Brett Johnson’s books are an amazing source of information for Porsche fans that are restoring a car. The books in this series are multi-purpose books. This was the case with other books from the same series. Earlier this year we told you about the ‘Porsche 911 restorer’s guide to authenticity’. We tell you exactly the same about Brett Johnson’s most recent book ‘The 914 and 914-6 Porsche : A restorer’s guide to authenticity III’. For this book, Brett Johnson was supported by co-author George Hussey. Both of them are Porsche 914 enthusiasts, and had acces to several renowned sources to gather information.
Those that just want to get familiar with the Porsche 914 can use it as a guide to learn to know the different model ranges. In ‘The 914 and 914-6 Porsche : a restorer’s guide to authenticity III’ take the authors a part-by-part, year-by-year approach to what an owner or prospective buyer should look for when evaluating a Porsche 914. With an eye for detail, Johnson and Hussey document the changes of each different model. That includes previously undocumented ones. In this edition, they even include major mechanical components. Ofcourse, hundreds of pictures and illustrations accompany the text.
All information is bundled in chapters handling the different aspects of a Porsche 914. That includes the chassis, the body, the exterior trim, the luggage compartment, the interior, the engine compartment, and the brakes, suspension, and gearbox. Add the appendices with a chassis number list, interiond exterior color, option packages and the spotter’s guide to that. You immediately understand this book can serve as a reference for restorers and buyers.
Buy the book directly from the publisher, and you get free access to the gallery. That gallery includes nearly all pictures and illustrations published in ‘The 914 and 914-6 Porsche : a restorer’s guide to authenticity III’. In case you bought the book from another source, you can add this feature for the very reasonable price of $9.995.
We have seen books that look better or have a better design. But the content of the book makes certainly up for that. The price of $39.95 is peanuts compared to the overwhelming loads of detailed information and pictures. No matter whether you are restoring a car or buying one, this book earns itself back in seconds. For a Porsche 914 fan, this is a great way to end the year that his favorite car celebrated its 50th anniversary.