Porsche 944 Option Codes

The Porsche option codes are a set of three digit numbers that describes the “option equipment” ordered for any 944 model car. For example, the code C02 refers to a catalytic converter, an option on some vehicles (usually based on regional requirements, where it was not standard). The option codes are important for understanding the options that come with your vehicle, including sport and luxury options such as premium sound packages (options 490 and 494) or limited slip differential (option 220).

The option codes (found on what is called the “option code sticker”) associated with the 944 (and with any Porsche) are located in two places. The first is a sticker inside the vehicle’s Warrantee & Maintenance manual (see image below). However, if this booklet is missing, the option codes can be found on another the option codes sticker located on the car itself. This sticker can be found inside the trunk of the vehicle, underneath the trunk carpet, pasted to the body of the car (see picture below).

Besides option codes, your option code sticker describes your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), type, type description, engine code / transmission code, and your paint number. The paint number is a code that describes the color of the vehicle. For example, in the images below the LM3U/LM3U color code describes my 944 Turbo S‘s Velvet Red Metallic paint option.

944 Option Codes list (applies to the 944, S2, Turbo, and Turbo S):

  • C02 – Catalytic Converter
  • C03 –
  • C77 –
  • R01 – Touring Package (not available with airbags)
  • R74 – Touring Package
  • 009 – Sporto-matic transmission
  • 018 – Leather STR Wheel/Raised Hub 380MM (not available with airbags)
  • 020 – Speedometer with 2 scales km/h/mph
  • 024 – Version for Greece
  • 026 – Activated charcoal canister
  • 027 – Version for California
  • 030 – Club Sport Package
  • 031 – Sport shock absorbers
  • 034 – Version for Italy
  • 036 – Bumpers with impact absorbers
  • 058 – Bumpers with impact absorbers
  • 061 – Version for Great Britain
  • 062 – Mud flap (version for Sweden)
  • 070 – Tonneau cover – Cabriolet
  • 103 – Adjustment of shock absorber strut
  • 113 – Version for Canada
  • 119 – Version for Spain
  • 124 – Yellow light (version for France)
  • 126 – Stickers in French
  • 130 – Labeling in English
  • 139 – Heated Seat Left
  • 152 – Engine noise reduction
  • 153 – Engine parts belonging to a stipulated assembly for type 951 (M44/51 and M44/52)
  • 154 – Control unit for improved emissions
  • 157 – Oxygen sensor and catalyst
  • 158 – Radio “Reno”
  • 160 – Radio “Charleston”
  • 164 – Tires 215/60 VR15
  • 176 – Oil cooler with fan
  • 185 – Automatic 2 point rear seat belts
  • 186 – Manual 2 point rear seat belts
  • 187 – Asymmetric head lights
  • 190 – Increased side door strength
  • 193 – Version for Japan
  • 195 – Prepared for cellular telephone
  • 197 – Higher amperage battery
  • 215 – Version for Saudi Arabia
  • 218 – License brackets front and rear
  • 219 – Differential
  • 220 – Limited Slip Differential (40%)
  • 221 – Porsche-locking differential
  • 225 – Version for Belgium
  • 240 – Version for countries with inferior fuel
  • 241 – Shorter shifting travel
  • 243 – Shorter gear shift lever
  • 249 – Automatic transmission
  • 255 – Fuel consumption indicator
  • 258 – Heating for outside mirror
  • 261 – Passenger side mirror – electric – plain
  • 262 – Outside mirror for passenger side, plain, manual
  • 277 – Version for Switzerland
  • 286 – High intensity windscreen washer
  • 288 – Headlight Washers
  • 298 – Prepared for unleaded fuel, manual transmission
