Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Product News: Books -

The Porsche 914 – or Volk­swa­gen-Porsche 914 if you want to be pedan­tic about it – is one of the more af­ford­able ways into Porsche own­er­ship. And, dare we say it, it’s also one of the more in­ter­est­ing ma­chines to emerge from ei­ther mar­que, at a time when both of them were go­ing through some­what trou­bled phases.

Richard Good­ing, a true Volk­swa­gen fan, has done a great job of delv­ing deeply into the his­tory of these in­trigu­ing cars, re­veal­ing a fas­ci­nat­ing de­vel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion tale. It’s all very com­pre­hen­sive and, while well-il­lus­trated with pe­riod and mod­ern pho­tog­ra­phy, it doesn’t let the de­sign com­pro­mise the in-depth anoraky de­tail. With sec­tions on spec­i­fi­ca­tions, motorsport, buy­ing and own­ing, we’d go so far as to call this pretty de­fin­i­tive.

Ex­cel­lent value for money, given how much re­search it con­tains, with a lot to read and a lot to learn. RG ISBN 978-1-78500-151-2 Pa­per­back, 245 x 190mm, 162 pages, over 200 il­lus­tra­tions


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