Archive for Items Categorized 'German', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Imhof, Keyser, Barth
A 911 like no other. Not only was it rare in period, it did so many unique things in its early life that it seems inconceivable that it would just be thrown away. But some people kept looking. And now it lives again.
by Roy Smith
“Everyone” knows that Porsche makes serious race cars—but even Porsche geeks will surely not know just how many other makes and teams used Porsche motors and know-how to better their own fortunes, often enough in competition against the provider.
by Ryan Snodgrass
A truly important technological success, and not only for Porsche. Turbocharging is the way many hypercars go these days and this glorious book lays it all out.
by Roy Smith
Unless you are a racer, you may have never given the boxy 914 a second look. The victim of development shortcuts and marketing tussles, the car that is now beginning to be called “great” was born under a cloud.
by Mäder, Konradsheim, Gruber
This Porsche is certainly having a moment these days, both in terms of collector car prices and literature. A book like this makes you want to be a 911 owner, just to have a legitimate reason for owning it
by Jens Cooper & Harald Hamprecht
This little Opel, the first-ever German concept car (1965), has more American connections that just being called the “baby Corvette.” As GM’s European subsidiary several US execs who would become industry heavyweights shaped the fates of this machine.
by Richard A. Copping
Sexy Italian coachwork on what is essentially VW Beetle running gear. Good idea? From concept to the end of production, this book fully explores the role of a specialist coachbuilder in taking Volkswagen into new territory
by René Staud (photos), Jürgen Lewandowski (text)
Who needs coupés and cabrios is what this book asks. Unless the answer is self-evident in these photos you’ll have to come up with your own.
by Jürgen Lewandowski
How does the 912 fit into the larger scheme of Porsche model philosophy? In ways more finely nuanced and intentional than the literature normally records. The author’s name pretty much assures a solid book.
by Walter Näher
Many are the books that tell the story of the all-conquering 917 but this is the one that shows the source material everyone else is working from—it’s like an All Access Pass to the Porsche Archives!
by Jörg Hajt
A veritable cult car these days, the ubiquitous VW transporter was a workhorse in all corners of the globe, ridden hard and put away wet. Read here what makes it special.
by Gordon Wingrove
There is no shortage of interesting books about this iconic racecar. What makes this one stand out is that it is written by a former race mechanic who knows every nut and bolt on the car.