FAQ’s P9 Basic
What is the PORS9 Registry?
‘PORS’ is common short hand for Porsche® throughout the world and is an acronym for what we are … a Porsche® Owner’s Registry Site. PORS9 is the world’s largest vehicle database and registry for Porsche® GT, Turbo and Limited Series 9** models originally sold in North America. The PORS9 registry was developed by Mark Smith proprietor of Concours By Appointment.
What is the Search App and how do I use it?
The PORS9 Search App is a window into our proprietary database. Anyone can search our database to determine how many vehicles of a particular specification were built and to identify the vehicles meeting those specifications. The app is an intuitive step through search tool that uses a subset of parameters to identify actual production vehicles initially sold in North America. In real-time it sorts through our entire database of 40,000+ Porsche® VIN’s.
Which vehicles are part of the registry?
– 997 Turbo, 997 Turbo S, 997 GT2, 997 GT2 RS, 991 Turbo, 991 Turbo S, 991 Turbo S Exclusive, 991 GT2 RS
– 997 GT3, 997 GT3 RS, 991 GT3, 991 GT3 RS
– 980 Carrera GT, 997 Speedster, 918 Spyder, 991 911 R, 991 Speedster
How do I find more information on the vehicle in the PORS9 Registry?
The Vehicle Data section of our website contains the world’s most comprehensive collection of Porsche® vehicle information publicly available from a single source. There can be found, listed by model and year, standard and optional specifications and their descriptions, actual production interior and exterior colors, and full production summaries. In addition P9 Premium offers unaparalled market data associated with the VIN’s in the database. Whether on a free or paid basis, we are proud to say that everyone from novice enthusiasts to subject matter experts use our data as educational and reference material. Auto dealers, brokers, collectors and traders make daily financial decisions relying upon the data only we can provide.
What Experian Autocheck data do you have?
We have an agreement with Experian to share vehicle history data contained in AutoCheck reports. Full Experian Autocheck reports can only be viewed by those with free P9 Basic Member or paid P9 Premium status – please join for free.
What is ‘Member’ and ‘P9 Premium’ status and how does it affect my experience using PORS9?
Your status defines your relationship with CBA and what data you can access using the PORS9 Search App, search by VIN, searchable data tables and market update data. Casual visitors are ‘Subscribers’. Visitors who register – for free – are ‘Members’ and can view data and documentation not available to Subscribers. ‘P9 Premium’ users are paid clients who have access to a trove of North American Porsche marketing data not available from any other source. View the PORS9 status comp table.
What are your fees?
We do not charge for access to basic data contained in our database. A status upgrade to Member is free and grants access to additional data at no charge. P9 Premium is paid service – view the current fee structure.
Why don’t you provide VIN information with free services?
Legal and commercial data services also place restrictions on the disclosure of VIN related information. P9 Premium paid subscriptions include an extension of our licenses.
Do you buy and sell vehicles?
We own and operate 2nd Hammer a platform which contractually functions as a purchase intermediary. 2nd Hammer is separate from PORS9.
How do I upgrade to P9 Basic Member status if I already have a legacy subscriber account with PORS9 Registry?
- log in to your PORS9 Registry account
- go to the P9 Basic Member registration page
- agree to the terms of service and click ‘sign up now’
- you will receive an email confimation with an activation link – click the link to confirm your P9 Basic Member status
- your account will be upgraded automatically
What if I have further questions?
Please Contact Us to discuss your needs, concerns and questions. We are here to support the community of Porsche® enthusiasts with the industry’s best information on the models we cover, their configuration, market and ownership history and current market values.
Our engine is running 24/7/365 to ensure we are bringing the Porsche® community the best the market has to offer!