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The Book of the Porsche 356

The Book of the Porsche 356

By Brian Long
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Hardback • 250mm x 250mmm • 192 pages • 300 pictures

ISBN: 978-1-84584-035-8

£ 50.00 Postage + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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- New revised, reformatted and completely remade edition ? More than 100 new photographs
- Covers Replica 356s
- Includes production totals and specifications
- Helpful buying/restoration advice
- A MUST for any Porsche fanatic!


The story of the most successful sports car manufacturers first car, detailing the full and fascinating story of the Porsche 356 and the racing and rallying cars which sprang from it. With over 240 pictures and extensive, well researched text, this book is a must for any Porsche fanatic.


Based loosely upon the VW Beetle, which Dr Porsche also designed, the 356 was the first Porsche model and, as such, represented the birth of a legend. The curvaceous little coupés and spyders were a huge success throughout the world, and continued to be so throughout the model's life because of a policy of continuous development. Here is the full and fascinating story of the Porsche 356, and the racing and rallying cars which sprang from it. Here, too, is the story of the very beginnings of what, today, is one of the greatest sports car marques and an icon of automotive excellence.

Independent Reviews

A must for the collection of any 356 enthusiast ... but the sheer amount of information about the early history of the 356 range, production details and motorsport history should make it appeal to a much wider audience ... much more than just a re-issue - it is a well assembled history that can be read from cover-to-cover as a reference work with copious information on production numbers and technical specifications - or just as a pleasurable browse for any sports car enthusiast.

A must for any Porsche enthusiast.
Auto Express

Highly recommended!
Oldtimer / Dreamcar

This revised and reformatted edition has been thoroughly changed, compared to the previous edition with over 100 new pictures. The book gives a clear insight in the production numbers of the cars, and brings technical specifications that any Porsche enthusiast will like. No matter if you are a 356 collector, or just starting to restore a car, this book will bring you lots of pleasure with all the detailed information, and great pictures. Definitely a book that belongs in any Porsche library
A real standard.
Liebe zu Ihm

**** Klassiek & Techniek


It's a book to excite any 356 enthusiast.
Australian Classic Car

Though at 10x10” and hard covered, it is almost a ‘coffee table’-sized book, this is not a book, it’s a time machine. 'The Book of the Porsche 356' is one that every 356 enthusiast should have.
Porsche Club of America, Riverside Region

If you love Porsche, you really must get this book. I know I will be off to fantasy land again and again with this wonderful book in my home.
Porsche Club of America, Red River Region

I’d recommend the book to anyone at all interested in the early history of Porsche and the 356 in particular.
The Sage Tick

Like all other Porsche models, the 356 has had plenty of words written about it, but this new title brings a lot of material together neatly. Its particular strength is in the photographs, of which there are almost 300, including shots of early Porsches in the process of being assembled and quite a lot of rare. This is a book that any enthusiast of these successful early Porsches should enjoy.
New Zealand Classic Car

If you own a 356, these pictures will make you glad you do; if you don't, they're certain to make you want one.
Classic & Sports Car

This is not simply a reissue. It is extensively revised and substantially expanded. The artwork in the book is wonderful and a pleasure to just browse through. I smile every time I pick it up. It gets my top five star rating!
Heat Exchanger

The book abounds with intimate and unusual stories about these early Porsches, its founders, and the many variations produced.
Porsche Club of America, Monterey Bay region


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