Porsche Carrera: The Air-Cooled Era, 1953-1998

Author(s): Johnny Tipler


Porsche Carrera follows the development and design of the Carrrera car dynasty, from the origins of the Carrera line in the 550 and 356 models through the highly tuned race cars of the 1960s to the largely hand-crafted, air-cooled cars of the 1970s and the 1980s. The book features detailed profiles of all Carrera models, including roadgoing and race models, prototypes, special builds and rare cars; in-depth explorations of the engineering and tuning of the cars and buyer's guides for the different models. Also included are a series of interviews with racing drivers such as Sir Stirling Moss, Derek Bell, John Surtees and Gijs van Lennep, and key Carrera figures such as designer Richard Soderberg and Klaus Bischof, head of the Porsche Rolling Museum.


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Features and reviews in Porsche Post magazine of Porsche Club of GB, Total 911, Classic Porsche and 911 & Porsche World magazines. Reviews in Classic & Sportscar, Classic Cars, Classics Monthly and Octane magazines.

Johnny Tipler is a freelance motoring journalist, car historian and author. He has written over thirty-five books on a variety of automotive topics, ranging from racing cars and driver biographies to motorcycles and commercial vehicles. A regular contributor to 911 & Porsche World, Classic Porsche, Total 911 and Porsche Post magazines. Johnny writes on new car launches, important historic vehicles, specialist tuners, drivers and restorers, as well as covering international classic events like the Spa Six Hours, Goodwood Revival, Classic Le Mans, the Nurburgring Old Timer and Monte Carlo Historic Rally. Johnny raced a Porsche 914 GT/4 in La Carrera Panamericana in 2011 and has a close affinity with the event that launched Porsche's Carrera models.

General Fields

  • : 9781847976994
  • : The Crowood Press Ltd
  • : The Crowood Press Ltd
  • : May 2014
  • : 280mm X 215mm X 25mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Johnny Tipler
  • : Hardback
  • : 629.2222
  • : 272
  • : 410 colour photographs