The Haynes Porsche 956 & 962 Owners’ & Workshop manual, is not a true owners’ and workshop manual. So in case you are fortunate enough to have one of these Porsche Group C race cars in your garage, you don’t need this book to work on your car. However, we assume chances are pretty low you own a Porsche 956 or Porsche 962, so the need for a real workshop manual won’t be that urgent. More, you could not expect to buy a real Porsche 956 or Porsche 962 workshop manual for the amount you’ll get the Haynes Porsche 956 & 962 Owners’ & Workshop manual.
To say it with the words of the author Nick Garton himself, the Haynes Porsche 956 & 962 owners’ & workshop manual is an attempt to capture snapshots from the world of Group C and IMSA GTP racing and Porsche’s place at its summit. Porsche dominated endurance racing and Group C racing for over a decade with the Porsche 956 and it’s successor the Porsche 962. It won numerous important races like the Daytona 24H, Le Mans 24H. Next to the factory teams, customer race teams from all over the globe threw one of the highly succesful Porsche race cars in the battlefield, and many of them with huge succes. The most talented and victorious drivers used to drive them : Jacky Ickx; Derek Bell, Jochen Mass, Jim Busby… however some of them paid the highest price in crashes too : Rolf Stommelen, Stefan Bellof …
The Haynes Porsche 956 & 962 owners and workshop manual is packed with dozens of pictures. Many of these pictures will be unfamiliar to you. The focus on the pictures isn’t always on the racing of these Group C cars. It all starts with the development of the car, and has some chapters witnessed on the anatomy of the car : chassis, aerodynamics, cockpit supsension and brakes, wheels and tyres, electronics and so on..
When you like the most succesful race period in Porsche’s history, you’ll definitely like this book that can be found at Haynes Publishing