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The Porsche 924 Carreras

Evolution to Excellence

By (author) Roy P. Smith
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd, Dorset, United Kingdom
Published: 15th Nov 2014
Dimensions: w 251mm h 261mm d 30mm
Weight: 1825g
ISBN-10: 1845846451
ISBN-13: 9781845846459
Barcode No: 9781845846459
Synopsis
A limited collector's edition of 1500 copies. This is the story of an incredible and very rare car. Road tests examined the 210bhp, 150mph road car's performance, magazines hailed it as one of the greatest Porsche 'specials,' and rumour says that the last front-engined models could have threatened the sales of Porsche's flagship 911, causing the 924 Carrera to be 'killed off.' From its early conceptual phase and the 924 Rallye Turbo of 1979, to the prototype 924 GTR/P that tested at the Paul Ricard Circuit and went on to place sixth at Le Mans in 1980, this book records the model's evolution to excellence, based on extensive research in Porsche AG's own archives. It covers the 406 Homologation models, built to qualify for Le Mans, and the 59 very special competition models, as well as the 17 GTR racing models. With race details covering Europe and the USA, from the Sports Car Club of America production D racers, to the GTO and Trans Am class 924 GTRs of the mid-80s, this is the first time that the full history of this rare supercar has been told.

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remarkably in-depth ... Roy Smith has trawled the company's archives to produce a comprehensive hardback, and the result is impressive ... a highly readable account Classic & Sports Car (UK) It's high time there was a lavish, scholarly and thorough book on the 924 Carrera, and Roy P. Smith has delivered in style ... This is a beautiful book, with an enormous collection of period photography sitting alongside excellently researched, but still enjoyably readable, text. It's a solid addition to any Porsche bookshelf, but if you're a fan or owner of a 924 Carrera then it's a must-have. There's no better history of the model available. All Torque magazine The limited collectors edition of 1500 copies Is definitely a worthy addition to any Porsche library, and it will bring you hours of fun reading the story of a remarkable car. Liebe zu Ihm (love for Porsche) Every now and then a truly good book comes along, one that is not only excellent in its content, but is also significant due to the rarity of the subject it covers. Roy Smith's book on the Porsche 924 Carrera is one of those books ... This is not a book that you want to let slip by - get a copy! Glen Smale - freelance a must for any lover of the first generation of water-cooled Porsches ... definitely an asset to the library of every car enthusiast. Oldtimer Magazine/ Dreamcar Magazine (Porsche)