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VIN question

Can anyone explain how VIN# work on European models? I forget what all the numbers/letters mean. I believe the ZZZ is used on the US cars for something, but now on the Euro's

I thought it was an 81, but the paperwork I just pulled out says it's an 82.

Here is the VIN in question.

WPOZZZ93ZCS000275


Thanks in advance for your time

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Ok, I did a search and VIN check spits the number back and says it's not a valid VIN, but I did figure out it's an 82' by the 10 digit being a "C". Is there anything else that is important about this VIN? I figured you guru's would know.
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Hi

The information I got is taken from Bruce Andersons "Porsche 911" book:

The VIN numbers work in the same way world wide. This was is international and was adopted by Porsche in 81.

WDOZZZ then basically indicates a ROW car, lets go grom there:

93 means: 930
Z: Is listed as a test digit (???)
C: Is the model years (B, being 81 means that yours is indeed an 82)
S: manufacturing location (S being Stuttgart)
0: means 930 (again)
0: ROW. 911 SC or Carrera Coupe. (This had me confused a bit, since your car is a ROW930, but it seems there is no ROW 930 code)

Hope this helps

Jesper

The ZZZ indicates ROW cars and is only considered fill-ins.

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Hi

The information I got is taken from Bruce Andersons "Porsche 911" book:

The VIN numbers work in the same way world wide. This was is international and was adopted by Porsche in 81.

WDOZZZ then basically indicates a ROW car, lets go grom there:

93 means: 930
Z: Is listed as a test digit (???)
C: Is the model years (B, being 81 means that yours is indeed an 82)
S: manufacturing location (S being Stuttgart)
0: means 930 (again)
0: ROW. 911 SC or Carrera Coupe. (This had me confused a bit, since your car is a ROW930, but it seems there is no ROW 930 code)

Hope this helps

Jesper

The ZZZ indicates ROW cars and is only considered fill-ins.
Thanks a bunch, how's your dilemma coming alone? I got busy with family stuff and stopped checking in.
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Where are you reading the "ZZZ" from...

"ZZZ" are filler digits for non US/Canadian car.

My car like any US/Canadian car, should have "ZZZ" on the trunk VIN but a VDS code on the others VIN locations, for digits 4, 5 & 6.

The chassis is build and VINed with "ZZZ" and when it's match to a US or Canadian order the other VIN digits; 4,5 & 6 (VDS Code) are defined accordingly.

In my case the VDS Code is "EA0":

E= Cabriolet/Targa
A= Engine for Canada
0= Active Restrain

Check page 44 of Porsche 911 Performance Handbook By Bruce Anderson, for the other VDS code defenition.

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"ZZZ" are filler digits for non US/Canadian car.

My car like any US/Canadian car, should have "ZZZ" on the trunk VIN but a VDS code on the others VIN locations, for digits 4, 5 & 6.

The chassis is build and VINed with "ZZZ" and when it's match to a US or Canadian order the other VIN digits; 4,5 & 6 (VDS Code) are defined accordingly.

In my case the VDS Code is "EA0":

E= Cabriolet/Targa
A= Engine for Canada
0= Active Restrain

Check page 44 of Porsche 911 Performance Handbook By Bruce Anderson, for the other VDS code defenition.

Porsche 911 Performance Handbook - Google Books
Thanks for the info, I really need that book.

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