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Old 11-29-2017, 02:11 AM
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Hi Jeff,
I joined the 968 owner's club today! Just bought a low mileage 1994 White 968 coupe (VIN WP0AA2966RS820380). I have the options sticker still in place, but I'm curious as to what else the VIN might tell me. Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-29-2017, 02:12 AM
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Originally Posted by stefan320 View Post
Hi Jeff,
I joined the 968 owner's club today! Just bought a low mileage 1994 White 968 coupe (VIN WP0AA2966RS820380). I have the options sticker still in place, but I'm curious as to what else the VIN might tell me. Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:23 AM
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Oh - I think you mean the one bought on BaT (auction)? ... That is not me, lol. I bought mine off of craigslist in Albuquerque, NM - same color though and only 49k miles! ... But yes, that one on BaT is a gorgeous car!
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Originally Posted by stefan320 View Post
Hi Jeff,
I joined the 968 owner's club today! Just bought a low mileage 1994 White 968 coupe (VIN WP0AA2966RS820380). I have the options sticker still in place, but I'm curious as to what else the VIN might tell me. Thanks in advance!
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RS820380
1 of 299 P5 Grand Prix white coupes
1 of 87 P5 Grand Prix white coupes with a black interior
#1577 of 2,234 NA coupes (92-95)
#320 of 718 1994 NA coupes

Factory options:
VN Full leather seats in Black
XD4 Painted crest center caps
220 Limited Slip differential
437 Full power 8 way driver's seat
490 Hi-fi sound with 10 speakers and amps
498 Rear emblem delete

A late 94 built in September of 1993 so it has all the late model years changes like the 993-stlye comfort seats and the lack of engine bay trim.

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Old 11-29-2017, 01:10 PM
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Thanks Jeff! ... I just looked at my sticker and see those codes as well. One difference though - after my paint code (L908), I have the letters "VN", denoting "Leatherette/Leather", which appears to be rather rare, from the 968 registry at least: for black interiors, only 26 coupes and 15 cabrios. I also have the 09991 (exclusive program code), followed by 16821, noting "Porsche crest in seat back". Probably not that rare, but cool nonetheless!
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Old 11-29-2017, 02:03 PM
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Correct, VN is full leather seats in black. I corrected that in my reply.
You get the 09991 exclusive program with any X option code. Your car has the XD4 painted crests so that is why it appears.
I don't have all the info on the 5 digit interior codes per car. You can see I have a page devoted to them on the site. They are very rare.

You got a really cool 968 there. We discussed it many times here previously. You just need to get those rear seats fixed but that shouldn't be too hard. Only 49k miles. Compared to the one that sold yesterday you got a steal.

the other codes, in case you are wondering, are standard equipment; C02 US emissions, 331 am/fm cassette, 423 cassette holder/console door, 425 rear wiper, 454 Cruise. 650 power sunroof
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Old 11-29-2017, 02:22 PM
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Thanks Jeff - I'm excited to get to work on this car and to actually drive it. RL forums have been a great resource for my previous cars and the 968 forum looks to be a great one! I'll be adding my car to the 968 registry shortly (once I get it home and cleaned up).
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Originally Posted by stefan320 View Post
Thanks Jeff - I'm excited to get to work on this car and to actually drive it. RL forums have been a great resource for my previous cars and the 968 forum looks to be a great one! I'll be adding my car to the 968 registry shortly (once I get it home and cleaned up).
Your rear seat fix won't be that easy. I'm pretty sure that with the VN full leather seats option that included full leather rear seats. You tell me. Finding a set of leatherette black rear seats would have been easy. Not so easy finding full leather rear seats.
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Originally Posted by stefan320 View Post
Oh - I think you mean the one bought on BaT (auction)? ... That is not me, lol. I bought mine off of craigslist in Albuquerque, NM - same color though and only 49k miles! ... But yes, that one on BaT is a gorgeous car!
Not at all! I meant your car! I had been watching the Albuquerque CL ad for some time. At one point he was willing to trade car for a garage built on his property. I had a proposal ready to send him to build it! I am with Paul Waterloo on this. Your car is in the realm of the BaT car. You have a very nice 968. Do what Jeff says and get the rear seats fixed
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Oh cool, thanks! I didn't realize this one was well-known Yes, I definitely will get those rear seats fixed - my mechanic says there's a good upholstery shop in town that they send other Porsches to, so I'll try them out. The rubber trim/weather seals also need to be replaced, but that should be easier. After that, it'll just need a good wash/claybar/wax and leather/vinyl treament on the inside.Thanks for the kind words - I'm happy to have gotten this one and to learn from you guys as I work on it.
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I know this is an old thread but I wanted to know if anyone could decode my car. I tried Sunset Porsche and they discontinued the service. All other attempts show my car is too old. VIN: WPOAA2963RS820515. Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by bmwtmx View Post
I know this is an old thread but I wanted to know if anyone could decode my car. I tried Sunset Porsche and they discontinued the service. All other attempts show my car is too old. VIN: WPOAA2963RS820515. Thanks in advance.
Jeff will be here soon to tell you the good stuff...the third letter from left is actually a zero not an o... They come back as errors if o is used...except for Jeff's magic decoder
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Originally Posted by bmwtmx View Post
I know this is an old thread but I wanted to know if anyone could decode my car. I tried Sunset Porsche and they discontinued the service. All other attempts show my car is too old. VIN: WPOAA2963RS820515. Thanks in advance.
here you go:

RS820515
1 of 595 A1 Black coupes (most popular color on coupe)
1 of 188 A1 Black coupes with a cashmere interior (4th most popular combo on coupe)
#1712 of 2,234 NA coupes (92-95)
#455 of 718 1994 NA coupes

Factory options:
LC Partial leather in Cashmere
220 Limited Slip differential
437 Full power 8 way driver's seat

This is a late 94 so it has all the mid-year changes like the 993-style comfort buckets and the lack of engine bay trim. Check your door-jam VIN sticker. 10/93? or 11/93?

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Old 01-12-2018, 02:25 PM
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Jeff, could you do your magic again? '93 coupe last three 486
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:04 PM
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Jeff,

Thank you very much. It is 11/93 build date and that is my car! I just got it about 2 weeks ago and has 60k miles. Overall car is in amazing shape. I am addressing some mechanical issues and some small things that bother me because I am a perfectionist. This is my first Porshce that isn't a 911 turbo of some variant and I am thoroughly enjoying it. Love the community.
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