Porsche: The Classic Era (Hardcover)

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Porsche: The Classic Era (Hardcover)


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Porsche: The Classic Era offers something for all Stuttgart enthusiasts and those interested in automotive history.

There are few automobiles in the world as iconic as Porsche's air-cooled sports cars. For more than 50 years Porsche's rear-engine wonders set the benchmark for production sports cars and dominated the world's race courses. From the first Gmund coupe, to the 356 to the timeless 911, this richly illustrated volume tells the full story of Germany's fabled sports cars.

Automotive writer and photographer Dennis Adler begins the books with the early career of Ferdiand Porsche, detailing the influences and events that set him on the path of automotive-engineering greatness including key stints with Mercedes-Benz, Auto Union, and Volkswagen. From there he details Porsche's WWII work before moving into the postwar era and the establishment of Porsche as a unique automotive brand.

Adler's engaging text is accompanied throughout by rare images from Porsche's historic archive as well as stunning contemporary photos of all the great cars including 356 Carerra, 550 Speedster, 911S, 912, 930 Turbo, 914/6 as well as key racers like the 906, 908, and 935.

Award-winning author, photographer, and historian Dennis Adler is one of America's most published automotive authors and historians. He has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and CBS Sunday Morning. The author of dozens of books on collectible automobiles and historic firearms, as well as a former magazine editor, Adler has had more than 5000 articles and photographs published during his long career.

Product Details ISBN: 9780760351901
ISBN-10: 0760351902
Publisher: Motorbooks
Publication Date: September 15th, 2016
Pages: 304
Language: English

"Look for Porsche: The Classic Era when it's released in September. Until then, enjoy these photos from the book, which is a must-read for Porsche fans."


"...a book almost everyone can enjoy, and a very good value proposition at just $40"—Petrolicious

"The book is wonderfully  illustrated, giving true justice to this memorable slice of American automotive history."—DeansGarage.com

"Porsche: The Classic Era is a must for any Porsche enthusiast. This extensive guide through Porsche’s history is unlike any other."—Automoblog.com

"Adler’s engaging text is accompanied throughout by rare images from Porsche‘s historic archive as well as stunning contemporary photos of all the great cars."—NoBraking.com

"Denis Adler is a highly respected Porsche expert. In this book he shares that deep understanding of the brand in an easy-to-read, direct way that informs the reader as entertains and explains."—LACar.com