  • 302 – Type designated on rear end
  • 308 – Pneumatic spring for engine hood
  • 323 – Sticker, without ESE-Regulations
  • 325 – Version for South Africa
  • 330 –
  • 331 – AM/FM Cassette w/2 door speakers
  • 335 – Automatic 3 point rear seat belts
  • 340 – Heated Seat Right
  • 341 – Central Locking System
  • 346 – Standard color rims (silver)
  • 347 – Platinum anodized wheels
  • 348 – Forged wheels – Grand Prix White
  • 351 – Porsche-car radio, CR stereo, type DE
  • 360 – Mud Guards
  • 375 – Clutch lining without asbestos
  • 377 – Combination seat, left, adjustable
  • 378 – Combination seat, right, adjustable
  • 379 – Series seat, left electrical vertical adjustment
  • 380 – Series seat, right electrical vertical adjustment
  • 381 – Series seat, left
  • 382 – Series seat, right
  • 383 – Sport Seat Left w/Elec. Height. Adj.
  • 387 – Sport Seat Right w/Elec. Height. Adj.
  • 389 – Porsche-car radio, CR stereo, type US
  • 391 – Stone guard foil, added separately
  • 393 – Forged Alloy Wheels-8/9×16 (944/944S) (944 Turbo)
  • 394 – Pressure Cast Magnesium Rims (944/944S) (944 Turbo)
  • 395 – 16″ Forged Alloy Wheels (944/944S) (944 Turbo)
  • 396 – Disk wheel, telephone styling 8Jx15 rear
  • 398 – Outside Electric Mirror, Left
  • 399 – A/C without front condenser
  • 400 – Pressure cast wheels
  • 401 – Light metal wheels
  • 402 – 50 year anniversary car 1982
  • 403 – Pressure cast 17″ wheels
  • 404[*] – Stabilizer Bars Front & Rear
  • 405 – Level control system
  • 406 – 50 year anniversary car 1982
  • 406 – Front wheel housing protection 1983-1986
  • 407 – 18-inch polished wheels
  • 409 – Sport seats left and right leather
  • 410 – Sport seats left and right leatherette/cloth
  • 411 – License bracket, front
  • 412 – External oil cooler
  • 414 – External Transmission Oil Cooler (Turbo, standard on the Turbo S)
  • 415 – Wider rear track
  • 418 – Body Side Molding
  • 419 – Rear luggage compartment instead of rear seats
  • 422 – Porsche-car radio, CR stereo, type RW
  • 423 – Cassette container and coin box
  • 424 – Automatic heating control
  • 425 – Rear Window Wiper
  • 426 – Special model World Champion 1976 1978
  • 429 – Fog headlamp, white
  • 429 – Special model “Sebring”
  • 431 – Leather Steering Wheel 363MM (Not Available w/Airbags)
  • 432 – Sports steering wheel, leather 363mm (4 spokes)
  • 437 – Full Power Seat Left
  • 438 – Full Power Seat Right
  • 439 – Electric Cabriolet top
  • 439 – Special model “Weissach” 1980
  • 440 – Manual antenna, 4 speakers
  • 441 – Fader, antenna booster, 4 speakers
  • 441 – Radio speakers and antenna amplifier
  • 442 – Prepared for radio without antenna
  • 443 – Tinted front and side glass, heated windshield
  • 444 – Cabriolet
  • 446 – Parts for type “Targa” belonging to stipulated assembly
  • 447 – Emergency wheel – with collapsible tire
  • 450 – Light metal wheels
  • 451 – Prepared for radio for sport group
  • 454 – Automatic Speed Control
  • 455 – Wheel locks
  • 458[*] – 16″ Cast Alloy Wheels
  • 461 – Electric antenna, 4 speakers
  • 462 – Special model “Weissach” 1982
  • 462 – Sekuriflex windshield
  • 463 – Clear windshield
  • 463 – Lateral glasses tinted, (version for Australia)
  • 464 – Without compressor and tire pressure gauge
  • 465 – Fastening parts for transportation (version for overseas)
  • 467 – Drivers side mirror, convex
  • 468 – Graduated tint windshield, green side glass
  • 469 – Black headliner
  • 470 – Without spoilers, in conjunction with turbo look
  • 471 – Sport group 1
  • 471 – Integrated rear spoiler
  • 472[*] – Rear Apron
  • 473 – With spoilers
  • 474[*] – Sport Shock Absorbers
