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Porsche 930, 935, 936, 956, 959 and 962: books - history

A book on the Porsche 930, 935, 936, 956, 959 or 962? Here are illustrated books on the history and technology of Porsche cars.

Porsche 930 to 935: The Turbo Porsches (hard cover)

In 1974, to rave reviews, Porsche produced the 930/911 Turbo to the public and set off on a new road. At the same time, the governing body of motorsport introduced a new "silhouette" formula to sports car racing. Thus the immortal 934 and 935 were born.

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This book tells the story of the 911 Turbo and its racing cousins, from the 1974 2.1-liter RSR Turbo Carrera to the tube-framed 750 horsepower final variants of the 935.
These are the cars which still bring a gleam of pleasure to any of the drivers lucky enough to have sampled their enormous power and, sometimes, their wayward handling!

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Author:John Starkey
Specs:304 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 3.7 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 1.46 in, hardback
Illustrations:252 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2018)
Series:Veloce Classic Reprint
EAN:9781787112469
Book: Porsche 930 to 935: The Turbo Porsches (hard cover)

Porsche 930 to 935: The Turbo Porsches (hard cover)

Language: English

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Porsche 930 to 935: The Turbo Porsches (paperback)

In 1974, to rave reviews, Porsche produced the 930/911 Turbo to the public and set off on a new road. At the same time, the governing body of motorsport introduced a new 'silhouette' formula to sports car racing. Thus the immortal 934 and 935 were born.

This book tells the story of the 911 Turbo and its racing cousins, from the 1974 2.1-litre RSR Turbo Carrera to the tube-framed 750 horsepower final variants of the 935. These are the cars which still bring a gleam of pleasure to any of the drivers lucky enough to have sampled their enormous power and, sometimes, their wayward handling!

Now in paperback.

Author:John Starkey
Specs:304 pages, 23 x 21 x 1.6 cm / 9.1 x 8.25 x 0.63 in, paperback
Illustrations:252 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2021)
Series:Veloce Classic Reprint
EAN:9781787117532
Book: Porsche 930 to 935: The Turbo Porsches (paperback)

Porsche 930 to 935: The Turbo Porsches (paperback)

Language: English

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Porsche 936

Für Autor Jürgen Barth war dieses Buch eine Herzensangelegenheit. Schliesslich gelang dem Rennfahrer und langjährigen Porsche-Mitarbeiter mit dem Sieg bei den 24 Stunden von Le Mans auf einem Porsche 936 der grösste Erfolg seiner Karriere.

Gemeinsam mit seinem Co-Autor Bernd Dobronz zeichnet er nicht nur die Entstehung und Weiterentwicklung dieses offenen Sportprototyps akribisch nach. Auch über alle Werkseinsätze des Porsche 936 bei den Rennen zur Sportwagen-Weltmeisterschaft und bei den 24 Stunden von Le Mans wird auf Basis der von den damaligen Ingenieuren angefertigten Aufzeichnungen spannend und informativ berichtet.

Dabei ist nicht nur die Monographie eines bislang viel zu wenig beachteten Erfolgsmodells der Porsche-Rennhistorie entstanden. Den Autoren ist es vielmehr gelungen, auch die Geschichten rund um die Triumphe und Tragödien der damaligen Zeit zu erzählen und damit das Flair einer besonderen Epoche des Rennsports einzufangen.

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Die Aufzählung der wichtigsten mit dem Porsche 936 untrennbar verbundenen Personen und Fahrern, eine Übersicht aller mit dem Porsche 936 und den mit ihm verwandten Typen bestrittenen Rennen sowie exakt recherchierte Fahrzeughistorien der Typen 908/03 Turbo und 936 runden dieses einmalige Zeitdokument eindrucksvoll ab.

Author:Jürgen Barth, Bernd Dobronz
Specs:368 pages, 26.5 x 23 cm / 10.4 x 9.1 in, hardback
Illustrations:307 b&w and 189 colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2015)
EAN:9783613037564

Porsche 956 & 962 Manual (1982 onwards) - An insight into the design, engineering and operation

The Porsche 956 is the iconic 'Group C' sports-racing car that dominated sports-car racing throughout the 1980s.
In its debut season, the 956 won the 1982 Le Mans 24-hours race in the hands of Derek Bell and Jacky Ickx, 956s completing a clean sweep of the podium. The car went on to win Le Mans for four consecutive years, before it was superceded by the Porsche 962 - visually similar to the 956, thought featuring a longer wheelbase and other detailed differences.

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The 962 won Le Mans in 1986 and, and a heavily modified example won again in 1994. With the 956 and 962, Porsche won five consecutive 1987 World Endurance Championship titles.

This book provides new insight into the cars, looking at a range of restored examples today. The book also features a wealth of archive photography and detailed images of the cars' anatomy, plus interviews with drivers and engineers who worked with the cars.

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Author:Porsche 956 & 962 Manual (1982 onwards)
Specs:160 pages, 27.5 x 21.5 x 1.4 cm / 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.55 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous colour photographs
Publisher:Haynes Publishing (GB, 2018)
Series:Haynes Motorsport Manual
EAN:9780857337962
Book: Porsche 956 & 962 Manual (1982 onwards) - An insight into the design, engineering and operation

Porsche 956 & 962 Manual (1982 onwards) - An insight into the design, engineering and operation

Language: English

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Porsche 956 & 962 - Immortal Endurance Racers 1982-1994

Porsche has many great racing cars to its credit, from the 550 to the 917. Its successes on all the world's circuits are legion. None, however, surpasses the exploits of the 956 and 962, considered as one because they differed only in details of wheelbase and engine. To their credit are an amazing six Le Mans victories in succession and three 24-hour wins at Daytona.

