The Porsche 924/944 Book - Peter MorganSparkford: Haynes Publishing, 1990, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Graphs; Colour photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Cutaways; 2-column text; Appendices (4);
From the cover: “Porsche is a manufacturer of cars which imbue their owners with an image of glamour and achievement.
By the mid-1970s Porsche had had over three decades of success, success based entirely on the manufacture of a thoroughbred line of rear-wheel-drive sports cars powered by air-cooled engines which culminated in the 911.
In 1975 Porsche staked its future on a horse of an entirely different colour: series-produced, front-engined and water-cooled — the 924. Fifteen years on the model has been a resounding success to the unquestionable benefit of Porsche’s commercial health where the 911 had always sold in thousands, the 924 and its later development, the 944, have sold in their hundreds of thousands; and still the image of the car as a symbol of success remains unchanged.
The Porsche 924/944 Book is, at once, a fund of knowledge on 924 & 944 history and development and a practical book which explains the mechanical and electrical workings of the cars in a way which makes it an adjunct to the available workshop manuals. Introductory chapters trace the development and history of the two main models and identify in detail the differences between the many variants. There is a chapter devoted to bodywork care and customisation, and others given over to advice on buying and to the practicalities of going racing.
Mechanical aspects that are covered, with particular attention given to explaining the way that the various systems work, are the engine and transmission, the fuel injection and ignition, the suspension and brakes, and the interior of the car. In addition there are comprehensive appendices of specifications, production figures, clubs and contacts.
Accompanying the text are nearly 300 photographs.”