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Porsche 911 (993): Carrera, Carrera 4 and Turbocharged Models - Model Years 1994 to 1998 (Essential Buyer's Guide Series) [Paperback]

Adrian Streather
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1 Oct 2010 Essential Buyer's Guide Series
STOP! Don t buy a Porsche 993 without buying this book first! Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Adrian Streather s years of Porsche ownership. Learn how to spot a bad car quickly and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd (1 Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845843401
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845843403
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 13.7 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 236,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Adrian Graham Streather was born on December 25, 1958. He served 12 years in the Australian military from 1975 until 1987 as an Instrument Fitter (Scientific Instrument Maker). After the military he went into civil aviation, gaining licenses in all avionic and electrical fields. After working with three different aviation companies within Australia he was invited to join the Austrian airline Rheintalflug Seewald GmbH, which had its main technical base in Switzerland. The Streather family left Australia in April 1993 and proceeded to Switzerland where Adrian was appointed the Engineering Manager and held this position until October 31st 2003 when he was asked to leave by the new company owners. They were getting rid of it Embraer 145 jets and shutting down the company. In an ironic twist of fate the new owners were themselves taken over by another larger airline so what was the point in the end?

Adrian's personal involvement in motor racing and automobiles started very young. "His first recollection of a car was sitting in the front seat of a very old (1938) black Ford Prefect and building a model 1930 Bentley racing car aged about 3 years, all with his dad. In 1978 Adrian and a friend started rallying and then he moved briefly into track racing. A Suzuki GS 1000S motorcycle also figured in the action as well. The ever increasing financial burden of this hobby along with marriage and children force him to make a decision and he decided that his racing days were over, his passion for automobiles was not.

Overtaken on the south eastern freeway in 1978 by two 911SCs furthered Adrian's passion, "All I remember was seeing their wide rear ends disappearing into the distance and me saying I have got to get me one of those." In 1993 he purchased a black, 1979 924 (sold to Denmark). He then progressed onto a 944 (given to Sweden) and finally he purchased his first 911, a 964 series Carrera 4 and it hooked him for life. For many years the 911 totally consumed him and almost became a way of life. However, Adrian quickly discovered that the technical knowledge about the 964 series was extremely limited, he set himself to the task of finding out everything he could about the inner workings of the Carrera 4. Adrian found himself instructing the mechanics at his local repair facility on how the C4 worked. This experience led him to write his first book on the Porsche 911 (964) Carrera 2, Carrera 4 and Turbo, which was published in America by Bentley Publishers of Cambridge Massachusetts.
Adrian's second book on the Porsche 911SC and the first of the Porsche The Essential Companion series was published in 2005 by Veloce Publishing Ltd. of England. This was followed by the Porsche 911 (993) Essential Companion and Adrian's biggest and best book yet, the Porsche 911 (996) Essential Companion. Veloce have also published other books by Adrian including; Ford GT Then and Now; Porsche 964, 993 & 996 Data Plate Code Breaker; 911SC Essential Buyer's Guide; 964 Essential Buyer's Guide; 993 Essential Buyer's Guide; 996 Essential Buyer's Guide; and two books in the new Battle Cry series; Soviet General and field rank officer uniforms: 1955 to 1991 and Red & Soviet military and paramilitary services: female uniforms 1941-1911.

Adrian has many non-automotive more books completed or in work along with a musical, but he hasn't forgotten his Porsche roots. He's developing a new series of books with Veloce covering the 911 Carrera 3.2; 930 Turbo, 986 Boxster and 987 Boxster/Cayman series and who knows what will follow after that?

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About the Author

In 1998, Adrian purchased a 1989, 964 Carrera 4. Finding information about the 993 severely limited, he set about learning everything he could. This experience led him to write his first book on the Porsche 911 (993 models) - it went No 1 in Sweden! A recognized world expert on the Porsche 911, Adrian was recently the editor of Porsche magazine "All Torque."

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5.0 out of 5 stars Much appreciated 27 Dec 2013
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I bought this for my brother's Christmas and he's delighted with it. Apparently it covers the hand made years which are the only ones worth buying and this will be very be useful in helping him buy the right one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful 7 April 2013
By Frodo
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Very interesting information, if like me you do not know what is important to check befor buying your dream car.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good 4 Mar 2013
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It goes in to detail with everything you really do need to know before buying a 993 - but I think it is a little short at 64 pages and could include more
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars nice book 2 Oct 2013
By MACK I. - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm glad I bought and read this book. It kept me from buying this model. I ended up not buying a Porsche 911 but got a Mercedes SL instead.
3.0 out of 5 stars OK to start with 2 Sep 2013
By Mark Padgett - Published on Amazon.com
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The content is obviously catered to the cars in England. Not a lot of specific information on issues that I've seen on web forums so I was surprised by that. Problems like the door strap breaking or shocks leaking or the steering rack leaking. The stats and specs were helpful. Overall, probably worth the short money but after reading it in 30 minutes, it just sat on my bookshelf.
5.0 out of 5 stars Porsche 993 5 Dec 2012
By Virginia Jack - Published on Amazon.com
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Anything that is written to expand my knowledge of my favorite toy is a necessity in my personal library. I got this book 2 days ago and have already read it one time and will continue to reread it
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