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4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive company line, 3 Jan 2010
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J. C. Darley (Helensburgh United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Porsche Book: The Complete History of Types and Models (Hardcover)
These three volumes are remarkably comprehensive and deserve credit for that. There are problems, though. Originally written in German, it has been translated into American. You soon get used to the liters and the fact that a hood is not what you first thought. There are some curious turns of phrase, particularly amongst the technical expressions. Also, there are lots of adjectival nouns. A pet hate. Nevertheless, it is easy to read.

One of the two authors, Jurgen Barth, is a Porsche man. Maybe that is why the whole work reads like a publicity brochure. A little light criticsm of earlier models is allowed. For example the 912 (1966 - 1968) "was never a car to which superlatives could apply". Description of current cars is the company's line. I havn't found any juicy little titbits of gossip either.

I guess, partly because of its price, this work will be bought only by those with a special interest. They will be pleased to have it but, like me, will wish for a little more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, 16 Jun 2012
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This review is from: The Porsche Book: The Complete History of Types and Models (Hardcover)
If you want some in depth technical background and related material on every Porsche then this is a good source. Not cheap though.......
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculously comprehensive, 3 Jun 2011
This review is from: The Porsche Book: The Complete History of Types and Models (Hardcover)
So jammed packed with great pictures and facts that I wouldn't know what more to ask for. Every single model included.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best, 14 April 2014
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As a motoring journalist, I find this addition to my library very welcoming. The books are loaded with info and even details such as VIN numbers are included. Perfect for the Porsche connoisseur.
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The Porsche Book: The Complete History of Types and Models by Jurgen Barth (Hardcover - 1 Aug 2009)
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