"Originally published in 2013, Randy Leffingwell's celebration of one of the world's premiere sports cars, is still a
top seller more than 3-years later."
"Porsche 911: 50 Years is above all a celebration of a peculiarly individual car which in a rational world would never
have existed and yet survived and prospered through a half century, evolving and adapting but never losing its highly
distinct character. No other brand has ever managed this and Leffingwell’s achievement is the focus he brings to this
compelling story. Some of the face-to-face discussions the author was able to hold with current Porsche movers and
shakers would have been impossible only a few years ago and this greater openness has extended to the company’s image
collection: the book is illustrated by a superb selection of previously unseen Archive photography. Leffingwell has
created a splendid monument to the Porsche 911, which more than just the definitive sports car, has defied conformist
pressures to become a symbol of endeavour and excellence." - Total911.com
â??an exhaustive history of the 911â?¿ I wholeheartedly recommend it.â??
From the Inside Flap
Porsche 911: 50 Years provides the Porsche fan with everything he or she could possibly want in a book. All the iconic
911 models are here: the original 901 prototype that set the standard; the legendary RS models that made the Porsche a
dominant force on the world's race tracks; the infamous Turbo, the car that kept the peformance flame alight during the
dark, dismal 1970s; the fabled 959, the Porsche that redefined the term “supercar”; the 993, last of the original
air-cooled models; and the 996, 997, and 991, the liquid-cooled cars that brought the 911 into a new millenium. But more
than just telling the story of these cars, author Randy Leffingwell tells the story of the people behind their creation:
Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche, the son of legendary Porsche founder Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche who, along with Erwin Komenda,
designed the instantly recognizable 911 shape; Peter W. Schutz, the Porsche CEO who saved the 911 from extinction; and
Dr. Helmuth Bott, the mad engineering genius behind many of the groundbreaking technologies that have defined the 911,
like fuel injection, turbocharging, and all-wheel-drive. This book also tells the story of the 911 community—the clubs
and culture that surround the car. No Porsche fan will want to miss this fantastic book.
Author bio: Randy Leffingwell, best-selling Motorbooks author and renowned photographer, has earned a reputation as one
of the most thorough Porsche historians working today. He has written and photographed over two dozen books on topics
ranging from farm tractors to motorcycles to cars to barns.
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