Finally I received my copy of 911 x 911, the Porsche Museum commemorative book on 50 years of the 911. Originally slated to be available in July / August, the date was progressively delayed, eventually coming out just in time for Christmas.
Notice the houndstooth / pepita motif for the inner lining of the cover ? – sweet !
What can I say ? WOW ! It’s a delightful / yummy kind of book. You sit in your sofa and shut yourself from the world for some 2 hours to delve into 50 years of history. There’s no weird technical details to be found here, it’s more of a coffee table kind of book, but in a good way. There’s a chapter for each generation of our icon, and you will find photos from brochures, ads, the “real world”, racing, the factory and the design studio.
Everyone will be happy: text is in german, english, french, spanish and chinese !
The last 2 chapters (997 and 911) are for me the least interesting as they rely more on PR / brochures rather than racing or more casual situations. Truth is, for better or worse they reflect the changing role and personality of the 911 across the last generations.
In all, it’s a really enjoyable book where even seasoned 911 experts can find a few information snippets oblivious to them. And at around 25 GBP (from Amazon uk) for a 1.000 page book, you can’t be wrong, right ?