Every year publishers and authors send us Porsche book after Porsche book for us to review. We do our best to read and review as many as possible, but we simply can’t get to all of them. However, what we can do, is take a look through our Amazon order reports to see which of the books we did mention (here on the site or on our social channels) were of the most interest to you based on the number of orders. Here’s a list of the 10 Porsche related books that were ordered the most by readers of FLATSIXES.com during 2017.
1. 111 Porsche Stories You Should Know
What came first – the Porsche or the Beetle? Which Porsche racing car set every world record in the very year it was first presented in racing at Monza? And who is “Sascha”?Immerse yourself in the unique and visionary world of Porsche: in tales of secret prototypes, fascinating photos from the Porsche archives, magic words such as “Carrera” and inside stories that have never yet been told in this way. Available on Amazon.com for $22.43
This magnificent, updated volume documents Porsche’s unique success stories in the motor sports arena and the design history of the Zuffenhausen sports car dealership. The complete and updated edition is packed with hundreds of stunning photos, high-quality texts, and specs from the most influential models. This book is a must-have for those with an avid interest in cars of the highest quality. Available on Amazon.com from $11.29
3. Steve McQueen In Le Mans: Art Graphic Novel
Steve McQueen in Le Mans, is not just a re-telling of the movie’s story, but is a perfectly fitting and beautifully crafted tribute to the “King of Cool.” Inspired by 1971͛s iconic Le Mans͛ movie, which overcame its initial box office struggle to find true cult status, Garbo’s creation pays homage to the movie, its race, the cars that fired on all cylinders and the man who made it all possible. Available on Amazon.com for $32.00
4. Porsche 911: 50 Years
Originally published in 2013, Randy Leffingwell’s celebration of one of the world’s premiere sports cars, is still a top seller more than 3-years later. Porsche 911: 50 Years focuses on the major themes that define Porsche’s rear-engined wonder. Randy tells the whole story–design and development, racing and competition, engineering and technology, style and culture. It’s available on Amazon.com for $31.17.
5. Excellence: The Magazine About Porsche
OK, Excellence may not be a book, but it’s your go-to choice for U.S. Porsche fans looking for a monthly magazine. At just 28.00 for a 12-month subscription (consisting of 9 issues) it’s some of the best bang for your Porsche buck you can buy. You can subscribe here.
6. Porsche Boxster and Cayman: The Complete Story
Porsche Boxster and Cayman follows the design and development of this mid-engined sports car and coupe family, from their origins in the company’s concerted racing activities in the 1950s and 1960s, to the drawing board, launch and systematic evolution through successive model ranges from 1996 to 2016. Available on Amazon.com from $14.39
7. The Complete Book of Porsche 911: Every Model Since 1964
Porsche’s fabled 911 represents the ultimate expression of Ferdinand Porsche’s original vision of the perfect sports car. In The Complete Book of Porsche 911, author and photographer Randy Leffingwell provides a year-by-year overview of Stuttgart’s most famous car, from the original 901 prototype to today’s technologically advanced GT2 and GT3 derivatives. Along the way, he highlights the racing, prototype, and limited-production cars–offering the most complete reference available to these top-tier sports cars. Available on Amazon.com for $36.23.
8. Porsche 70 Years: There is No Substitute
Created with Porsche’s cooperation, Porsche 70 Years: There is No Substitute offers a richly illustrated and detailed book that captures the full story of one of the world’s leading automotive companies. Beautiful, contemporary, photos and rare historical images accompany in-depth analyses of milestone cars and events. Available on Amazon.com from $37.42
9. How to Build Brick Cars: Detailed LEGO Designs for Sports Cars, Race Cars, and Muscle Cars
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Over the years we’ve shown you many different Porsches built from LEGO. Everything from full size 911 RSR and 919 Hybrid race cars to a LEGO built 911 with working suspension. You’ve probably seen this viral video of a LEGO Technic 911 GT3 RS being crashed or perhaps looked in awe at the work done by master Porsche LEGO builder Malte Dorowski. However, outside of one short story, what we’ve never done is shown you how to build your own LEGO Porsche. Thanks to a new book, How to Build Brick Cars, now we can. Available on Amazon.com from $13.68
10. Porsche – The Racing 914s: A Limited Edition of 1500 Copies
‘Porsche – the Racing 914s’ is a study in pictures, statistics, factory information, and interviews, that will show the Porsche 914 in a whole new light. Available on Amazon.com from $76.38