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Best-selling author Randy Leffingwell celebrates a half-century of one of the world''s premiere sports cars, focusing on the major themes that have defined Porsche''s rear-engined wonder.

Porsche 911: 50 Years tells the whole story— design and development, racing and competition, engineering and technology, style and culture. All the iconic 911 models are included:

  • The original 901 prototype that set the standard
  • The legendary RS models that made the little Porsche a dominant force on the world''s racetracks
  • The infamous Turbo, the car that kept the performance flame alight during the dark, dismal decade of the 1970s
  • The fabled 959, the model that redefined the term "sports car"
  • The 993, last of the original air-cooled models
  • The 996, 997, and 991, the liquid-cooled cars that brought the 911 into a new millennium
Beyond telling the story of the cars, Porsche 911: 50 years also spotlights the people behind them: Ferdinand "Butzi" Porsche, the son of legendary Porsche founder Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche, who co-designed the instantly recognizable 911 shape; Peter W. Schutz, the Porsche CEO who saved the 911 from extinction; and Dr. Helmuth Bott, the engineering genius behind many of the groundbreaking technologies that have defined the 911, including fuel injection, turbocharging, and all-wheel-drive.

Leffingwell also tells the story of the 911 community—the clubs and culture that surround the car.

Together, all of these facets make Porsche 911: 50 Years the most essential book in any Porsche owner or fan''s library.

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"Porsche 911: 50 Years is above all a celebration of a peculiarly individual car which in a rational world would never have existed and yet survived and prospered through a half century, evolving and adapting but never losing its highly distinct character. No other brand has ever managed this and Leffingwell’s achievement is the focus he brings to this compelling story. Some of the face-to-face discussions the author was able to hold with current Porsche movers and shakers would have been impossible only a few years ago and this greater openness has extended to the company’s image collection: the book is illustrated by a superb selection of previously unseen Archive photography. Leffingwell has created a splendid monument to the Porsche 911, which more than just the definitive sports car, has defied conformist pressures to become a symbol of endeavour and excellence." - Total911.com



‘an exhaustive history of the 911… I wholeheartedly recommend it.’



"Originally published in 2013, Randy Leffingwell''s celebration of one of the world''s premiere sports cars, is still a top seller more than 3-years later."― FLATSIXES.com

From the Inside Flap

Porsche 911: 50 Years provides the Porsche fan with everything he or she could possibly want in a book. All the iconic 911 models are here: the original 901 prototype that set the standard; the legendary RS models that made the Porsche a dominant force on the world''s race tracks; the infamous Turbo, the car that kept the peformance flame alight during the dark, dismal 1970s; the fabled 959, the Porsche that redefined the term “supercar”; the 993, last of the original air-cooled models; and the 996, 997, and 991, the liquid-cooled cars that brought the 911 into a new millenium. But more than just telling the story of these cars, author Randy Leffingwell tells the story of the people behind their creation: Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche, the son of legendary Porsche founder Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche who, along with Erwin Komenda, designed the instantly recognizable 911 shape; Peter W. Schutz, the Porsche CEO who saved the 911 from extinction; and Dr. Helmuth Bott, the mad engineering genius behind many of the groundbreaking technologies that have defined the 911, like fuel injection, turbocharging, and all-wheel-drive.  This book also tells the story of the 911 community—the clubs and culture that surround the car. No Porsche fan will want to miss this fantastic book.

Author bio: Randy Leffingwell, best-selling Motorbooks author and renowned photographer, has earned a reputation as one of the most thorough Porsche historians working today. He has written and photographed over two dozen books on topics ranging from farm tractors to motorcycles to cars to barns.

From the Back Cover

Porsche 911: 50 Years celebrates the first half-century of one of the world’s premier sports cars. Author Randy Leffingwell has interviewed the key players involved in the creation and design of Porsche’s rear-engined wonder and uncovered never-before-told stories about the development, production, and competition history of the cars, providing an inside look into every aspect of the 911. Covering every iconic 911 model—from the 901 to the RS models to the Turbo to the 959 to the 993 to the latest 991—this book tells the 911 story by combining Leffingwell’s first-person interviewswith never-before-seen new and archival photography. All of this makes Porsche 911: 50 Years an essential book in any Porsche fan’s library.

