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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; First Edition, First edition (15 Oct 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760344019
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760344019
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 2.9 x 31.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘an exhaustive history of the 911… I wholeheartedly recommend it.’

(Oversteer.org.uk)

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Porsche 911: 50 Years provides the Porsche fan with everything he or she could possibly want in a book. All the iconic 911 models are here: the original 901 prototype that set the standard; the legendary RS models that made the Porsche a dominant force on the world's race tracks; the infamous Turbo, the car that kept the peformance flame alight during the dark, dismal 1970s; the fabled 959, the Porsche that redefined the term “supercar”; the 993, last of the original air-cooled models; and the 996, 997, and 991, the liquid-cooled cars that brought the 911 into a new millenium. But more than just telling the story of these cars, author Randy Leffingwell tells the story of the people behind their creation: Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche, the son of legendary Porsche founder Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche who, along with Erwin Komenda, designed the instantly recognizable 911 shape; Peter W. Schutz, the Porsche CEO who saved the 911 from extinction; and Dr. Helmuth Bott, the mad engineering genius behind many of the groundbreaking technologies that have defined the 911, like fuel injection, turbocharging, and all-wheel-drive.  This book also tells the story of the 911 community—the clubs and culture that surround the car. No Porsche fan will want to miss this fantastic book.

Author bio: Randy Leffingwell, best-selling Motorbooks author and renowned photographer, has earned a reputation as one of the most thorough Porsche historians working today. He has written and photographed over two dozen books on topics ranging from farm tractors to motorcycles to cars to barns.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sandrodc on 3 Feb 2014
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Bought as a present for a friend who owns a Carrera. He loved it for the stories, pictures and general feel. Much recommended!
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Format: Hardcover
I purchased this book as a gift and have just learnt from it's new owner "This book is a well informative a great read and as for the photographic information powerful.
So happy with this choice.
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This is an excellent book covering the 50 year history of the Porsche 911 series of cars. It details the history of the 911 up to the 991 series but not the Turbo, Turbo S or Targa models.

The "definitive" book, in my opinion, on the history of the 911 is the "911 Story" by Paul Frere and Tony Dron. This book, whilst not containing quite the level of detailed information as the 911 Story, is an easier read and is a very worthy addition to any collection of books on the 911 or Porsche in general.
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