Porsche 911 Red Book 3rd Edition: Specifications, Options, Production Numbers, Data Codes and More (Paperback)
Take hold of the ultimate reference resource on one of the world's most loved and respected sports cars.
Porsche's 911, one of the most iconic sports cars in the world, is also one of the most sought-after collectible sports cars. Potential buyers, collectors, historians, and armchair enthusiasts crave all the details that, in sum, make up the 911's DNA. Porsche 911 Red Book provides all of the critical information enthusiasts need and offers it in a convenient, portable package that can be carried to concours, auctions, club events, or anywhere that quick reference to accurate data is required.
From the first 911 of 1964 to today's technologically advanced, class-leading sports car, Porsche 911 Red Book offers all the data and detail desired by 911 fans. It provides an in-depth look at all the 911 versions including the Turbos, GT cars, and the limited-production specials that have collectively forged the 911 legend over the past 50-plus years.
About the Author
Longtime carsports journalist Patrick C. Paternie shared his love of cars with readers for over 35 years. His writing appeared in magazines, and he was also the author of many books. Patrick passed away in 2012.
Peter Bodensteiner (Vadnais Heights, MN) is the founder of Stance & Speed, a niche publishing company devoted to providing the very best books for automotive enthusiasts. www.stanceandspeed.com
"We first mentioned this book to you in mid-2015 yet it continues to be the #1 top seller among FLATSIXES.com readers."
"If it's any statement as to the value of this book for a Porschephile, the second edition is out of print and they're asking over $300 a copy right now. I gave away my first edition and I'm seriously questioning my wisdom with that move. If you're the kind of person who wants to know that Bahama Yellow was available from '65-'69 and Guards Red started in 1974, this book is for you. If you want to know how many Turbos they made in 1975 (284) you'll want this book. It lists: option codes, paint codes, engine specs, transmission types and enough minutiae to satisfy anyone's inner Porsche statistical nerd." - Tom Roos, Hurrican Region, Porsche Club of America
"If it's even possible, interest in Porsche's longest-lived sports car is growing ever greater, and newly minted 911 enthusiasts may be looking for a handy-sized (5 x 8 inches) resource to carry as they wander the auction and classic car dealer rows. Authors Patrick Paternie and Peter Bodensteiner created a fine portable historical reference manual in the third edition of Porsche 911 Red Book. This 208-page softcover offers chassis and engine serial numbers year by year, along with color charts, option codes and more, so you can check the authenticity of any 911 you inspect. Basic specifications, production numbers and performance figures are also provided for every model year through 2014. If you're considering a 911, this book is a smart buy." - Hemmings Sports & Exotics
"One of the features I like the most is the chassis and engine serial numbers enabling you to verify a car's production year, original color, options, etc. It makes a non-Porsche historian like myself confident I can go out and determine on my own, with relative certainty, what I'm looking at. I can imagine this book would come in very handy at auctions, private party sales, swap meets, etc. This book will definitely accompany me on my next Porsche buying outing. - AutobahnBound.com