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The Porsche 956 and the derivative 962 version dominated long-distance sports car racing on both sides of the Atlantic during the 1980s, both in European Group C racing and the American IMSA series. The car’s numerous successes included six consecutive victories in the Le Mans 24 Hours and four consecutive victories in the Daytona 24 Hours. This is a big book about a big subject, as these awesome machines raced competitively for 12 years and almost 150 of them were manufactured for use by factory and customer teams.
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Glen Smale is a writer on automotive subjects with a special interest in Porsche. His books for Haynes include Porsche 917: The complete photographic history, Porsche at Le Mans and Jaguar E-type: Portrait of a Design Icon, for which he received the Laurin and Klement ‘Design Writer of the Year’ award in 2007.
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Book Description J H Haynes & Co Ltd, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. BRAND NEW UNREAD and with a dust jacket protected by a Brodart archival clear removable cover. Its now 30 years since the 1982 Silverstone debut of what became the most successful sports prototype racer ever, the Porsche 956. During the 80's there were few top level sports car or endurance events on either side of the Atlantic or in Japan that weren't dominated by Porsche's steamroller, including 6 wins at Le Mans. This important new book contains over 700 mostly colour photographs, as well as interviews with drivers, team managers and Porsche factory personnel. It includes pictures of the car's early development, as well as coverage of every one of the 965/962's significant races over its 12 year career. Seller Inventory # ABE-16931631547
Book Description Haynes Publishing, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110857330985
Book Description Haynes Publishing, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0857330985