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Porsche Buyer’s Guides can be Very Useful
If you’re thinking about purchasing a Porsche you want to do as much research as possible. One of the best ways to get intimately familiar with your potential new Porsche is to read through one of the many Porsche Buying Guides available online. These guides will not only provide you a history on the model you are reviewing for potential purchase, they will also provide a wealth of knowledge on possible problems and pitfalls to avoid when screening your Porsche for purchase. These books are not intended to take the place of a thorough Pre Purchase Inspection by a certified Porsche mechanic or independent shop, but they will provide you with a list of items and ideas specific to the Porsche model you may want included in your PPI.
I’ve listed below, in order, what I consider to be the best Porsche Buyer Guides available today. Each one is a little different, but should provide you with a comprehensive list of information. Click on anyone of the headings below to get more information about that particular Porsche Buyer’s Guide or to purchase directly from the seller.
Porsche Buyer’s Guides
The Used 911 Story, 8th Edition by Peter Zimmermann
“The eighth edition of this perennial favorite on the Porsche 911 is now expanded to 200 pages with over 200 photos. All air and water-cooled 911 models are covered in detail, from the first in 1965 to the 2005 997. The Boxster from 1997-2005 is also covered, along with the 914/6 and the new Porsche Cayman.
Peter Zimmermann spent 25 years as a Porsche mechanic and owner of Red Line Service in Santa Monica, California. A seasoned engine and transmission builder, he also has driven his Porsches in competition. He writes with authority about every aspect of every 911, plus the Boxsters and 914/6. His book has now been in print for 25 years and continues to be the “buyer’s bible” for 911s.”
Porsche 911 Buyer’s Guide by Randy Leffingwell
“From the seminal 356 launched in 1947 through the entire range of 911s, is examined for the benefit of current Porsche owners, prospective buyers, and enthusiasts who simply admire the craftsmanship and performance associated with the marque. An invaluable resource for anyone interested in purchasing one of Porsches classic sportscars.
Randy Leffingwell is an MBI best-selling author whose most recent works are Corvette fifty Years, Mustang Forty Years, and John Deere: A History of the Tractor. He resides in Santa Barbara, California.”