The Book of the Porsche 356

The Book of the Porsche 356
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Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781845840358
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Based loosely upon the VW Beetle, which Dr. Porsche also designed, the 356 was the first Porsche model and, as such, was truly the birth of a legend. The curvaceous little coupés and spyders were a huge success throughout the world and continued to be so throughout the model's life because of a policy of continuous development. Here is the full and fascinating story of the Porsche 356 and the racing and rallying cars which sprang from it. Here, too, is the story of the very beginnings of what, today, is one of the greatest sports car marques and an icon of automotive excellence.

The author

Born in Coventry, the heart of the British motor industry, Brian Long comes from a family with a proud heritage in the automotive and aviation fields. He trained as a mechanical engineer, and worked for a time at his father's garage. Brian became heavily involved in the classic car scene at 19, and says he turned to writing by accident. He has a long association with several major car manufacturers, is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians, and a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers. He now writes full-time and, since 1990, when his first book was released, he has had more than 80 titles published. Brian currently lives with his family in Chiba, in Japan, where they enjoy life with their Dobermann and Thoroughbred racehorse.

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Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781845840358
Illustrations: 145 color; 97 b-w photos
Size: 10 in x 10 in x 0.75 in / 254 mm x 254 mm x 19.05 mm
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