Porsche 928

Porsche 928

by Brian Long
     
 

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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

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Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"

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] workmanlike and detailed account ... very much the compendium for 928 owners and enthusiasts" - Kieron Fennelly"

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

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

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 color photography shows the car off to great effect ... a comprehensive view of this hugely sporting GT."—Classic Cars "

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"

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903706305
Publisher:
Veloce Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2014
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
825,998
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 2.80(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
... 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 color 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
 

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Meet the Author

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 owner of both the MX-5 and rotary Mazdas, he has had a strong connection with Mazda products for well over a decade.

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 60 books published, including many works on Japanese marques.

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