It’s hard to believe, but the Porsche 911 was launched over 40 years ago in 1963 as the 901. Since then, many would-be pretenders to its throne have come and gone, yet the 911 has remained the epitome of the essential sportscar and one of the most desirable cars of all time.
So, what are the secrets of the 911’s everlasting youth? The answers are simple: superb original design, excellent build quality and continuous development which has kept the 911 right on the leading edge of sportscar design.
The 911’s longevity, ever-changing specification, race and rally record and major presence in so many of the world’s markets, makes the 911 story much too big to tell in a single volume. This is the second of five books, each complete in itself and covering a defined period, which chronicle the 911’s story in definitive detail and which are the ‘must have’ reference for all 911 enthusiasts.
This volume takes up the 911 story with the launch of the 2.4 litre cars and goes on to cover 2.7 litre models and the first of the legendary Turbos. RS/RSR models are included, as is the 912E.
The author and publisher are grateful for Porsche’s unstinting support for this project. Virtually all of the images portrayed in this book have been sourced from the official Porsche archive, thus ensuring complete originality for historical reference.The Author
Born in Coventry, the heart of Britain's motor industry, the Brian Long 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.Specification
Cloth hardback. 250x207mm (9-7/8x8-1/8in). 192 pages. Over 240 illustrations, mainly colour.Retail Sales
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