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The Porsche company as we know it today dates back to 1930 when Ferdinand Porsche established an engineering consultancy in Stuggart. Porsche was hired by the German government to design a car for the people - a Volkswagen. It was known as the 64, but we know it as the Beetle. The war put its production on hold. Ferdinand Porsche was arrested at the end of the war on suspicion of war crimes and held for 20 months, he was never tried.

Whilst he was being held his son Ferry created a one-off car called the Gmund Roadster. It generated a lot of interest and before it was put into production space was provided for two small seats and was designated the 356. The 356 evolved through three major updates and sold 77,000 worldwide by the time it was discontinued in 1964.

In 1964 launched the 911, which had Porsche's first internally developed engine. Originally designated the 901, Peugeot had already secured the rights to the 901 name, along with every other three digit number with a zero in the middle, for the potentially lucrative French market. The 911 today remains the backbone of the brand.

The fastest Porsche ever was the 917/30 TC built for the Can-An series. With a 5.4 liter turbocharged engine that produced over 1000 hp it hit a top speed of 257 mph and could hit 60 from a standing start in 2.1 seconds.

Books and Manuals

Workshop Manuals
Porsche 911 SC 1978-83 Coupe, Targa & Cabriolet UK | USA Bentley
Porsche 911 Carerra 1984-1989 Service UK | USA Bentley R
Porsche 356 Owners Workshop Manual UK | USA Brooklands
356 Porsche Technical & Restoration Guide UK | USA Porsche 356 Registry
Porsche 912 1965-1969 UK | USA Brooklands
Porsche 911 2.0 to 3.2L 1965-1985 UK | USA Haynes
Porsche 914 1969-1976 (4-Cylinder) UK | USA Haynes
Porsche 924 & 924 Turbo 1976-1985 UK | USA Haynes
Porsche 944 1983-89 (US Spec) UK | USA Haynes
Porsche 911 Automotive Repair Manual (Haynes Repair Manual) UK | USA
Porsche 944 Owners Workshop Manual, Including Turbo 1983 Through 1986 UK | USA
How to Rebuild and Modify Your Porsche 911 Engine 1965-1989 USA Dempsey 2003

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Porsche 911 Carrera 1975 bis 1988. Handbuch f�r die komplette Fahrzeugtechnik Bucheli Verlag (2000)
Porsche 944 2.5 l/3.0 l ab Juni 1981. 2.5i- Motor, 3.0-16 V- Motor Bucheli Verlag (2000)

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Porsche 911 (27 janvier 1992)

