The Ultimate Book of the
Air-cooled Porsche 911

10th November 2016
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Catalogue Raisonné Limited to 911 copies

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From the earliest design studies, to the last of the air-cooled line, every model and iteration of this iconic car is covered, revealing the continuous process of evolution and impeccable build quality that has kept the 911 fresh for over 50 years.
Limited edition cars, rare prototypes, and one-off specials are included, and all models are illustrated with over 1250 contemporary photos and illustrations, plus reproductions of advertising materials and brochures, making this the most comprehensive reference work on the air-cooled 911 available … truly the ULTIMATE book on the subject.

With the full co-operation of Porsche, the author has assembled and presented an extensive history of the air-cooled 911 that includes full year-by-year coverage of production models, listings of colour and trim options, descriptions of limited edition cars, Porsche’s racing efforts in the arena of motor sports, plus three highly-detailed appendices.

The birth, rise, and eventual replacement of the air-cooled 911 by the water-cooled 996 is catalogued in unprecedented detail, revealing how the company fought through sometimes difficult times, political turmoil and changing fashions to keep the 911 current and at the top of its game through every decade.

The definitive history of an evergreen Porsche presented in an exquisite and impressive package.
  • A beautifully designed artpaper production presented in a slip case: a celebration of the 911 to cherish
  • Illustrates early design studies and prototype models
  • Includes over 1250 photographs and illustrations
  • Reproductions of original period brochures and adverts
  • Comprehensive appendices
  • Full year-by-year range details, with model, engine type, capacity, and variations
  • Detailed technical engine specifications for all units
  • Chassis numbers and production figures for every model, covering the entire air-cooled era
  • Details of trim options and paint colours
  • Available in two editions
Numbers 001/911 to 100/911 are bound in white leather and presented in a black slipcase
Numbers 101/911 to 910/911 are bound in white cloth and presented in a black slipcase
Number 911/911 is reserved

248 x 248cm • 592 artpaper pages • over 1250 pictures
Cloth bound edition £175.00; Leather bound edition £295.00

THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF THE AIR-COOLED PORSCHE 911 by Brian Long is available only from the dedicated website it is not on sale through retail outlets or web-based sellers.

Born in Coventry, once the heart of the British motor industry, Brian Long is a professional writer with a passion for vintage and sporting machinery. A trained mechanical engineer and a long-term Porsche owner, he has had a strong connection with the Porsche factory and its products for over two decades.
Married to Miho, and with two children (Louis and Sophie-Mercedes), Brian now lives just outside Tokyo, and spends much of his free time with thoroughbred horses. He has had over 70 books published, including many works on German marques.
Brian says: “From kindergarten age, I used to look forward to the day when an Ice Green Metallic 911 Turbo would appear in my drive. It never did, of course, but a 964 Carrera 4 eventually fulfilled the dream – a car my dear friend ‘Koby’ Kobayakawa used to own out here in Japan. Fully overhauled after 20 years on the road by ace mechanic Michihiko Higashida at Nobel (formally K3 Works, which used to belong to my uncle in the heyday of the Kremer racing team), it should be good for another couple of decades at least, by which time another generation will be able to enjoy it ... “

Place of birth: Coventry, UK
Nearest city: Chiba

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