Jump to content

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)
Sign in to follow this  
pmpnuss

Posrche models and names?

Recommended Posts

I am new to porsche and was wondering how porsche has ther cars labeled. Like how do you distinguish the cars from one another. Ex.. 996, 964 ...... I know there are big differances but how do you know the suttle differances like in what year did they change num bering.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
    You can remove these ads by becoming a Contributing Member.

Quick Reference. By no means Complete. And under no circumstances definitive.

924,924S,944,968 - Front engined water cooled all based off of the original 924 (first of the water cooled Porsches).

911 - turned into the 997, 997 amongst others.

986, 987 - Boxsters. Styling nuances changed along with HP and trans to 6 speed.

Good luck with the differences and the years that they were introduced. I've been hanging around these cars for 10 years or so and still couldn't tell you by looking at any of them what year they are. But, I can tell the models apart.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually 911 went 901, 911, 964, 993, 996, 997 (and GT-2/3, Turbo variants)

912 had basically an upgraded 356C engine from 65 - 69

912E had VW engine in 1976

356, 356A, 356B, 356C, 356SC - 4 cyl rear, aircooled = some overhead cam variants and the Speedster

914 (70-76) VW 411/412 2 seat mid-engine 4 cyl and brakes, switches etc

914-6 (70-72) 2 seat mid-engine, -6 has basically a 1969 911T engine, brakes, steering etc

I won't touch the rarer models like 904, but someone might.

Edited by 70Sixter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With the "911", there's no actual external numbering that indicates what generation of car is underneath. Wikipedia provides a pretty good reference to telling them apart, so do those Porsche or 911 coffee table books you see on the bargain shelves at the book store. :)

The differences can be a little subtle sometimes, and for any particular car, they can be more than that. (Is that a 930, or a 911 with a factory whale-tail? etc., etc.)

The 924/944/968 have labels on the rear of the car, as do the 914 and the 928.

The 986 and 987 are both just labeled Boxster/Boxster S. The 986 has the "egg yolk" style headlights and the 987 has the newer lights that look more like the older lights.

If you don't know how to tell the cars apart, Wikipedia is more your friend than Porsche. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.