  • 475 – Brake pads without asbestos
  • 475 – License plate fastening (version for Austria, Finland, Australia)
  • 476 – Brake pad with abrasive pad
  • 479 – Version for Australia
  • 481 – 5 speed manual transmission
  • 482 – Engine compartment light
  • 483 – Right hand drive
  • 484 – Symbols for controls
  • 485 – Forged wheels – gold metallic
  • 487 – Connection for fog headlamp with parking light
  • 488 – Stickers in German
  • 489 – Symbols and insignia in German
  • 490 – Sound Package
  • 491 – Turbo look
  • 492 – H4 headlights for left hand traffic
  • 494 – Amplifier System
  • 494 – 2 speakers on back shelf
  • 496 – Black trim – painted headlight rims
  • 498 – Delete Model Designation-Rear
  • 499 – Version for West Germany
  • 503 – Cabrio variant (Speedster)
  • 505 – Slant nose
  • 513 – Lumbar Support-Right Seat
  • 525 – Alarm with continuous sound
  • 526 – Door Panels Covered w/Cloth
  • 528 – Passenger side mirror convex
  • 529 – Outside mirror – passenger side, convex, manual
  • 533 – Alarm System
  • 537 – Left seat with positrol and lumbar
  • 538 – Right seat with positrol and lumbar
  • 548 – Fuel filler neck, unleaded fuel with flap
  • 553 – Version for USA
  • 559 – Air conditioner
  • 560 – Detachable roof
  • 562[*] – Airbag- Driver’s Side
  • 563[*] – Airbag- Passenger’s Side
  • 565 – Safety steering wheel – leather
  • 566 – Rectangular front fog lights
  • 567 – Windshield green graduated tint
  • 568 – Tinted windshield and side glass
  • 570 – High output air conditioner
  • 572 – Heating
  • 573 – Air Conditioning
  • 576 – Without rear fog light
  • 586 – Lumbar Support-Left Seat
  • 592 – Brake fluid warning system
  • 593 – Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • 595 – Rear spoiler painted to match body
  • 596 – Spoiler painted matte black
  • 597 – Heavy duty battery and starter
  • 598 – Insignia “16 ventiler”
  • 602 – Third brake light “High mount”
  • 605 – Vertical headlight adjustment
  • 607 – More numerous cables for dashboard
  • 621 – Differing parts for engine 924S
  • 622 – Differing parts for cars with 2 V-Engine
  • 637 – Performance Handling Package (944/944S) (944 Turbo)
  • 642 – Additive for cooling water
  • 650 – Electric Sunroof
  • 651 – Electric Windows
  • 657 – Power steering
  • 659 – Onboard computer
  • 666 – Without lacquer preservation and chrome preservation
  • 673 – Prepared for lead sealed odometer
  • 675 – Instrument cluster – technical lighting
  • 684 – 1 piece rear seat
  • 685 – Divided rear seat
  • 686 – Radio “Ludwigsburg” SQM with arimat
  • 691 – CD-Player “CD-1″ with Radio
  • 692 – Remote CD changer (6-disc)
  • 701 – Car-version Slant Nose
  • 719 – Special reconstruction
  • 756 – Special Model 924S USA 1988
  • 757 – Special model 944 1988
  • 758 – Special model 944 Turbo 1988
  • 780 – Remove safety certificate
  • 900 – Tourist delivery
  • 912 – Vehicle without identification plate
  • 925 – High altitude areas (version for US)
  • 930 – Seat cover rear LLL
  • 931 – Seat cover rear KKK
  • 932 – Seat cover rear SKK
  • 933 – Seat cover rear SLL
  • 934 – Seat cover rear SSK
  • 935 – Seat cover rear RLL
  • 945 – Seat cover front SKK
  • 946 – Partial Leather Seats Front
  • 947 – Seat cover (front and rear): cloth/leather/leatherette
  • 948 – Seat cover front SLL
  • 974 – Luggage boot cover
  • 975 – Velour carpet in luggage compartment
  • 980 – Seat cover – Raff – leather
  • 981 – Leather Interior (except seats)
  • 983 – Leather Seats-Front and Rear
  • 985 – Parts silver colored
  • 986 – Partial leather lining
  • 989 – Left and right sport seats – cloth
  • 990 – All Cloth Seats