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The Porsche 911 is arguably one of the most successful cars ever designed.
It has been in continuous production for 47 years and has evolved so perfectly that it remains the class of the field today – just as it was in 1964.
The 911’s motorsports success is matched by its appeal as a finely-engineered road car that offers supercar performance combined with reliability and civilised road manners that make it suitable for everyday use.
If I could own any one car in the world, it would probably be a 911.
Given all of that, it should come as no surprise to you that I enjoyed every page of Randy Leffingwell’s The Complete Book of Porsche 911.
Produced in large format hardcover, with 288 photo-filled glossy pages, The Complete Book of 911 tells the long tale of the evolution of the Porsche 911 and includes all the factory’s production and racing models and some of the custom models that have been produced by famed German Porsche tuner Ruf over the last five decades.
The Complete Book of 911 even includes a section about the 911’s predecessors – early Porsche sportscars that paved the way to the birth of the 911. It’s all here – air-cooled, water-cooled, Carreras, Targas, Turbos, GTs, factory racers and more. All six generations of 911 – right up to 2010 – are included, along with copious facts, figures and historical background.
To be honest, there is nothing sensible I can say about this book or about the Porsche 911. If you don’t get it, I can’t explain it – and if you do understand the magic of the 911, I don’t need to try.
Love 911s? You’ll love this book – why not treat yourself for Christmas?
Title: The Complete Book of Porsche 911
Author: Randy Leffingwell
Format: Hardcover, 288 Pages