Porsche 911

Porsche 911 The Definitive History volume 5

Porsche 911

The Definitive History volume 5: 1997 to 2004
  • By Brian Long
  • Published May 2005 UK
  • ISBN 1-904788-42-4
  • £34.99 UK
  • The fifth and final volume in this impressive series on the history of the Porsche 911 sportscar from 1963 to 2004
  • The author has received full co-operation from Porsche
  • Full year-by-year coverage of production models
  • American and European markets covered in great detail
  • Limited editions covered in full
  • Rare prototype photographs
  • Well over 280 contemporary pictures, many in colour
  • In addition to photographs, advertising and brochures have been reproduced
  • Combined with the previous four volumes, this is the definitive 911 reference work

First shown as the 901 prototype at the 1963 Frankfurt Show, the 911 quickly built on the Porsche legend established by the 356 models. This volume, and the previously published four, look at the history of the evergreen 911 in definitive detail, covering 40 years of progress from the earliest design studies to the water-cooled cars of today.

The Author

Born in Coventry, the heart of Britain’s motor industry. Brian comes from a family with a proud heritage in both automotive and aviation engineering. He trained as a mechanical engineer, and worked at his father’s garage before moving into power transmissions. Since 1990, when his first book was released, he has had more than 30 books published. Brian is a member of the RJC (Researchers’ & Journalists’ Conference of Japan), the Guild of Motoring Writers and a former Porsche owner. Brian has a wife, Miho, a son, Louis, and a daughter, Sophie-Mercedes, and lives in Japan.


Cloth hardback. Over 280 colour pictures. 208 pages. 250mm tall x 207mm

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Published 8 May 2005 Melanie Carter

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