Porsche Racing Cars, 1953-1975 by Brian Long

By Brian Long

Distinct year-by-year insurance of Porsche's premium racing exploits, observed through over 650 first-class and evocative photes. This quantity begina with the tale of the giant-killing 550 Spyders of 1953 classic, and takes the reader via all of the next racing versions as much as 1975.

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