I purchased this book after reading about it in a classic car magazine, I am truly puzzled as to how they were able to highly recommend this book. They claimed that if you are in the market for a classic Porsche this book is a must have. I disagree, I didn't find it to be all that informative and much of what he has in there can easily be found on the web. While there is some good information in there, much of it is just duplicate/reptitive info.
Each type of Porsche 911 (internal Porsche model #s 830, 964,993 etc., etc.) is covered with about 5 pages for each year of each type/series. Including a 2 page picture of the car. Around the picture of the car the author has various callouts pointed out for each year. Sounds in-depth right? Wrong, because all he basically does is repeat the same info in paragraph form over and over again for each yr and may add something specific to that year. But after reading the same paragraphs over and over again, I quickly lost interest in trying to pick out the little parts that weren't already stated 5 times before.
And the pictures with the callouts really bugged me. The 2 page picture of the car at an oblique angle (back right rear angle) is cut right down the middle with the front half being on the right page and the left page has the back end but the dividing line by the pages really wrecks the photograph and distorts the car's look. I hope if there is a 3rd edition he puts the picture on 1 page so you get an unobstructed view of the car.
More picture gripes... He also has pictures of the motor, wheels etc like on the cover but they are the same pictures over and over for each model year. More space wasting.
It seems like this would be a fairly simple book to do well and to do right and I have seen many books of a similar nature for other cars that does in fact do it right. Within 10 minutes of cracking the book open, I felt like, wow this guy just basically filled up a bunch of pages to make the book feel more substantial to justify the nearly 28.00 dollar price tag (when I bought it at 27.99)
Unfortunately, this book did not turn out to be the tool that I had hoped it would be and I definitely would not recommend this book to anyone except maybe someone who collects books about Porsche and just wants to add it to the shelf.