Books
Porsche 993: Essential Companion UK | USA Adrian Streather 2006
Porsche 911 Story: The Entire Development History UK | USA Paul Frere 2006
Porsche 911 and Derivatives: 1995 to 2005 (A Collector's Guide) UK | USA Michael Cotton 2006
The Complete Porsche: A Model-By-Model History of the German Sports Cars USA Laban B 2004
Keith Martin on Collecting Porsche USA Martin K, Schrager J 2004
Porsche USA Reisser S 2004
Porsche (Hot Cars) USA Stacey L 2003
Original Porsche 356 USA Meredith L 2003
Porsche 356 Buyers' Guide USA Mellor C 2003
Porsche 356: Guide to Do-It-Yourself Restoration USA Kellogg J 2003
Porsche 3 litre 911 SC Buying Guide USA Mellor C 2004
Porsche 911 2.7 Buyer's Guide USA Mellor C 2004
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Buyer's Guide USA Mellor C 2004
Porsche Early 911 Buyer's Guide USA Mellor C 2004
Porsche 911 Turbo Buyer's Guide USA Mellor C 2004
Porsche 911 3.2 Last of the evolution USA Corlett T 2005
Porsche 911 Enthusiast Companion: Carrera 2, Carrera 4 and Turbo 1989 - 1994 USA Streather A 2003
Porsche 911 Redbook 1965-2005 (Red Book) USA Paternie 2004
Porsche 911: 1963 to 1971 USA Long B 2003
Porsche 911: 1971 to 1977 USA Long B 2003
Porsche 911: Enduring Values USA Deiss J 2005
Porsche 911: The Definitive History 1977 to 1987 USA Long B 2003
Porsche 911: The Definitive History 1997 To 2004 USA Long B 2005
Road & Track Porsche 911 Portfolio 1990-1997 (Road & Track Portolio Series) USA Clarke R 2003
Porsche 912 Buyer's Guide USA Mellor C 2004
Porsche 914 Buyer's Guide USA Mellor C 2004
Porsche 924 Buyer's Guide USA Mellor C 2004
Porsche 928 Buyer's Guide USA Mellor C 2004
Porsche 928 The Essential Buyer's Guide USA Hemmings David 2004
Porsche 928 UK / USA Long B 2009
Road & Track Porsche 928 Portfolio 1977-1994 (Road & Track Portolio Series) USA Clarke R 2003
Porsche 944 Buyer's Guide USA Mellor C 2004
Porsche 944 Turbo Buyer's Guide USA Mellor C 2004
Porsche 956/962: The Enduring Champions USA Morgan P 2003
Porsche 959 Buyer's Guide USA Mellor C 2004
Porsche 964 Buyer's Guide USA Mellor C 2004
Porsche 968 Buyer's Guide USA Mellor C 2004
Porsche 993 Buyer's Guide USA Mellor C 2004
Porsche 996 Buyer's Guide USA Mellor C 2004
Porsche : The Road from Zuffenhausen USA Alder D 2003
Porsche At The Mille Miglia USA Curami A 2004
Porsche Boxster USA Farmer G 2005
Porsche Boxster USA Long B 2004
Porsche Boxster USA Long B 2004
Porsche Boxster Buying Guide USA Mellor C 2004
Porsche Carrera GT USA Brummer E 2004
Porsche Cayenne USA Becker C, Warter S 2004
Porsche Checklist and Glossary USA Mellor C 2004
Porsche Spyders: Type 550 1953-1956 USA Ludvigsen K 2003
Porsche Turbo: The Full History of the Race and Production Cars USA Becker C 2004
Porsche: Excellence Was Expected: The Comprehensive History of the Company, its Cars and its Racing Heritage USA Ludvigsen K 2003
Porsche: The Ultimate Guide--Everything You Need to Know About Every Porsche Ever Built USA Faragher S 2004
Sports Car Icons: Jaguar, Ferrari and Porsche USA Heillig J 2004
Porsche 911 Redbook 1965-2004 UK | Paternie P 2004
Porsche 911 Enthusiast's Companion: Carrera 2, Carrera 4, and Turbo 1989-1994 UK | Streather A 2004
Le Mans 'The Porsche Years' 1975-1982 UK | USA Clarke R M
Le Mans 'Porsche & Jaguar Years' 1983-1991 UK | USA Clarke R M
Le Mans 'The Porsche & Peugeot Years' 1992-1999 UK | USA Clarke R M
Porsche In Motorsport: The First Fifty Years UK | USA Morgan P
Porsche Racing UK | USA Meredith L
Porsche 917: The Winning Formula UK | USA Morgan P
Targa Florio - Porsche & Ferrari Years 1955-1964 UK | USA Clarke R M
Targa Florio - Porsche Years 1965-1973 UK | USA Clarke R M
Porsche Color Family Album UK | USA Sparrow A&D
Denis Jenkinson: A Passion For Porsches UK | USA Jenkinson D
Porsche Boxster - Motorbooks ColorTech UK | USA Lamm J
Porsche 911 UK | USA Meredith L
Porsche 911 1963-1986 UK | USA Zeichner W
Porsche 911 Restoration Manual UK | USA Porter/Morgan
Porsche 911 UK | USA Paternie P
Porsche 911 Model By Model UK | USA Meredith L
