“The Porsche 911 and derivatives” by Michael (.anton 128 pp. 71/4″ x 9″. Motor Racing Publicanons Ltd., 28 Deveruhere Road, London, 11742110. £6.95).
This is a further book in MRP’s “Collector’s Guide’ series and its completeness and accuracy is assured by the choice of author, Michael Cotton being a well-known Porsche fanatic who now looks after Porsche publicity in this country. He considers that the Porsche 911 is the creme de la creme of grcat and magnificent road cars, the model that took over from the original Porsche 356 on which the fame and fortunes of the famous flIttgart Company were founded, to become in us own right a car which surpassed the Company’s wildest dreams in every sphere.
It is this Porsche model with which Cotton is mainly concerned and ha has packed in everything the wildest fanatic of an owner or admirer of the 911 could wish to know. From the car’s ancestry and parentage he takes as through the model’s birth, the later technical improvements, with a chapter about the bored and stroked 2.2-litre and 2.4-litre versions, on to how the Carrera returned to production, the 930 Turbo arrived, and about has the 911s and the Turbos performed and increased their prestige on the race circuits. Not content with that. Michael tells of what to look for if you intend buying a used 911 and his model-recognition and serial-numbers Appendix will be invaluable to buyers and historians. The
book is well illustrated with many good pictures, of which only some of the ones from the distant past could be dismissed as “old chestnuts”. A very well-balanced and useful publication. — W. B.