Porsche Chassis Numbers
The chassis number is located on the type plate on the right (in the driving direction) front bumper, or stamped into the luggage compartment floor. See also here for more specific car details
H. 17 digit number (1981 to date)
Example: WPOZZZ 91 ZES 10 4033 - European 911 Coupe from 1984
The 7th,8th and 12 digit represent the model code. Therefore a 911 will be WPOZZZ91Z?S1?????; a Turbo (930) will be WPOZZZ93ZS?0????; similarly a 964, 993, 996 and 986 (Boxster).
The 10th character gives the model year the car:
- A=1980; B=1981; C=1982; D=1983; E=1984; F=1985; G=1986; H=1987; J=1988; K=1989; L=1990; M=1991; N=1992; P=1993; R=1994; S=1995; T=1996; V=1997; W=1998;X=1999; Y=2000; then it changes to a more simple format 1=2001; 2=2002 etc.
The number in front of the serial number is the model type code:
- 10 - European Coupe
- 12 - US Coupe
- 14 - European Targa
- 15 - European Cabriolet
- 16 - US Targa
- 17 - US Cabriolet