Porsche 911: The Definitive History 1977 to 1987 (Classic Reprint) (Paperback)
Porsche 911: The Definitive History 1977 to 1987 is the third volume of a set of books that chronicle in definitive depth the history of the evergreen 911, from the earliest design studies to the water-cooled cars of today. This volume starts with the introduction of the SC series and the 3.3 litre Turbo, before going on to cover the 3.2 litre Carreras and the early 959. A process of continuous evolution has kept the 911 fresh for nearly 40 years, while impeccable build quality has ensured that most of even the very earliest cars have survived as desirable and usable classics.
Full year-by-year, model-by-model coverage, including all limited editions, is included. International markets are covered in great detail. More than 200 pictures are featured, mostly in colour, including contemporary advertising and sales brochure material.
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.