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Porsche 911 964 (All Years) – VIN Numbers

Porsche 911 964 (All Years) - VIN Numbers

Porsche 964 VIN Numbers

Below is our detailed explanation of the 964 VIN codes. Our easy to use guide should help you find what you need quickly. The first part of this appendix provides the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) code breakdowns. From this information it will then be possible for a potential 964 purchaser to determine the validity of the VIN when doing a pre purchase inspection. We went to great effort to ensure our data is accurate but as always we recommend that you check elsewhere too because errors do happen and getting reliable data from that era isn’t easy.

Also see: 964 Transmission Codes, 964 Engine Codes, 964 Technical Research

Porsche 964 VIN Decoder

The easiest way to correctly identify a 964 is to check the vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN is a 17 digit international code. The VIN used by Porsche for the whole 964 series is the international 17 digit system.

There are two VINs for the 964 Porsche:

  • Rest of the world (ROW).  VIN identifies the 964 as being built to ROW specifications. Example: WPOZZZ96ZKS401786 = 1989 Carrera 4 Coupe.
  • USA VIN (USA). The USA VIN identifies the 964 as being built to US specifications. Example: WPOCB2969RS465274 = 1994 Speedster.

Where to Find the VIN in a 964 Porsche:

  • Rest of the world (ROW). The VIN is found on a data plate, installed in the luggage compartment attached to the right front inner fender. It is very near the right headlight assembly.
  • USA VIN (USA). The VIN is found on a plate attached to the left front A pillar and can be viewed from the outside through the windshield.

Deciphering Porsche 964 VIN Codes

Digit Code Explanation
1 W Country of origin (Federal Republic of Germany)
2 P Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG
3 0 Passenger car
4
Z ROW market designation
A Coupe body style (USA)
B Targa body style (USA)
C Cabriolet body style (USA)
5
Z ROW market designation
A Turbo 3.3 liter (USA)
B Naturally aspirated 3.6 liter (USA)
C Turbo 3.6 liter (USA)
6
Z ROW marker designation
0 Seat belts only (USA)
2 Seat belts and air bags (USA)
7,8 96 First part of type number or auftragsnttmmer
9
Z Fill in digit for ROW
0-9 or X Test Digit
10
K 1989 (production model year)
L 1990
M 1991
N 1992
P 1993
R 1994
11 S Place of manufacture (Stuttgart, Germany)
12 4 Last remaining number of type or auftragsnttmmer
13 to 17* Serial number of specific 964

*1 = RS America, 2 = US Coupe with airbags, 4 = US Targa with airbag, 6 = US Cabriolet with airbag. Digit 13 also provides version identification but can only be used for a specific model year. The numbers were changed around so a 5 in 1989 may not be the same as a 5 in 1994.

Porsche 964 VIN Lookup

Porsche 964 VIN Lookup – Standard Models

Our simple to use tool will help you find the VIN and Engine number for any 964 Porsche. Choose your model year and your country to narrow down your search. Then click on the appropriate car to see the VIN and Engine numbers.

Porsche 964 VIN Lookup – Limited Editions

Our simple to use tool will help you find the VIN and Engine number for any 964 Porsche limited edition car. Choose your model year and your country to narrow down your search. Then click on the appropriate car to see the VIN and Engine numbers.

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