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Collector's Originality Guide Porsche 911 Hardcover – Illustrated, 1 Feb 2010


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  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International; Rev Upd edition (1 Feb. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760335753
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760335758
  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 1.9 x 27.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 584,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Peter Morgan trained as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer in the automotive industry. He has written some 25 books on all aspects of Porsche. He has worked on the Stuttgart cars for around 35 years and as well as running a publishing company specialising in practical motoring books (pmmbooks.com), runs an independent pre-purchase consultancy for Porsche drivers. In the course of each year he and his team of experts inspect hundreds of used Porsches and provide valuations on all production models back to 1965 (porscheinspections.com).

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Porsche's 911 is one of the most enduring icons in the sports car world. Though it's simple lines and technical specification have developed since it's 1963 introduction, the basic profile has remained. In Collector's Originality Guide: Porsche 911, author and Porsche expert Peter Morgan explains how the 911 has evolved in all its various models and configurations, providing a matchless resource for collectors and restorers. With production numbers, options lists, chassis and engine numbers, the enthusiast looking to define 100 percent originality in their 911 can find all the information here. From the original 2.0-litre models to the most recent water cooled 996s and 997s, each production variant is covered in detail. --motorsport news, Feb 2010

Morgan does know his stuff. So let's say this is an accessible read and a useful resource if you're in the market for a stuutgart classic, be it a fab first-generation 2.0 litre car on skinny rubber or a water-cooled 009. Decent value, too. --Octane, April, 2010

Respected author Peter morgan explains how the 911 has evolved from the original 2.0 litre-model right through to the most recent 996s and 997s, with each production varient covered in detail. The fact that the model survives today, albeit in much modernised form as well as being water cooled, is testament to Porsche's relentless development of a car that refused to become obsolete. Over 275 colour photos of some of the world's most pristine 911s accompany the extensive technical information, mebning this book will be of interest to owners and dreamers alike. --Classic Car weekly, February, 2010

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Norftec on 6 Jan. 2012
Format: Hardcover
Beautiful book - arrived in good time and in lovely condition. The recipient of this book as a Christmas gift was very pleased. It gives an indepth history of the vehicle with excellent colour photos. I would recommend it to any 911 fan.Collector's Originality Guide Porsche 911
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By simon r perkins on 19 Aug. 2013
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This was a really good book, enough information to understand the model as it developed. Very helpful book if your thinking of buying a 911 of any age.
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By Mr Warren Murray on 15 Jan. 2015
Format: Hardcover
best book on Porsche restoration i've seen. Also now discontinued so real investment
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Amazon.com: 8 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
911 Virgin 30 Jun. 2010
By David G. Williamson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I was a first time 911 buyer when I bought this book.
I read it with extreme interest and mounting excitement as I learned to decipher the myriad Porsche 911 models
and the changes during each model run.
I went on to purchase my first 911 with this book tucked under my arm.
Highly recommended to anyone interested in 911's.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Collector's Originality Guide Porsche 911 31 Dec. 2010
By Gcar_Guy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Collector's Originality Guide Porsche 911

While this book is everything one would expect from the title, what should be made clear at the outset is that is a word-for-word reprint of the book "Original Porsche 911" by Peter Morgan originally published in 1995. As far as I can tell, the only things that have changed in this newer edition are the organization of the Table of Contents into chapters, somewhat improved reproduction of the photographs and an easier-to-read font used to caption those photographs.

In other words, if you already own the earlier version it's really not worth the $29 to purchase the reprint.
Nice book for curious people 16 Sept. 2013
By Finn Fredriksen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Just the information I needed. Would have been full score if it also contained transparent drawings of engines and chassis showing the differences between models.
Great have not been able to put it down. Great reference book. 3 Aug. 2013
By Mal hopcraft - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Just love books on Porsches and have found this to be another great reference book. Great book for any Porsche fan.
Comes close, but not 100% 30 July 2013
By daniel sternaimolo - Published on Amazon.com
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Great Book. I only gave it 4 stars because I was hoping it was a true "orginality guide" it comes close but it is missing some information. If you are looking to put your Porsche back to 100% stock, this book is a good guide, but does not have all the info I wanted, but it definitely helped.
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