Porsche 356: The Story of the Flat-four Porsches

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Crowood Press, 1998 - Transportation - 208 pages
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Porsche 356 David G. Styles Subtitled: The Story of the Flat-Four Porsches. In this remarkable story of Porsche∆s flat-four engined Porsches, automotive historian David Styles chronicles the background of the company and the early work done by Ferdinand Porsche, the development of the engine, and the struggles of the company to remain solvent in the early post-war years. Fully illustrated with archival and contemporary photographs, plus full specifications. Hdbd., 7 1/4"x 9 1/2", 28 pgs., 16 b&w ill., 25 color ill.

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Contents

Introduction
4
Through Conflict to the Cars from Gmund
17
Porsches go into Production
33
Developing the Market and Introducing the 1500
50
Improving the Breed Early Competition and Development
59
From the QuadCam 550 to the SingleSeat Porsches
73
The Product Grows to the 356A and Beyond
104
The Mighty Carrera 356
121
Towards a New Age The Carrera GTL the 356B
135
From T5 to T6 and 356B to 356C
152
New Kids on the Block The 912 and the 914
170
Enjoying a FlatFour Porsche and Viewing its Competitors
189
Appendix 1
201
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