All classic cars have an origin story. From when it was built, the way it was equipped and even where it was originally delivered. While these details are often wondered about by the owners, it can sometimes be hard to find them out. But luckily for Porsche owners it’s about to be a lot easier.
With a collection and storage of historic documents, Porsche can provide multiple pieces of original information about their vehicles going back decades and now, for the first time, the process of accessing these documents has been moved online. This move is huge for enthusiasts and incredibly valuable for those interested in restoring/preserving the classics.
The recently launched Porsche Vehicle Documentation site (vehicledocumentation.porsche.com/usa), allows users to request a Porsche Production Specification (PPS) from their computer or smart device, using a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). User can also learn about ordering a Porsche Classic Technical Certificate (CTC) and see the other documentation options available through Porsche and the national dealer network.
While the Production Specification and Classic Technical Certificate both provide useful documentation that will enhance the Porsche customer journey, there are some key differences. The PPS contains your vehicle’s original production card specifications which include optional equipment, interior and exterior colors, engine and transmission type, production completion dare and the manufacturer’s suggested retail price when available. This is available for all Porsche VINs and can only be ordered online through vehicledocumentation.porsche.com.
The CTC goes further than the PPS and includes an inspection by a Porsche technical expert. This inspection allows a greater level of detail which includes determining if original parts may have been replaced. It can also verify if the engine and transmission numbers and types currently in the vehicle match the original records. The CTC technical evaluation also includes inspection results for the interior, exterior, drive system, underbody and suspension. Professional photos of the vehicle interior and exterior and a detailed summery of your Porsche’s vehicle inspection from the Porsche Classic-trained technician in a handsome package worthy of being displayed at your next meet-up.
If you’re looking to begin a restoration or just wanting to have a little more history on your car, Vehicle Documentation will help you prepare for the journey ahead.
The Porsche Production Specification is priced at $125, the Porsche Classic Technical Certificate starts at $500.00 plus local sales tax. Original Monroney (Model Year 19 and newer) and Personalized Monroney (MY20 and newer) labels are available for free for eligible customers through MyPorsche.
For more information, you can check the Porsche Vehicle Documentation FAQs. A comparison table between PPS and CTC can be found in the more information on the CTC section.
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