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 Post subject: VIN NUMBERS
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:37 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: VIN NUMBERS
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:10 am 
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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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:26 pm 
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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-Shop/Books-Care-Instructions/Karosserie-Reutter-Certificate-of-Produktion.html?force_sid=rd4cesd3eligbuclcuk4uv92g5

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:52 pm 
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THANK YOU GUYS!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:32 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:37 pm 
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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.

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