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Here Are All the Cars With the Vanity License Plate PORSCHE Across the Country

Over the last few weeks, we’ve shown you what cars have the vanity license plates FAST, SLOW and FERRARI. Today, we’re going to tackle the cars with the PORSCHE vanity plate. And there’s finally a little bit of consistency: They’re usually on a PorscheSee the Porsche models for sale near you

Except when it’s on a Jeep Wrangler.

The PORSCHE vanity license plate returns to a vehicle in 27 states, meaning it’s either not registered in the other 23 (plus D.C.) or, more likely, it’s on a pre-1981 vehicle that doesn’t have a 17-digit VIN. In the few backwards, old-fashioned, archaic states that still don’t offer 7-character vanity plates (like Massachusetts and Oregon), I substituted in "PRSCHE," which I think is close enough. So does the guy in Alaska with the ’99 Boxster.

Among those 27 states, PORSCHE is on a Porsche in 21 of them. The most valuable one is, unsurprisingly, in Connecticut, where the PORSCHE vanity plate is registered to a new 911 Turbo or Turbo S, while the least valuable Porsche is probably the ’87 944 in Idaho. Disappointingly, Louisiana — which has been on an excellent streak of car-plate combos lately — didn’t return.

As for the states where PORSCHE isn’t on a Porsche, one of them is (of course) Florida, where it’s registered to a Jeep Wrangler. I say "of course" because (a) it’s Florida, and (b) the FERRARI vanity plate in Florida was registered to a 2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI.

Other states where PORSCHE isn’t on a Porsche: In Illinois, it’s on a ‘93 Jeep Wrangler. In Maine, which has been the subject of much Oversteer commenter scorn due to previous bad vanity plates (like FAST on a Corolla wagon), it’s on a 2001 Dodge RAM. In Maryland, it’s on a Lexus RX 350. In Massachusetts, it’s on a Volkswagen New Beetle. And in my home state of Pennsylvania, it’s on an Audi TT — someone undoubtedly looking to trade up in the future.

Here’s the full list for those of you who want to see what car has the PORSCHE vanity plate in your state: Find a Porsche for sale

Porsche Vanity Plates by state

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Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More

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21 COMMENTS

  1. I do know the owner of POR SHA in MD 03 996 turbo. And FERRARI

     05 430 manual transmission. Both on MD yellow vintage plates. 
  2. I saw a newish Infiniti QX80 with a plate of (heart)MYQX80 in Southern California yesterday, it made me think about these articles, and that the owners should probably get out more, but not in their QX80…

  3. Doug, please find out what Skyline is on in every state. I’d love to see what all those JDM folks are driving

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