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Porsche: A History of Excellence
     

Porsche: A History of Excellence

by Randy Leffingwell
 

No other sports car has had a run like Porsche’s, on the street or on the world’s racetracks. 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 from the first 356 to today’s Cayman and 911. His

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No other sports car has had a run like Porsche’s, on the street or on the world’s racetracks. 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 from the first 356 to today’s Cayman and 911. 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"

I'm easily caught up in the quick reading style and insight I haven't come across in other books." - PorschePerfect.com"

... this softbound, updated verion is a budget-priced gem for hardcore Porschephiles and newbies alike.. captures the marque's defining principles in an interesting way." - AutoWeek

“Randy Leffingwell is a Porsche enthusiast – serving as primary reason why this book isn't just another regurgitated account following the history of one of the world's most celebrated marques. Printed as a three-pound soft-cover, the book carries a list price of $30.00 (it is $21.90 right now on Amazon). That's a literary bargain if you're a fan of European sports cars.” – AutoBlog.com"

Richly illustrated, each important model of the fabled marque is covered, with interviews of key personnel and racers included. All of it is well-researched and written, with quality photography and archive photos to back it up. Even if you have shelves full of Porsche books, this one offers a unique and informative treatment for old and new Porsche enthusiasts alike." – Vintage Motorsport

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760340165
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
03/04/2011
Edition description:
First
Pages:
348
Sales rank:
549,423
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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"... this softbound, updated verion is a budget-priced gem for hardcore Porschephiles and newbies alike.. captures the marque's defining principles in an interesting way." - AutoWeek 

“Randy Leffingwell is a Porsche enthusiast – serving as primary reason why this book isn't just another regurgitated account following the history of one of the world's most celebrated marques. Printed as a three-pound soft-cover, the book carries a list price of $30.00 (it is $21.90 right now on Amazon). That's a literary bargain if you're a fan of European sports cars.” – AutoBlog.com 
"Richly illustrated, each important model of the fabled marque is covered, with interviews of key personnel and racers included. All of it is well-researched and written, with quality photography and archive photos to back it up. Even if you have shelves full of Porsche books, this one offers a unique and informative treatment for old and new Porsche enthusiasts alike." – Vintage Motorsport

 

"I'm easily caught up in the quick reading style and insight I haven't come across in other books."  - PorschePerfect.com

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 Porsche 911 50 Years, Corvette 60 Years, and The Art of the Corvette. Leffingwell is considered one of the top Porsche historians working today, and he enjoys a close working relationship with Porsche AG. He lives in southern California, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles.

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