Philip Raby Porsche

Porsche Sales and Service


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 […]