufacturer.
2 P = Porsche.
3 0 (zero) = Passenger car (applies to all except Cayenne and Macan) or 1 = SUV (applies to Cayenne and Macan).
4 for RoW = Z (filler) Engine.[1]
5 for RoW = Z (filler) Airbags (0 = none, 2 = at least 2).
6 for RoW = Z (filler) Model year.
7 First character of model type (read positions 7,8 and 12 together).
8 Second character of model type (read positions 7,8 and 12 together).
9 For RoW = Z (filler) Calculated checkdigit.
10 Year code.
11 Factory code.
12 Third character of model type (read positions 7,8 and 12 together).
13 Body configuration code or leading digit of serial number.
14 First digit of serial number.
15 Second digit of serial number.
16 Third digit of serial number.
17 Fourth digit of serial number.



Porsche VIN Decoder 
- If you want to know build information about your Porsche, this VIN decoder service will provide as much information as possible. Enter your complete 17 digit vehicle identification number (VIN). Once processed, you will receive an email from one of our associates the next business day with all information available. 

Information included:

  • Paint Code
  • Interior Trim Code
  • Options Code List
  • Warranty Start/Stop Dates
  • Open/Completed Recall Campaigns

This will not provide service history, contact your local Porsche Service Center to obtain service information.  For older Porsche models, limited information will be available. This service is ideal for 1995 or newer models. German translation may be required.    


What is a VIN?

vehicle identification number (VIN) (also called a chassis number or frame number) is a unique code, including a serial number, used by the automotive industry to identify individual motor vehiclestowed vehiclesmotorcyclesscooters and mopeds, as defined by the International Organization for Standardization in ISO 3779 (content and structure) and ISO 4030 (location and attachment).[1]

VIN stands for Vehicle Identification Number and, since 1981, is expressed as a 17-character serial number. Each of the positions in a VIN describes a specific aspect of the vehicle

Example VIN for 2011 Ford Fiesta

  • 3
  • F
  • A

The World Manufacturer Identification code, with the first character identifying the country of assembly (e.g. 1:United States)

  • D
  • P
  • 4
  • E
  • J

Characters used to identify vehicle attributes such as body style, model and engine type. Each manufacturer uses this section differently

  • 9

A Check Digit used to algorithmatically validate the entire VIN

  • B

Indicates the model year of the vehicle (e.g. B:1987 or 2011). Must sometimes be read with postion 7 in the VIN, in order to make an accurate determination

  • M

The plant in which the vehicle was manufactured. The code varies with each manufacturer

  • 1
  • 5
  • 6
  • 9
  • 3
  • 7

These last six digits are used to identify a specific vehicle within the border Year/Make/Model class


Where do I find the VIN?

If you are shopping for a New or Used vehicle you will usually find the VIN with the published listing information

You can also find a car's VIN in the following locations on the driver's side:

  • At the base of the windshield
  • In the doorjamb


Our free VIN Decoder allows you to obtain a vehicle's information instantly.

Just enter a VIN in the above field, click the DECODE button, and obtain:


  • Engine Specifications
  • Available Styles and Trims
  • Exterior and Interior Colors
  • Interior, Exterior and Safety Equipment
  • Vehicle Features and Technical Specifications
  • And more!

We support 17-character VINs from 1981 to the present.

Note: This product is intended to provide a general description of the information generated by the entered vehicle's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and some pieces of data may be general to that specific model and not entirely accurate for the vehicle specified.