Porsche 911: Perfection by Design

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No other sports car has had a run like the Porsche 911, on the street or on the world's racetracks. On the eve of Porsche’s 60th anniversary, this richly illustrated volume tells the story of that fabled marque.

Renowned automotive writer and photographer (and Porsche aficionado) Randy Leffingwell focuses his lens on each important model. His pictures, in-depth analyses of each car and its context, and interviews with key personnel comprise a complete, compelling, and often ...

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Overview

No other sports car has had a run like the Porsche 911, on the street or on the world's racetracks. On the eve of Porsche’s 60th anniversary, this richly illustrated volume tells the story of that fabled marque.

Renowned automotive writer and photographer (and Porsche aficionado) Randy Leffingwell focuses his lens on each important model. His pictures, in-depth analyses of each car and its context, and interviews with key personnel comprise a complete, compelling, and often revealing history of the world’s premier name in sports cars.

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Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, April 2006“Porsche 911 lovers are in no way lacking for printed reading material. A glance at the average bookseller’s shelf may turn up more Porsche books than any other marque. It takes a great deal to set a new 911 book apart from the crowd, but a near coffee-table-sized format, stylish design and beautiful magazine-style photography do the trick. Lucky for author Randy Leffingwell, his eye-catching Porsche 911: Perfection by Design has all the above.”         

Reader’s Digest holiday gift guide, December 2005 “Want a Porsche? Who doesn’t? But since most of us can’t afford one, here’s the next best thing: a coffee-table book all about them. Porsche 911 chronicles the sports car’s birth and rise to the top, and has 300-plus drool-inducing photos.”    

Excellence, June 2006 (No. 1 Porsche-specific magazine in the U.S.)“Books on Porsche come and go – but standouts are rare. Porsche 911: Perfection by Design is one … What really sets this book apart is the way it endeavors to answer a basic question: ‘Why has the rear-engined 911 been so successful in a world that’s relegated its basic layout to automotive history?’ The in-depth research and telling interviews used to answer that question make this book a bargain at $50. “The story is matched with superb photos. As is often the case with images captured by Leffingwell’s lens, many are the kind you’ll pore over before turning the page.  “Porsche 911: Perfection by Design is worthy of a place on the shelf alongside Ludvigsen, Aichle, Frere and Sloniger. Think of it as a book that fills in the whys behind the whats of Porsche history – without relying on tired photos or rehashed history. It will make a fine addition to any Porsche library.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760329757
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 9/15/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Randy Leffingwell wrote his first book, American Muscle, in 1989 while still on staff at the Los Angeles Times. Since then, he has authored another 47 titles for Motorbooks and its sister publisher Voyageur Press, including his most recent Complete Book of Porsche 911 and Corvette 60 Years. He has just finished Porsche 911: Fifty Years, a reexamination of the 911 story based on nearly two dozen new interviews. He lives in southern California, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents


The Leap from 356 to 901: 1953-1964     6
The First Generation: 1964-1969     32
Resurrection of the Carrera: 1969-1973     74
The Second Generation: 1974-1983     108
A Generation ends, another begins: 1981-1989     162
Porsche's Third Generation-The 964: 1989-1994     208
The Fourth Generation-the 993: 1994-1998     248
Porsche's Fifth Generation-the 996: 1999-2004     284
The Sixth Generation-the 997: 2004-Today     324
Acknowledgments     348
Index     350
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