Porsche 911 - The Definitive History

Porsche 911 The Definitive History


Volume 1: 1963 to 1971

By Brian Long

ISBN 1-903706-28-9

Published September 2003 (UK)

£29.99 (UK) Features

  • The 911 is probably the world's best known sports car
  • The first book in what will become the definitive 911 (and 912) reference
  • The author received full co-operation from Porsche
  • Full year-by-year, model-by-model coverage, including all limited editions
  • Includes rare prototype photographs
  • International markets covered in great detail
  • Well over 230 contemporary pictures, mostly in colour
  • Includes contemporary advertising and sales brochure material
  • Throughout the world over 100,000 911s & 912s were sold in the period covered
  • Brian Long is an acknowledged motoring historian


Covers design, the 901 prototype, the early 911s (including 912s) and the 2.2 litre cars. First shown as the 901 prototype at the 1963 Geneva Show, the 911 quickly built on the Porsche legend established by the 356 models. A process of continuous evolution has kept the 911 fresh for nearly 40 years, while impeccable build quality has ensured that most of even the very earliest cars have survived as desirable and usable classics. This is the first of a set of books which will chronicle the history of the evergreen 911, from the earliest design studies to the water-cooled cars of today.

The Author

Born in Coventry, the heart of Britain's motor industry, the author comes from a family with a proud heritage in engineering, in both automotive and aviation fields. He trained as a mechanical engineer, and worked at his father's garage before becoming heavily involved in the classic car scene at the age of 19.

Nowadays a full-time writer, who says he turned to writing by accident, Brian’s had more than 20 books published since the first in 1990.

A member of the RJC (Researchers' & Journalists' Conference of Japan), a committee member of the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame, a member of the Society of Automotive Historians and a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, Brian lives in Japan with his wife Miho, son Louis and daughter Sophie-Mercedes.


Cloth hardback. 250x 207mm (9-7/8x8-1/8in) portrait. 192 pages. Over 230 illustrations, mainly colour.

Published 21 September 2003 Melanie Carter

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