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to the 356 Speedster. Let
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Porsche Speedster Typ 540: Quintessential
An essential Speedster book presenting the story of the Typ 540
from its inception as the America Roadster, through its defining
years as the Speedster, and follows with a look at its successor,
the Convertible D. Six experts cover their area of particular
Hardcover: 256 pages
Big Lake Media, 2005
356 Porsche: A Restorer's Guide to
Recognized by Porsche enthusiasts, concours judges, even the
Porsche factory as a definitive guide to Porsche authenticity.
Gives a detailed look at the year-to-year changes in body, chassis,
trim, and interior components. Virtually every part is described
and photographed allowing owner and restorer to determine originality.
Paperback: 160 pages
TPR Inc. - January 1998
Porsche 356: 1948-1965 Photo Album
Wallace A Wyss
A pictorial review of the cars that built the Porsche
legend, from the early Gmund coupes to the 356As, Bs and Cs -
Coupes Roadsters, Cabriolets and Speedsters.
Hardcover: 112 pages
Iconografix - May 1998
Porsche 356 Owner's Workshop Manual
R M Clarke
This do-it-yourself workshop manual has been specially written
for the owner who wishes to maintain his vehicle and carry out
the bulk of his own servicing and repairs. Step-by-step instructions
and many illustrations are given of most dismantling, overhauling
& assembling operations.
Hardcover: 168 pages
Brooklands Books Ltd - Jan 1970
Speedster 50th Anniversary: Celebration
of an Icon
The 50th Anniversary Event in June 2004 was the ultimate gathering
of Speedsters, and this book which documents the event is one
of the most sought after Speedster books.
Hardcover: 256 pages
Big Lake Media (2005)
Original Porsche 356 - The Restorers
Covers coupe, cabriolet, roadster & Speedster. Beautifully
photgraphed and comprehensively researched. Helpful charts explaining
specific differences between years and models. Good coverage
of the Speedster variants and serial no information. Superb photos
by Rowan Isaac.
Paperback: 112 pages
Motorbooks International - Aug 2003
Tells the story of the beginnings and development of the 356
range - explains the company policy of continuous development
and the racing and rallying cars that sprang from it.
Hardcover: 192 pages
Veloce Publishing Ltd - Feb 2008
356 Porsche: Technical and Restoration
356 Registry Editorial
This book is a compilation of thechnical and restoration
articles, columns and tips that originally appeared in the 356
Registry magazine during its first 20 years of publications.
Information has been carefully reviewed by a panel of the Registry
editors and experts to ensure that the information is correct
Paperback: 404 pages
Society of Automotive Engineers - Dec 1995
Porsche Speedster - the Evolution
of Porsche's light-weight sports car
Dr Michael Thiriar
Every Porschephile will be captivated by this wonderful collection
of material. Full of carefully researched historic detail and
containing hundreds of previously unpublished photographs. Comprehensively
covers the evolution of the 356 Speedster and the later 911 Speedsters.
Hardcover: 218 pages
Motorbooks International (August 1998)
Porsche 356 and RS Spyders
Excellent historical information on 356 beginnings in Gmund and
Zuffenhausen. Good coverage of the different Speedsters, including
the Carreras, and the Rennsport Spyders. Useful serial number
and engine variant info.
Paperback: 160 pages
Motorbooks International, July 2000
Porsche 356 Defined: A Pictorial
Year-by-year model changes, both mechanical and cosmetic.
Useful chassis number and colour information charts.
Hardcover: 144 pages
Practice Ring - November 1996
Porsche 356: The Story of the Flat-four
David G Styles
The story of the rise of the Porsche company whose name has become
synonymous with high performance and stylish sports cars, concentrating
on the history of the flat-four engined Porsches, complete with
development history and full specifications.
Hardcover: 208 pages
The Crowood Press Ltd - May 1998