Porsche celebrated 75 years of sportscars in 2023. That means, the first car bearing the name Porsche received its operating permit in 1948, June 8 to be precise. That car, the legendary Porsche 356 number 1, is one of the cars that have the honor to be on the cover of the new book ‘Porsche Chronicle since 1931’. Say again : ‘Porsche Chronicle since 1931’? Didn’t I just tell you the first car received its operating permit in 1948?
Yes, that’s correct, the Porsche history goes far beyond 1948. It all started when Ferdinand Porsche founded the Porsche Engineering Office in 1931. And as the saying goes, all the rest is history. And that history, from 1931on, is written down in a compact way, but very precise, with dozens and dozens of pictures provided by the Porsche Archives in the new book ‘Porsche Chronicles since 1931’ published by Motor Buch Verlag.
This book does not tell all the details of Porsche’s history. It would be impossible to write that down on 240 pages. But by mentioning the most important dates, and the most important facts, and showing illustrations of people, cars, and events gives ‘Porsche Chronicles since 1931’ a sublime view of the history of Porsche. And for a price of just under €30.00, there is absolutely no reason not to buy it.