By: Glen Smale .
The Porsche 911 is one of the two most recognised sports cars on this planet. The stuff of dreams for many, the iconic 911 has a devoted band of fervent followers, whether owners or enthusiasts. The Porsche brand is an alluring one and that aura has been created largely by the evolving 911.
In this book, the great 911 story is told in a very different way. The latest in -the popular Original Scrapbook series, this book mixes stunning photography with cuttings, brochures and PorSche posters. Many of these illustrations have been liberated from the very depths of Porsche's own archives and have never been seen before.
The strong visual appeal of the book is backed up by a mass of text in the form of snippets on all manner of angles, from competition successes to interviews to marketing information to little known and intriguing facts. It is very readable and can be returned to again and again. Dip in, dip out, or read from cover to cover — the choice is yours!
This book covers the 911 for 35 years, from 1963 to 1998 — the years of the air-cooled engines. Along the way, it uncovers some of the struggles that the company went through in the early days. Such a book would not be complete without the awesome Carrera RS 2.7, the family bloodline of which can be traced back to La Carrera Panamericana, the extraordinary Mexican road race of the 1950s. Without any doubt, the 911's strong market position today can be attributed to its awesome sporting achievements, and the Mexican race has much to do with the success of the Carrera name today.
The industry adage that 'racing improves the breed' has never been more true than in the case of Porsche. Through factory and privateer racing teams, the 911 amassed victories on virtually every continent and at every level of the sport.
Celebrate the great Porsche 911 in this unashamedly indulgent journey through the 911's long and distinguished life.