Liebe zu Ihm – Love for the Porsche

Liebe zu Ihm probably is one of the most collectible books on the subject Porsche.
Liebe zu Ihm - Love for the Porsche by Herman Lapper
Cover page Liebe zu Ihm – Love for the Porsche

The book was published in august 1960 by a private publisher Hermann Lapper from Stuttgart-Kaltental, with permission of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche K.G. Stuttgart – Zuffenhausen. The book is what is called a coffeetable book, with full-page pictures of Porsches 356 and a small description of the pictures in 5 languages. (German, English, French, Italian and Spanish).

My explanation for the use of 5 languages is that the editor wanted to reach ALL the possible Porsche customers and Porsche Lovers in the entire world. I still have many questions about the book and the editor and if anyone can help me with this… please don’t hesitate

Some time ago , I found some original advertising material for the Liebe Zu Ihm book, which is even rarer than the book itself. In my personal collection, among unsigned Liebe zu Ihm books, I have some rare signed copies too.

Underneath you can find both the German and English version of the letter , included in Porsche Christophorus Magazines , to promote the book.

Liebe zu Ihm - Love for Porsche without dustcover
Liebe zu Ihm – Love for Porsche without dustcover

Liebe zu Ihm without the dust-cover. It shows a 3 coloured logo embroided on a linen hardcover. The logo shows the contours of a Porsche 550 Spyder in the contours of a Porsche 356. I guess the other lines are meant to show the curves of the wind blowing in a windtunnel. Perhaps these curves must make the presumption of speed..

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