One of the books a Porsche 911 or Porsche 912 fan with a heart for authenticity really needs in his library is “The 911 and 912 Porsche: a restorer’s guide to authenticity” by Dr. Brett Johnson. Recently the 2nd edition of this book was published. And to be honest. The previous edition was great, and things only get better.
“The 911 and 912 Porsche: a restorer’s guide to authenticity II” is a book that can be used for many purposes. Those that just want to get familiar with the Porsche 911 or Porsche 912 can use it as a guide to learn to know the different model ranges. For those familiar with the 356 Spottersguide, where a brief description is given of the different Porsche 356 models. This book does virtually the same, illustrated with pictures to let the reader find out all differences. But “The Porsche 911 and 912: a restorer’s guide to authenticity II” doesn’t stop with just listing up the models of the Porsche 911 and Porsche 912.
Are you restoring an early Porsche 911 or Porsche 912? In that case “The 911 and Porsche 912 Porsche: a restorer’s guide to authenticity II” is an absolute must. In particular, when you want to bring your car back to the condition it left the factory. All the details you should take into account are clearly explained. And again, this is not just text. You will find pictures in the book that clarify the text.
All information is bundled in chapters handling the different aspects of a car. That includes the chassis, the body, the exterior trim, the luggage compartment, the interior, the engine compartment, and the brakes, suspension, and transmission. Add the appendices with interior and exterior color codes, a chassis number list, available options equipment.
In case you did not buy the book at www.tpr-inc.com, there is a possibility to buy access to a gallery, containing all the pictures published in the book, in high resolution. For just $9.95, this is a feature we strongly recommend.
We have seen books that look better or have a better design. But the content of the book makes certainly up for that. There is no way around it, this book should be on your bookshelves.