PORSCHE 911 STORY DEFINITIVE HISTORY – SIGNED COPY – SPECIAL BINDING
“We can say with confidence, the binding to this book is at the pinnacle of the book-binders art. Frere & Dron’s work on the Porsche 911 is accepted as the definitive study, and together with this sumptuous binding, will remain something to be enjoyed by generations.”
Title: Porsche 911 Story – The Entire development History
History of the Porsche 911: The Porsche 911 is a two-door, 2+2 high performance classic German sports car made since 1963 by Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany. It has a rear-mounted six cylinder boxer engine and all round independent suspension. It has undergone continuous development, though the basic concept has remained little changed. The engines were air-cooled until the introduction of the Type 996 in 1998, with Porsche’s “993” series, produced in model years 1994–1998, being the last of the air-cooled Porsches.
The 911 has been modified by private teams and by the factory itself for racing, rallying, and other forms of automotive competition. It is among the most successful competition cars. In the mid-1970s, naturally aspirated 911 Carrera RSRs won major world championship sports car races, such as Targa Florio and 24 Hours of Daytona, even against prototypes. The 911-derived 935 turbo also won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979 and Porsche won World Championship for Makes titles in 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979 with 911-derived models.
In the 1999 international poll for the award, the 911 came fifth. It is one of two in the top five that had remained continuously in production (the original Beetle remained in production until 2003), and was until 1998 a successful surviving application of the air- (now water-) cooled opposed rear-engine layout pioneered by its ancestor, the Porsche 356. It is one of the oldest sports coupé nameplates still in production with one million manufactured as of 2017.
Author: Paul Frere & Tony Dron
Description: Originally published in 1976, this most successful of 911 publications has gone through no less than nine editions, and remains today as the definitive study of the Porsche 911. This English language edition is a must for the bookshelf of anyone interested in this car company, and in particular for the 911 model.
Special Binding: Covered in the finest quality mid-grey heavy grained leather, the cover sports fine deeply embossed matt sulminium 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 aluminium gilted and the book has fine matt silver endpapers. The book has black & white ‘heads & tails, along with double black silk ribbon markers. Supplied within a black linen archival slip case.
Format: 552 pages with over 500 photographs (majority in full colour). 26cm x 25.5cm.
Publisher: Odcombe Press
Edition: Special leatherbound limited edition, complete with archival slipcase. Hand signed in black ink by Tony Dron to the title page.
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