Between 1982 and 1986 the 956 won 27 world and driver championship races, to which the 962C added 14 world championship triumphs from 1985 through 1987. In America the 962 cut a swathe through IMSA, winning 48 of its contests.
Powered by a turbocharged flat six, the 956/962 had Porsche's first full monocoque structure and was the first car its engineers designed to produce aerodynamic downforce. Raced both by the factory and by private teams, these were turn key cars: just turn the key and win.

Up to 1991, Porsche calculated, 148 962s and 962-like cars had been built. These, plus 28 956s, are among the world's most respected racing cars.
In these pages an expert on Porsche, Karl Ludvigsen, shares rare images from his personal archive and describes the highs and more highs of these great Porsches.

Author:Karl Ludvigsen
Specs:128 pages, 22 x 26 x 1 cm / 8.7 x 10.25 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:128 b&w photographs
Publisher:Iconografix (USA, 2010)
EAN:9781583882696
Book: Porsche 956 & 962 - Immortal Endurance Racers 1982-1994

Porsche 956 & 962 - Immortal Endurance Racers 1982-1994

Language: English

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Powered by Porsche - The Alternative Race Cars

The Porsche company in Zuffenhausen, Germany, can probably be said to be the most successful marque ever for victories in the motor racing scene. Likewise many firsts in innovation have come with the name Porsche attached.
Then there are the builders of racing cars, some major producers, such as Elva, Lotus, Lola, March, all at some time featured a Porsche engine in their chassis.

In the late 1970s and into the 1980s, the demand for the services and supply of cars, chassis, and parts from Porsche, outstripped their ability to deliver. Plus with many new projects in the rapidly expanding Porsche organisation, race car projects had to be prioritised.

This would lead to the creation of the replicas, as opposed to the factory built works race cars, even Porsche was building 'replica' 935s to supply to clients, this was to continue into the 962 era.
In turn a whole new highly specialised high quality industry grew up to meet the demand for Porsche-powered racers.

In this book we see the racing cars, the teams and the people who turned to Porsche to utilise the power from, perhaps, the greatest of all engine makers.

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This is thought to be first book on the subject, covering the entire history of Porsche engines, detailed engine specifications, non-Porsche chassis, and race details, as well as team history with anecdotes from drivers.
It is illustrated with many previously unpublished photos, and provides fascinating reading for the enthusiast and newcomer alike.

Models covered: Alpinche, Andial 935, Argo-Porsche, Behra-Porsche, Bobsy-Porsche, Brickyard Indy-Porsche, Brun-Porsche, Chanabé-Porsche, Condor-Porsche, Cooper-Porsche, Cougar-Porsche, Courage-Porsche, Coyote-Porsche, Crawford-Porsche, Dahmen-Porsche, Dauer-Porsche, Deutsch-Porsche, Devin-Porsche, DKW-Porsche, Dolphin-Porsche, Doran-Porsche, Dulon-Porsche, Dyson-Porsche, EBS-Porsche, Elva-Porsche, Fabcar-Porsche, Fageol-Porsche, Footwork -Porsche, Gebhardt-Porsche, GLD-Porsche, Glockler-Porsche, Gordini-Porsche, GRID-Porsche, GSL-Porsche, Gunnar-Porsche, Hirondelle-Porsche, Holbert-Porsche, Jost-Porsche, John Paul -Porsche, Keck-Porsche, Kelly-Porsche, KMW-Porsche, Kremer-Porsche, Lola-Porsche, Lotus-Porsche, March-Porsche, McLaren-Porsche, Mercedes-Porsche, Mong-Porsche, PAM-Porsche, Platypus-Porsche, Porschewagon-Porsche, Pupulidy-Porsche, RLR-Porsche, Riley-Porsche, Royale-Porsche, Sauter-Porsche, Schuppan-Porsche, Sehcar-Porsche, Strandell-Porsche, Tiga-Porsche, TWR Joest-Porsche, URD-Porsche.

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Author:Roy Smith
Specs:464 pages, 26 x 26 x 4.2 cm / 10.25 x 10.25 x 1.65 in, hardback
Illustrations:700 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2017)
EAN:9781845849900
Book: Powered by Porsche - The Alternative Race Cars

Powered by Porsche - The Alternative Race Cars

Language: English

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Porsche 959 (3 volumes)

The Porsche 959 stands out as a remarkable achievement in automotive history, renowned for its advanced features including all-wheel drive, a sophisticated biturbo engine producing 450 PS, and a top speed of 315 km/h, maintaining its allure even three decades after its debut.

Conceived to comply with the Group B regulations introduced in 1983, the Porsche 959 was developed to meet the requirements for homologation, with only 200 units needed for approval. Designed for both racing and rallying, Porsche aimed to merge cutting-edge technology with performance for track and road use.

The Porsche 959 excelled in various competitions, winning the Paris-Dakar rally and impressing at Le Mans, despite the premature end of its motorsports career due to regulatory changes after fatal accidents. Approximately 300 units were produced, becoming revered as an iconic and collectible automobile.

Jurgen Lewandowski, an eyewitness to the 959's development, offers insights into its history, including its participation in Paris-Dakar rallies and Le Mans races. This comprehensive boxed set comprises three volumes covering technical specifications, historical context, and a detailed illustrated account of the 959's evolution, featuring new photographs and expert commentary, serving as a definitive tribute to the Porsche 959's legacy.

Author:Jurgen Lewandowski
Specs:418 pages, 31.5 x 30 x 4.9 cm / 12.4 x 11.8 x 1.93 in, hardback
Illustrations:158 colour photographs
Publisher:Delius Klasing Verlag GmbH (D, 2016)
EAN:9783667106957
Book: Porsche 959 (3 volumes)

Porsche 959 (3 volumes)

Language: English

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