Fifth volume in this impressive series on the Porsche 911 sportscar The author has received full co-operation from Porsche Full year-by-year coverage of production models American and European markets covered in great detail Limited editions covered in full Rare prototype photographs Well over 200 contemporary pictures, many in colour In addition to photographs, advertising and brochures have been reproduced Will build into the definitive 911 reference work Combined with other Veloce/Long titles, will become part of the ultimate Porsche library. First shown as the 901 prototype at the 1963 Frankfurt Show, the 911 quickly built on the Porsche legend established by the 356 models. This volume, and the previously published four, look at the history of the evergreen 911 in definitive detail, covering 40 years of progress from the earliest design studies to the era of the water-cooled cars.
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.