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Porsche 928

Porsche 928

By Brian Long
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Hardback • 208 pages • 250 x 250mm • 426 pictures, mainly in colour

ISBN: 978-1-903706-30-5

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- The author is an acknowledged motoring historian
- American and European markets covered in great detail, as well as Japanese and Australian
- Special variants and racing exploits covered in full
- Around 400 contemporary pictures, mainly in colour
- In addition to photographs, reproduced advertising and brochures have been included
- Useful appendices supplement detailed text
- Completes the author’s library of books on the classic Porsches


This book covers the full history of the Porsche 928, looking at the variants sold on the domestic, American, British, Australian and Japanese markets, from the time the car was launched in 1977 until the last one was built in 1995. In line with the policy established by the author in his other Porsche titles, contemporary material – supplied almost exclusively by the factory – has been used to illustrate the book for authenticity, and to help owners pinpoint what is and what is not correct for any specific year in any given country. Advertising and brochures are also reproduced, giving the reader a feel for the era and marketing tactics.


The 928 was originally designed as a replacement for the legendary 911, although traditionalists wouldn’t let the air-cooled machine die, and the fuel crisis that occurred soon after the new Grand Tourer was launched meant its stunning performance on the road would not be matched in the showrooms.
There was hardly a bad word written about the 928 or the beautifully-engineered V8 that powered it when it was new, yet it always seemed to be in the shadow of its older, six-cylinder stablemate. Today, over a decade since the last car was built, interest in this magnificent Porsche is increasing, as people start to judge it in a different light.
This painstakingly-researched book looks at the birth of the 928, and then follows its progress around the world, taking in all the variants in all major markets, as well as a peak at its racing exploits. Illustrated with contemporary material throughout, it is the perfect guide to this eight-cylinder Porsche.

Independent Reviews

A densely packed, authoritative and well-researched history of details ... should give any prospective Porsche 928 buyer the confidence to choose, verify and purchase without worrying that colours or features don’t add up.
Classic Car Weekly

[A] must-read ... no points are missed as the detail is comprehensive throughout.
Auto Express

Illustrated with contemporary pictures and drawings, and is a perfect guide to anyone who just want’s to know more about the Porsche 928, or as a guide for those that are looking to buy one.
Liebe zu Ihm (Love for Porsche)

If you own a 928, this is a lovely record of your car's history and its place in the wider world of Porsche.
All Torque

... this is a solid history with lots of great archive pics, including factory development shots. Octane

Each generation gets its own chapter, with step-by-step detail on how the model evolved and period quote from drivers such as Phil Hill, plus explanations of the 928's engineering. A thorough account of an underrated car.
Classic & Sports Car

Long has included much contemporary literature from the 928 years and the colour photography shows the car off to great effect ... a comprehensive view of this hugely sporting GT.
Classic Cars

BOOK OF THE MONTH. A worthwhile publication that Porsche enthusiasts will want to add to their library shelves.
Australian Classic Car

The excellent range of pictures from the Porsche archive, as well as contemporary publicity material, combines well with the detailed and readable text. Everything's covered, from the 928's initial development and specification to trim options and racing versions.
Classics Monthly

Additional Information

Models covered:
All 928 variants, 1977-1995


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