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Since values have increased and fraud is definitely out there, I don't think Porsche AG wants to get involved in any lawsuits.
Yep. And their records have never been great to start with. Plenty of COAs out there already that don’t agree with their cardex version. They know they have exposure and are covering it, at a tidy profit.
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:24 PM
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'numbers within range?'

Any one of us could do that with 10 minutes of googling...
Or looking in the red book - wonder if this new process adds a bit of value to the original COAs ?

I know the old COAs weren't accurate when it listed what the car came with but they were always spot on with the engine and trans numbers of my cars.

We were grumbling at spending $100 for a piece of paper - how many pelicans have spent $500 for the new " inspection"
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My bumble bee says tranny number not known. My old 70T said the same thing. Both had correct engine numbers.
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'numbers within range?'

Any one of us could do that with 10 minutes of googling...
Amen

I will say I have 2 CofA's for one of my cars and the first one was missing some options. They have the engine number correct but I had to supply them with the window sticker to fix the mistakes.
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Techweenie,
Thanks for your advice. Pursuing the Kardex option.
Thanks for the tip!
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Old 10-18-2019, 04:58 PM
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Update FROM Porsche COA DEPARTMENT :

Hello,

The new PPS will not include the engine and transmission numbers. It will only list engine and transmission type.


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Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
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Atlanta, GA 30354-9817

Phone: 1-800-PORSCHE (1-800-767-7243)
Fax: 1-800-322-2436
Email: COA@porsche.us
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When I got my COA a few years ago for my 356 it was $200. I was able to obtain my Kardex for $250 Canadian.about 2 years ago.
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This looks like a lot of "lawyering up" by Porsche, especially for the litigious US.
This policy of not providing the engine and transmission numbers began in Germany years before the U.S.
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Update FROM Porsche COA DEPARTMENT :

Hello,

The new PPS will not include the engine and transmission numbers. It will only list engine and transmission type.


Kind Regards,

Marianne Priess
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Phone: 1-800-PORSCHE (1-800-767-7243)
Fax: 1-800-322-2436
Email: COA@porsche.us
Glad I got my COA last year on my barn find 69E, obviously right before they changed their policies. Thanks Porsche for making my cars, along with their COA's showing numbers matching that much more valuable. I feel for the honest guy wanting to know his numbers, especially 356's where people are more on the hunt for the original engine and tranny.
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Glad I got my COA last year on my barn find 69E, obviously right before they changed their policies. Thanks Porsche for making my cars, along with their COA's showing numbers matching that much more valuable. I feel for the honest guy wanting to know his numbers, especially 356's where people are more on the hunt for the original engine and tranny.
I procured one in the "olden days," when you just needed proof of ownership to get the CoA. Then they switched to Ownership AND engine# and Trans#. If neither number was correct the CoA would state "Engine number nor confirmed." Now this? OTOH, unless you go through the expensive process for an expensive car, you'll never know if they match or not.

I'm can hope thet the '80 SC I just bought is original. Likely I'll never know.
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This will only hurt Porsche classic parts sales. Who’s going to want to drop 100k or more to restore a 356 or early 911, when the restorer knows the first question the buyer will ask is if it’s numbers matching. This is a game changer for anyone with a classic that wishes to sell, but does not have a coa. They better have the original purchase invoice, or service book, and hope vin and engine number is on it.
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What? When I asked a few weeks ago about a friend who was considering buying a Targa with a 3.6 installed, I was quickly told that numbers that do not match do not mean anything any more! 3.6 much more valuable than the 3.0 that was in the car. Also the 356 cars have not needed matching numbers for the last 20 years. I guess numbers matching does not matter if you do not have numbers matching .
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My point is there are two camps on this site , one says matching numbers at all costs , the other says does not matter , modification makes cars more valuable. All I know Is that a very nice 1959 356 that has had 3 different motors installed in its life and currently has a newer 356 motor , is still worth over 100G.
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one says matching numbers at all costs , the other says does not matter

Also known - in that order - as people with a brain and people with no clue.
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Also the 356 cars have not needed matching numbers for the last 20 years. I guess numbers matching does not matter if you do not have numbers matching .
356's with matching numbers do maintain their prices after an engine swap better than 911's owing to the "disposable" nature of those engines way back when. But matching number cars still command a very significant premium over non-matching cars. To say "it does not matter" isn't even close to the truth. I'm shopping for a T2 Speedster right now and matching numbers adds an easy 25%, sometimes much more, at the top of the market.
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I’m just saying that you have it both ways on this site . You just proved my point with your remark on the value if a 356 with an engine swap! To the disposable nature of those engines. Sorry, those motors were built like a tank and could be rebuilt many times. People over 60 years just messed with them and wanted more horsepower and replaced them with 1600 CC rebuilds or motors. I’m an old VW guy. The very same thing happened to those cars. Remember the 1800 CC craze in a bug? Same with the 356. The 356 and some 911’s get a pass and you are in denial.
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Clearly if you are buying a driver that has been modified why even concern yourself with a CofA?

If you are buying an all original car and paying a premium for it a CofA with engine serial number and for some models the transaxle serial number is a must.

I wouldn't waste my money on a CTC. It is useless & overpriced. I have seen classic Porsche dealerships kill deals claiming the car was not what it should be when they had their info all wrong. They were inspecting a 91 turbo and didn't know enough about the car so they used a 94 turbo to compare it to. The 94 is a very different car in many respects. It killed the sale and the car ended up with a tainted report for $500 when there was nothing wrong with it.
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Clearly if you are buying a driver that has been modified why even concern yourself with a CofA?

If you are buying an all original car and paying a premium for it a CofA with engine serial number and for some models the transaxle serial number is a must.

I wouldn't waste my money on a CTC. It is useless & overpriced. I have seen classic Porsche dealerships kill deals claiming the car was not what it should be when they had their info all wrong. They were inspecting a 91 turbo and didn't know enough about the car so they used a 94 turbo to compare it to. The 94 is a very different car in many respects. It killed the sale and the car ended up with a tainted report for $500 when there was nothing wrong with it.
+++ ^^^^++++, the weak link in the new certificate and process are the "inspectors" at the dealership who don't know older cars.

I think the cars with COA have some additional value today and in the future even if they are incorrect with relationship to listed accessories. 5 -10 years from now will good , clean solid cars with no COA be worth less or will the market adapt and COAs cause a bump up in price for those cars possessing them and non COA cars be more mainline pricing?
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