VIN NUMBERS

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Javier prado
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VIN NUMBERS

#1 Post by Javier prado » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:37 pm

How much information can you get out of the VIN number and how do you get it? I’m about to start restoring a 356B and need access to as much info as possible

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#2 Post by Doug McDonnell » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:10 am

COA through PCNA or Kardex try elevenparts.com Supposedly COA is from the information on Kardex. production date interior/exterior colors. engine and transmission numbers it left the factory with and options such as radio, sunroof,chrome wheels.
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#3 Post by Spencer Harris » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:26 pm

Javier:
Start here with your chassis number. Previous owner may have recorded useful info into the database already.
http://www.356a.com/
Access to the database is also available on the Registry home page under VIN DB - without some of the owner history & comments.

Kardex is generally the best source of information as the COA from Porsche sometimes have major errors on them. You can also order a certificate of production from Erlkonig Classic
https://erlkoenig-classic.de/en/Reutter ... cuk4uv92g5
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#4 Post by Javier prado » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:52 pm

THANK YOU GUYS!!!

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Re: VIN NUMBERS

#5 Post by jim nelson » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:32 pm

Did Porsche not change their policy regarding providing engine and transmission numbers ? Are they providing them again instead of just confirming the numbers if you have them ?

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#6 Post by Doug McDonnell » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:37 pm

You are correct Jim about COA from PCNA. They will confirm or not the numbers you provide. Kardex if you get it from a source does still provide original as far as I know.
1965 356C There is never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over.

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