Philip Raby Porsche

Porsche Sales and Service

VIL

Porsche country codes

Which country was a Porsche built for? It is usually easy to find out by looking at the VIL sticker which lists the car’s option codes. The first code listed on the sticker is the country code. Here is a list of all the Porsche country codes: Porsche country codes C00 Germany C02 Rest of USA (in 1991 became all of USA) C03 California C04 Puerto Rico C05 France C06 French colonies C07 Italy C08 Japan (LHD) C09 Sweden C10 Switzerland C11 Austria C12 Denmark C13 Finland C14 Taiwan C15 Hong Kong C16 UK C17 British service personnel stationed in […]

Should you have a Porsche Vehicle Identification Label (VIL)?

Read almost any Porsche 911 buyers’ guide and you’ll be told to make sure that the Porsche Vehicle Identification Label (VIL to its friends) is present and correct on the underside of the luggage compartment lid. If it’s missing, we’re told, then it’s likely that the car has been in an accident and the lid has been replaced or repaired. I’m not so sure. I’ve seen plenty of very good Porsches that don’t have a VIL under the bonnet but don’t display another  signs of major accident damage/repair. There are a number of reasons that the VIL can be missing. For […]

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