“We can say with confidence, the binding to this book is at the pinnacle of the book-binders art. Conradt’s work on the Porsche 356 is accepted as the definitive study, and together with this sumptuous binding, will remain something to be enjoyed by generations.”


Title: Porsche 356 Definitive History  – Special Binding

History of the Porsche 356: The Porsche 356 is a luxury sports car which was first produced by Austrian company Porsche Konstruktionen GesmbH (1948–1949), and then by German company Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche GmbH (1950–1965). It was Porsche’s first production automobile. Earlier cars designed by the Austrian company include Cisitalia Grand Prix race car, the Volkswagen Beetle, and Auto Union Grand Prix cars.

The 356 is a lightweight and nimble-handling, rear-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-door available both in hardtop coupé and open configurations. Engineering innovations continued during the years of manufacture, contributing to its motorsports success and popularity. Production started in 1948 at Gmünd, Austria, where approximately 50 cars were built. In 1950 the factory relocated to Zuffenhausen, Germany, and general production of the 356 continued until April 1965, well after the replacement model 911 made its autumn 1963 debut. Of the 76,000 originally produced, approximately half or more are thought to survive.

Author: Dirk-Michael Conradt

Description: Originally published in 1989 and remaining today as the definitive study of the Porsche 356. This English language edition is a must for the bookshelf of anyone interested in this car company, and in particular for the 356 model.

Special Binding: Covered in the finest quality mid-grey heavy grained leather, the cover sports fine deeply embossed matt red foil title blocking. To the centre is a complex triple foil deep impressed Porsche logo in matt gilt, black and red foils. The page ends are matt gilted and the book has fine matt gold endpapers. The book has red ‘heand & tails, along with double red silk ribbon markers.  Supplied within a black linen archival slip case.

Format: 263 pages with over 200 photographs. 27cm x 23.5cm.

Publisher: Beeman Jorgensen Publications

Edition: Special leatherbound limited edition, complete with archival slipcase.

ISBN:  0-929758-09-9

Weight: 2kg

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