Keith Martin on Collecting Porsche

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With car collecting columns in magazines such as Autoweek and Automobile, appearances on Speed TV, seminars at major auctions, and as publishing Sports Car Market Magazine, Keith Martin has made a name for himself as an expert on car collecting.In this book, he and other editors and contributors of SCM have collected the magazine's best articles and auction reports covering the Porsche marque. This will be a gold mine for anyone who loves Porsches, is in the market for one, or owns one already. Full of pithy ...
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Overview

With car collecting columns in magazines such as Autoweek and Automobile, appearances on Speed TV, seminars at major auctions, and as publishing Sports Car Market Magazine, Keith Martin has made a name for himself as an expert on car collecting.In this book, he and other editors and contributors of SCM have collected the magazine's best articles and auction reports covering the Porsche marque. This will be a gold mine for anyone who loves Porsches, is in the market for one, or owns one already. Full of pithy comments and straight talk about the pros and cons of Porsche ownership, this book will be an incredible value for Porsche lovers and fans of SCM.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760318164
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 2/15/2004
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 5
Acknowledgments 8
Introduction 9
Part I Porsche 356 10
Chapter 1 356 Pre A & A Profiles
1952 Porsche Type 540 America Roadster 11
1952 Porsche 356 (Pre-A) Cabriolet 12
1955 Porsche 356 Silver Bullet Longtail Special 13
1956 Porsche 356A Speedster 14
1958 Porsche 356A Cabriolet 15
1959 Porsche 356A Super Cab 16
Chapter 2 356 B & C Profiles
1960 Porsche 356B Roadster 17
1961 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 18
1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS/GT 19
1964 Porsche 356C Coupe 20
Chapter 3 356 Q & A
356s Melt From the Inside Out 21
356s From $16,000 to $150,000 22
Mystery Motor Discount 23
Mystery Photo 23
Buy a C, Not a B? 24
Door Fits & Color Combos 25
Spend More, Get More 26
How to Value a Car That Isn't For Sale 27
A Nasty Parts Car Brings $6,600? 28
Two 356 Coupes, Cheap. I Pass 29
Upgrades Can Be Downers 30
The Nuts and Bolts of Tires and Shocks 31
Chapter 4 What They're Really Worth
356s Cross the Block 32
The Twenty Year Picture 33
Part II Porsche 911 37
Chapter 5 1964-1973 911 Profiles
1967 Porsche 911S SWB 2.0L Coupe 38
1972 Porsche 911E Coupe 39
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring 40
1970-1973 911S: Affordable Classic 41
Chapter 6 1974-1989 911 Profiles
1985 Porsche 911 Cabriolet 42
1989 Porsche Carrera Speedster 43
1978-1983 Porsche 911SC 44
1984-1989 Porsche Carrera Coupe 45
Chapter 7 1990-Present 911 & Turbo Profiles
1992 Porsche 959 46
930 Turbo: A Porsche for Mr. Leadfoot 47
Chapter 8 911 Q & A
What's the 411 on my 911? 48
Soft Rear Window Targas, Collecting 993s, and Buying on eBay 49
What About the 912? 50
Restore a Porsche For Love, Not Money 51
Finish the Restoration on this 1969 911T Targa 52
Poor Old Porvair 53
A 911 for the Intellectually Challenged 54
1973 911T Winter Beater 55
The 911 Carrera RS--Better Than a SWB 56
Carrera RS: How Much Better Than a Stock 911? 57
Euro Carrera Sleepers 58
$16,000 for a Modified '73 S? 59
The Flaws on My 911 Are Money in the Bank That I Didn't Spend 60
What Is a '731/2 911, Anyway? 61
What's My 1974 Carrera Targa Worth? 62
Why Sell Your '83 SC? 63
How Much for a 36k-Mile 1980 911SC Targa? 64
Value of a "Turbo Look" vs. the Real Thing 65
Mystery Photo 65
C2/C4: Investment or Mechanical Boondoggle? 66
Buying a "No Test Drive" 930 67
Values of '96 Twin Turbos and '98 C2s 68
Chapter 9 What They're Really Worth
911s Cross the Block 69
The Twenty Year Picture 72
Part III From 906 to 964 and Everything in Between 74
Chapter 10 Mid-Engine Profiles
1973 Porsche 914-4 75
1970-1976 Porsche 914-4 76
Future Classic: 1997-1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5 77
2001 Porsche Boxster S 78
Chapter 11 Front Engine Profiles
1986 Porsche 928S Coupe 79
The 928: Fast, But Going Nowhere 80
1986 Porsche 928 Factory Custom 4-door Sedan 81
Chapter 12 Race Car Profiles
1966 Porsche Carrera 906E 82
How Not to Sell Your 906 83
1973 Porsche Carrera RSR 2.8 84
911 GT1 85
Chapter 13 Mid and Front Engine Q & A
A 914 With Six Appeal 86
$100,000 for a 914? 87
Selling My 914-6 88
924s Cheap For a Reason 89
Cornering the 968 Market 90
Chapter 14 What They're Really Worth
More Porsches Cross the Block 91
The Twenty Year Picture 92
Part IV Random Thoughts 96
Chapter 15 Legal Files
On Track, No Coverage 97
What If We Give You a New Boxster S? 98
Spinning Into a DWi 99
Pass the Blood Test, Go Directly to Jail 100
Chapter 16 Buying Advice
Porsches from $5,000 to $50,000 101
Price Check 102
You Paid What for That? 103
Looking Back--Great Buys of '98 104
Five Porsches That are Going Up in Value 105
Five Porsches to Avoid 106
Chapter 17 Complete Porsche Price Guide 107
Values from 1954-Present 108
The Twenty Year Picture 109
Resource Directory 110
Index 111
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