101 Projects For Your Porsche 911 1964-1989 UK | USA Dempsey W
Porsche 911 Road Cars - Sports Car UK | USA Adler D
Porsche 911 R-RS-RSR UK | USA Starkey J
Porsche 924/944 UK | USA Morgan P
Porsche 356: Coupe, Cabriolet, Roadster UK | USA Jenkinson D
Porsche 356 - The Story Of The Flat-Four UK | USA Styles D
Porsche 356 RS Spyders UK | USA Maltby G
Classic Porsche UK | USA Cotton M
The Classic Porsche (Color) UK | USA McCarthy M
Porsche Racing Cars: A History Of UK | USA Oursler B
Car & Driver On Porsche 1955-1962 UK | USA Clarke R M
Car & Driver On Porsche 1963-1970 UK | USA Clarke R M
Car & Driver On Porsche 1970-1976 UK | USA Clarke R M
Car & Driver On Porsche 1977-1981 UK | USA Clarke R M
Car & Driver On Porsche 1982-1986 UK | USA Clarke R M
R & T On Porsche 1951-1967 UK | USA Road & Track
R & T On Porsche 1968-1971 UK | USA Road & Track
R & T On Porsche 1972-1975 UK | USA Road & Track
R & T On Porsche 1975-1978 UK | USA Clarke R M
R & T On Porsche 1979-1982 UK | USA Road & Track
R & T On Porsche 1982-1985 UK | USA Clarke R M
R & T On Porsche 1985-1988 UK | USA Road & Track
Porsche Illustrated Buyer's Guide (4th Edition) UK | USA Batchelor/Leffingwel
Porsche 911 By Ferdinand Porsche USA Von Mende U
Porsche 911: Engine History & UK | USA Aichele T
Porsche 911 UK | USA Lentinello R
Porsche 911 Story (6th Edition) UK | USA Frere P
Porsche 911 The Complete Story UK | USA Vivian D
Original Porsche 356 1950-1965 UK | USA Meredith
Buying, Driving And Enjoying The Porsche 356 UK | USA Schrager J E
Porsche 356 - Driving In Its Purest From UK | USA Conradt D-M
Porsche 356 1948-1965 UK | USA Zeichner W
Porsche 356 UK | USA Long B
Porsche 356 Defined, A Pictorial Record UK | USA Johnson B
Porsche 356 & 550 UK | USA Rasmussen H
The 911 & 912 Porsche Restorers Guide UK | USA Johnson B
Porsche 911, 912E & 930 Authenticity Guide UK | USA Haab
Porsche 911 Performance Handbook (2nd Edition) UK | USA
Porsche 356, A Restorers Guide To UK | USA Johnson B
Porsche 911 Red Book UK | USA Paternie P
Porsche 911 1990-1997 Takes On The Competition UK | USA Clarke R M
Porsche 356 UK | USA Meredith L
Porsche 928 1977-1994 UK | USA Clarke R M
Porsche 928 Takes On The Competition UK | USA Clarke R M
Porsche 924,944 & 968 Collectors Guide UK | USA Cotton M
Original Porsche 924/944/968 Guide To UK | USA Morgan P
Porsche 924 1975-1988 UK | USA Clarke R M
Porsche UK | USA Leffingwell R
Porsche 914 & 914/6, How To Restore & UK | USA Paternie P C
Porsche 914, 914-6 UK | USA Long B
914 And 914-6 Porsche, A Restorer's UK | USA Johnson B
Porsche 911 1965-1969 UK | USA Clarke R M
Porsche 914 UK | USA Clarke R M
Porsche 911 1970-1972 UK | USA Clarke R M
Porsche 911 1973-1977 UK | USA Clarke R M
Porsche 911, 1990-1997 UK | USA Clarke R M
Porsche 911 SC & Turbo 1978-1983 UK | USA Clarke R M
Porsche 911 Carrera & Turbo 1984-1989 UK | USA Clarke R M
Porsche 911, The Evolution UK | USA Becker C
Porsche 912 'Road Test' Limited Edition UK | USA Clarke R M
Porsche 924 UK | USA Long B
Porsche 968 'Road Test' Limited Edition UK | USA Clarke R M
Porsche Boxster 'Road Test' Limited Edition UK | USA Clarke R M
Porsche Turbo UK | USA Clarke R M
Porsche 944 Ultimate Portfolio UK | USA Clarke R M
Ferry Porsche - Ein Leben Fur Das Auto USA Porsche & Molter
Porsche Turbo: The Full History Of The Race And Production Cars UK | USA Vann P
Porsche 356: Le Vetture Che Hanno Fatto UK | USA Batazzi/Solieri
Porsche Six Cylinder Supercars UK | USA Rasmussen H
Porsche The Road, Sports And Racing Car UK | USA Watson D
Porsche 924 928 944 968 UK | USA Vivian D
Porsche 356 1953-1965 UK | USA Clarke R M
Porsche High-Performance Driving Handbook UK | USA Elford V
Porsche The Fine Art UK | USA Lewis
Porsche 911 Vol.1 1963-1980 UK | USA Cotton M
Porsche 911 Vol.2 1981-1994 UK | USA Cotton M
Porsche 911 Vol.2 1981-1994 Collectors Guide UK | USA Cotton M
Porsche 911 R, RS & RSR USA Starkey J
Porsche 911: Forever Young UK | USA Aichele
Porsche 968 UK | USASparrow/Kessel

