Porsche 356: Made By Reutter

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Porsche 356: Made By Reutter
Author: Frank Jung
Publisher: Delius-Klasing
Published: 2019
ISBN: 9783667115850
Format: Hardback with Dust Jacket
Language: German
Dimensions: 270 x 240 mm (portrait)
Condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages, still in publisher's wrapping
Price: £32.50 plus P&P
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GERMAN TEXT - Together the companies Reutter and Porsche made automobile history. The author, Frank Jung, the great grandson of one of the Reutter company founders, Albert Reutter, was ideally placed to uncover the intriguing history of the company. Written by the same author, the first edition was printed back in 2011 and previously available only in the German language, but this second edition includes new material that wasn't in the earlier book. Unpublished documents and pictures were sourced from several institutional and private archives, including of course the Porsche archive itself. In addition, a significant amount of material was sourced from the pool of the Reutter-family archive, and former employees, apprentices and relatives have contributed their knowledge and memories through both words and photographs. This makes for a fascinating historical account of a vitally important period in the German automotive industry. 
From a content point of view, the book gives the Reutter company's history from its inception in 1906 through to 1949. Prior to the war, Reutter was responsible for producing the many prototypes that were designed by the design office of Ferdinand Porsche between the years 1931 to 1938, which included the ubiquitous VW Beetle. After the war, a contract was established between Porsche and Reutter in November 1949 to produce 500 of the model 356 for Porsche, and these were delivered by Easter 1950. Reproductions of the various pieces of original correspondence between the two companies are shown in the book, which really brings the cooperation between Porsche and Reutter to life. It would be fair to say that the extent of original correspondence and the plethora of early, previously unpublished photographs, makes this a very rich and compelling read.
As a review copy for editorial purposes, this book is offered in exceptional, brand new condition, still wrapped in the publisher's shrinkwrap. Supplied from a smoke-free environment. Typically posts within two days of order, postage worldwide, this is a heavy book, allow for additional postage.
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