Buch: Porsche 901 - The Roots of a Legend
by Jürgen Lewandowski
At the end of the 1950s, Porsche began to think about an official successor to the original Porsche model, the Porsche 356. A task that took longer than expected, since on the one hand the 356 was still a bestseller. On the other hand, countless variants were created until the final shape and design finally emerged under the signature of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. After the 901 celebrated its premiere at the IAA in Frankfurt in 1963, it took almost a year for the French car manufacturer Peugeot to take notice of the new Porsche model from Zuffenhausen: The French had previously had all three-digit model designations with a zero in the middle protected.
The type designation for the Porsche 901 was thus only a brief phase. The 901 was renamed 911 - an ingenious move that in retrospect turned out to be a stroke of luck. Officially, no 901 came into private ownership - Porsche had scrapped the majority of the 82 cars built and sold the rest only to factory employees. To this day, little is known about these predecessors of a legendary model series.
The book "Porsche 901" makes an attempt to describe the vehicles that made today's 911 myth work. One of the highlights of the book is the story of a 901 barn find from California, whose loving restoration is documented in detail.
After a limited first edition, now as a special edition.
Publisher: Delius-Klasing Verlag
Year of publication: 1st edition 2012
Format: approx. 23.6 x 27.1 cm
Layout: Hardback / with dust jacket
Number of pages: 176
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