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Das neue große Porsche-911-Buch Alexander Knoll (2005)
Porsche J Lewandowski (2005)
Porsche Boxster Fantasien Jutta Deiss (2005)
Porsche 904 J�rgen Barth (2002)
Das 911er Schrauber-Handbuch Wayne Dempsey (2004)
Das grosse Porsche-911-Buch Alexander Knoll (2003)
Die Porsche 911 Story von Paul Fr�re Pietsch Verlag Stuttgart (August 2002)
Faszination 356 Achim Kubiak, 2002
Porsche 356 und 550. Eine Erfolgsstory in Bildern von Henry Rasmussen Heel-Vlg., K�nigswin. (2001)
Porsche 356. Das Original von Laurence Meredith, Rowan Isaac (Illustrator) Heel-Vlg., K�nigswin. (1999)
Porsche Lucinda Lewis (2002)
Porsche Marc Bongers (2004)
Porsche 911. Die technische Dokumentation von 1963 bis 2000 von J�rg Austen, Sigmund Walter Motorbuch, Stgt. (2002)
Porsche 911 Tobias Aichele (2004)
Porsche 911. Der luftgek�hlte Boxermotor Tobias Aichele (2002)
Porsche 924 & 944 Jan-Henrik Muche (2002)
Porsche 924 - 944 - 968. Die technische Dokumentation der Transaxle-Modelle. J�rg Austen (2003)
Porsche 928 - Die technische Dokumentation J�rg Austen (2004)
Porsche Boxster John Lamm (1999)
Porsche Carrera GT.
Porsche Sport 2003 Ulrich Upietz 2003
Porsche. Klassiker der Strasse Brian Laban 2001
VW-Porsche 914 & 914/6 Brian Long 2001

