Author: Glen Smale
(free P&P in the UK)
Pages: 178 pages
Published by: Porter Press International
Introduction by: Dr Wolfgang Porsche
BUY: Signed copy available from author
The Porsche 911 is one of the most recognised sports cars on the planet. It’s the stuff of dreams for many, with a devoted band of fervent followers.
The Porsche 911 Scrapbook combines incisive narrative with stunning photography, cuttings, brochures and posters to tell the story of the 911 air-cooled cars (1963-1998).
In tracing 35 years of Porsche history, this stunningly-designed, large format work explores the models, the technology and the company history; investigates the origins of the awesome Carrera RS 2.7; takes a swift peek at the marque’s considerable racing pedigree and assesses the impact competition success had on the 911’s design and development.
Containing a wealth of unseen material direct from the Porsche Archive and a rare dedication by Dr. Wolfgang Porsche — the Porsche 911 Scrapbook is essential reading for every Porsche enthusiast.
The Porsche 911 Scrapbook: Charting the evolution of the 911 series and the creation of a worldwide phenomenon, over 35 years from 1963-1998
* 178 pages, crammed with hundreds of rare and unseen images and documents, many direct from the Porsche Archive Department
* The science of survival: how the Porsche 911 has combined technological innovation with design integrity
* Examining many key components — from wheels, to duck-tails and even mirrors!
* Competition successes — from Sebring to Le Mans and Mexico
* The stuff of dreams: how the 911 was marketed and sold
* The role of the Porsche family and other key figures in the 911’s history
* Export, expansion and the pressures of global success
* Presenting original road test documents, prototypes and styling exercises
* All the classic variations — Carrera, Turbo, Targa…
* The memorabilia, apparel and accessories
* Rare dedication by Dr. Wolfgang Porsche
Dip in, dip out, or read it from cover to cover!
Review by: Motorbooks