About the Author

Randy Leffingwell wrote his first book, American Muscle, in 1989 while still on staff at the Los Angeles Times. Since then, he has authored more than 50 other titles, covering subjects from sports cars to motorcycles to farm tractors. Leffingwell is considered one of the top transportation photographers and historians working today. Some of his previous bestselling Motorbooks titles include Art of the Corvette, Porsche 911: Fifty Years, John Deere: A History of the Tractor, and The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection (with Darwin Holmstrom). He lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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Lisa
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Nice! Great gift option
Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2017
Perfect gift for the 911 lover. I almost didn''t give this to as a gift, thinking it might be a boring gift or go largely unlooked at. But he really enjoyed it; great photography and some cool information. Heavy book with a nice look and feel; great coffee table or home... See more
Perfect gift for the 911 lover. I almost didn''t give this to as a gift, thinking it might be a boring gift or go largely unlooked at. But he really enjoyed it; great photography and some cool information. Heavy book with a nice look and feel; great coffee table or home office book. I am glad I gave it to him, he is a new 911 owner and really enjoyed it.
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Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2019
If you’re looking to know the details about how your Porsche with me this is the book you need to look at. There’s so much information and historical pictures of the evolution of the Porsche. If nothing else it is a great book to just look at the pictures and to experience... See more
If you’re looking to know the details about how your Porsche with me this is the book you need to look at. There’s so much information and historical pictures of the evolution of the Porsche. If nothing else it is a great book to just look at the pictures and to experience the racing history of Porsche
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John Yacina
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Very nice history with photos and designs I have never seen
Reviewed in the United States on May 25, 2017
Very nice history with photos and designs I have never seen. And I read many 911 articles and I am a PCA member and 911 owner.
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Blaine
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Nice non technical read on the history of the 911
Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2013
This is a nice volume telling the story of the development and evolution of the Porsche 911. This is a light read with quality photos. It is not a model year by model year 911 book and is light on the technical details. Even though there are many books on the subject,... See more
This is a nice volume telling the story of the development and evolution of the Porsche 911. This is a light read with quality photos. It is not a model year by model year 911 book and is light on the technical details. Even though there are many books on the subject, this one has new interviews and technical drawings that I have not seen in other books.
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Tennham
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Great 911 overview
Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2014
Most Porschephiles (like me), as well as fans of other marques, are familiar with the literary works of noted author & photographer Randy Leffingwell. In this new book he has now done for the Porsche 911 what he did for the Corvette a few years ago; namely chronicle the... See more
Most Porschephiles (like me), as well as fans of other marques, are familiar with the literary works of noted author & photographer Randy Leffingwell. In this new book he has now done for the Porsche 911 what he did for the Corvette a few years ago; namely chronicle the history of one of the icons of sports car history in an overview with words and his wonderful photographic skills. I have added this new work to my collection of noteworthy Porsche books and if you love and admire the 911 and it''s heritage (and who doesn''t), this special offering from Motorbooks is a MUST HAVE!
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Keep your magnifying glass handy.
Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2017
Good material but it needs a table of content and visible page numbers.
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great living room table piece and an excellent read of ...
Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2017
Classic, great living room table piece and an excellent read of a one of a kind story. Every car guy should have one whether you are a classic, a motor head or whatever you fancy!!!
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Kevin H.
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Very Nice Coffee Table Book.
Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2016
Got this as a gift for my dad, he loves it. When I gave it to him, he spent at least the next 45 minutes looking through the pictures. It''s a very nice quality coffee table book. The pictures are great, but the history and facts found within are also quite impressive. So if... See more
Got this as a gift for my dad, he loves it. When I gave it to him, he spent at least the next 45 minutes looking through the pictures. It''s a very nice quality coffee table book. The pictures are great, but the history and facts found within are also quite impressive. So if your dad owns a 911 or is a car guy, think about giving him this book.
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1963 Porsche 911
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Love the classic Porsche 911 which I share a birthday with too!
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Good value
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Good value item bought as damaged but nothing bad
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Lovely book, ideal Christmas present for car fans
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Good, sturdy coffee table like book that I''ve purchased as a Christmas present. Well presented and arrived with no delays
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Overpriced but lovely book
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Nice book, overpriced tho
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Fantastic book for any Porsche enthusiast.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 23, 2014
I bought this book as a 60th birthday present for my Porsche fanatic neighbour. He had been invited to a 50th Anniversary show but was not able to attend so this book filled the gap. He was absolutely delighted with it and hasn''t been able to put it down. Lots of reminising...See more
I bought this book as a 60th birthday present for my Porsche fanatic neighbour. He had been invited to a 50th Anniversary show but was not able to attend so this book filled the gap. He was absolutely delighted with it and hasn''t been able to put it down. Lots of reminising along the way too.
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