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Porsche de Sylvain Reisser, Dominique Fontenat (2005)
Porsche, la l�gende : Tous les mod�les de 1948 � nos jours de Giancarlo Reggiani, et al (2004)
Porsche Carrera GT (2004)
Porsche turbo (1 septembre 2001) de Vann
Porsche (2 novembre 2000) de Sylvain Reisser
Porsche en comp�tition (13 octobre 1999) de Michel Morelli
Porsche 911 (30 mai 2001) de Pasini Stefano
Porsche (1 janvier 1990) de Wright
Porsche (1985)

DVDs
The Distinguished Racing Heritage of Porsche USA

Videos
Porsche - The Legendary Cars PAL UK
Porsche - The Racing Legend PAL UK
Porsche Legends USA
Porsche 911 Experience USA
The Porsche 911 Experience [1989] PAL UK

Clubs
Independent Porsche Enthusiasts Club
Porsche CCC, Road Range, Mann Island, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1DG
Porsche Club GB
Porsche Car Club of America
Porsche Club of America, Northeast Region
Porsche Club of America, Chicago Region
Porsche Club, Western Michigan
Porsche Club of America, Central & Southern California, Arizona and Nevada
Porsche Club of America, Sacramento Valley Region
Porsche Club of America, Germany Region
Porsche Club of Great Britain
Porsche Club of Victoria
Porsche Club, Canberra
356 Porsche Club de France, LDA, BP 35609, 13 Rue des Martyres, Paris Cedex 09, 75428, France
356 Registry, Michigan, USA, Tel: + 1 (313) 558-3692
Amigos del Porsche 356, Ibecar International SA, Gran de Gracia, 132,1, la D, Barcelona, 08012, Spain
Australian Porsche 356 Register, PO Box 7356, St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004, Australia
Klassieke Porsche 911 & 912 Club Nederland, G J A van Wagensveld
Churchilllaan 6, Rosmalen, 5242 BE, The Netherlands, Tel: + 31 (0) 73522 0997, Fax: + 31 (0) 73522 1017
Nederlandse Porsche Club, D G Augustijn, The Netherlands, Tel: + 31 (0) 76561 2019, Fax: + 31 (0) 76560 1790
Porsche 356 Club Belgique, Oude Baan 39, Beochout, B-2530, Belgium
Porsche 356 Club Denmark, Vestergade 83, Aarhus C, DK-8000, Denmark
Porsche 356 Club Nederland, Henne Lembeck, Postbus 356, Oisterwijk, 5060 AJ, The Netherlands, Tel: + 31 (0) 13521 7119, Fax: + 31 (0) 13528 7356
Porsche 356 Club of Japan, 2-13-5, Sakura-Shimachi, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, J-154, Japan
Porsche 356 Club Ostereich, Postfach 356, Gmund Karnten, A-9853, Austria
Porsche 356 Club Schweiz, Postfach 26, Bern, CH-3000, Switzerland
Porsche 356 Interssen Gemeinschaft Deutschland, Geberstrasse 56, Lohmar 1, D-5204, Germany
Porsche 356 Klubb Sweden, Bengt Alsed, PO Box 845, Helingborg, S-25108, Sweden
Porsche 356 Register, PO Box 7356, St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004, Australia, Tel: + 61 (0) 3 8672663
Porsche 914 Club Holland, Postbus 554, Arnhem, 6800 AN, The Netherlands, Tel: + 31 (0) 26445 4876, Fax: + 31 (0) 26443 8913
Porsche 914 Owners Association and 914-6 Club USA, 100 S. Sunrise Highway, Ste. 116, Palm Springs, California, CA 92262, USA, Fax: + 1 (619) 325-6583
Porsche 914 Register, Australia, Tel: + 61 (0) 36909017, Fax: + 61 (0) 36967881
Porsche 924 Club Nederland, G. J. de Vries, O. L. Vrouwestraat 38, Handel, 5423 SL, The Netherlands, Tel: + 31 (0) 49232 2104, Fax: + 31 (0) 49232 2104
Porsche 924 to 968 Club, 17 Hussey Road, Norton Canes, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 3TP, England
Porsche Classic Club Belgium, W Pauwels, Oude Baan 39, Boechout, B-2530, Belgium, Tel: + 32 (0) 3 455 08 94, Fax: + 32 (0) 3 454 22 27
Porsche Club, Marco Walisch, 16 Cite Belair, Kleinbettingen, 8361, Luxembourg, Tel: + 352 39 90 07
Porsche Club of America - Californian Coast Region, USA, mailto:demills@juno.com
Porsche Club of America - Canada West Region, mailto:david.sanderson@ubc.ca
Porsche Club of America - Chicago Region, Illinois, USA
Porsche Club of America - Maverick
USA
Porsche Club of America - North East Region, mailto:PD944@porschenet.com
Porsche Club of America - Potomac Region, mailto:secretary@pcapotomac.org
Porsche Club of America - Sacramento Valley Region
Porsche Club of America - San Diego Region, mailto:keithv_911@yahoo.com
Porsche Club of America - Zone 8 Club, Tel: + 1 (619) 475-1199, mailto:jmyrick984@aol.com
Porsche Club of Great Britain, England
Porsche Car Club, Road, Range, Mann Island, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1DG, England
Porsche Club of New Zealand, Tel: + 64 (0) 9 524 9191, Fax: + 64 (0) 9 524 9191, mailto:membership@porsche.org.nz
Porsche Club Register of South Africa, PO Box 966, Randburg, 2125, South Africa
Porsche Owners Club, 6 Brough Close, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK5 6HR, England
Porsche Racing Drivers Association, Castle Farm Cottage, Castle Farm, Studley, Warwickshire, B80 7AH, England, Tel: + 44 (0) 7000 924924, Fax: + 44 (0) 7000 924924
Registrano Italiano Porsche 356, Via Montecarone 15, Imola, BO, 40026, Italy
Speedsters- The Club, Somerset, England, Tel: + 44 (0) 1934 843007, Fax: + 44 (0) 1934 843007, mailto:jmercer@dpcons.demon.co.uk
The Porsche Club of Estonia, mailto:klubi@porsche.ee

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Rob Palmiter - factory trained Porsche mechanic, with garage and lifts. Located in Port Jeff, Long Island. Have very broad knowledge of the more vintage cars all the way up to the Cayenne. No job is to big, or to small. I would be very willing to make sure pricing was competitive, as well as a 100% guarantee on the quality of my work. Can be contacted via email, mailto:Carreratek@aol.com or on my cell phone: (516)658-2414.
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