Berlin Motor Books covered another era of Porsche cars in the book “Porsche 911 G-model : the book 1974 – 1989”. The book covers 15 years in the history of Porsche. And these years were not the least significant for Porsche and the Porsche 911. In 1975 Porsche brought the turbo-powered engines from the race-track to the streets with the introduction of the Porsche 911 Turbo. And in 1983, the first real convertible version of the Porsche 911 showed up with the introduction of the Porsche 911 Cabriolet. But there was also the announcement of the plans to phase out the Porsche 911. History has proven that those who prevented this, were definitely right.
In 5 main chapters, the authors Andreas Gabriel, Manfred Hering and Tobias Kindermann cover the complete history of the Porsche 911 G-model.
- Porsche 911 2.7 – Model Years 1974-1977
- Porsche 911 turbo 3.0 – Model Years 1975-1977
- Porsche 911 SC – Model Years 1978-1983
- Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 – Model Years 1984-1989
- Porsche 911 turbo 3.3 – Model Years 1978-1989
Each chapter has its own subchapters. The common thread you can find in each chapter is the list of regular models produced in the era the chapter covers. Moreover each chapter covers the special editions models developed in the era. The chapter concludes with a purchase advice by Manfred Hering (renowned Porsche specialist and owner of Porsche dealer Early911s in Germany) and a table with current market values for the models covered in the subchapter. (values provided by Classic Data)
Highlight in the books are definitely the interview Andreas Gabriel did with some key players. First you have Friedrich Bezner, who can be seen as the real savior of the Porsche 911. Friedrich Bezner started working with Porsche at the age of 14 in 1954. He worked his way up to become the right hand of Helmut Bott. At the end of his career, Bezner managed the Porsche 996 Turbo project. He retired in August 2001 after a career of 47 years with Porsche. 2nd there is the interview with Vlasta Hatter, who was responsible for the creative upholstery styles in Porsche cars from the 70s through the 90s, with Anatole Lapine as her direct chief.
“Porsche 911 G-model : the book 1974 – 1989” is a great addition to your Porsche library. Next to the very clear and easy readable information, the book contains useful purchase advice. On top of that, you get detailed technical information for each of the different models and years of the Porsche 911 G-Model. Furthermore the ‘Classic Data Prices’ give you a good indication of what a car currently values, depending on the condition.
With “Porsche 911 G-model : the book 1974 – 1989”, Berlin Motor Books continues with its tradition of publishing high-quality and very informative books. For just under 100, you’ll have great pleasure and a limited-edition book of 1989 copies in your library. I wouldn’t hesitate.