Porsche Classic reprints manuals, technical literature for 1952-2007

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More than 700 different original driver’s manuals technical documents have been reprinted by Porsche for essentially all of its models from the 1952 356 to the 911 type 996 of 1997-2006.  The manuals are available at Porsche dealerships around the world, with the selection of technical literature available from the Porsche Classic online shop.

Porsche Classic started digitizing its collection of documents several years ago so owners could replace lost and missing manuals and other paperwork, according to a Porsche Classic news release.

“The documents for older classic Porsche vehicles in particular include not only the driver’s manual itself, but also extensive technical information, settings and practical tips,” the news release says.

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Maintenance record books are available in various languages

“From the radio unit number to the vehicle data carrier, the type plate or paint data plate through to the engine number – all identification details and their position are illustrated and described in detail.

“Alongside driver’s manuals, this also includes warranty and maintenance booklets as well as the overviews of types, dimensions and tolerances. Amongst other things, these documents contain detailed information on settings for the engine and chassis, as well as the body dimensions. Each reprint always matches the original version in terms of the printing, look and quality.”

The material is available in a number of languages and for different variants of specific models, the release says.

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“The portfolio (of documents) also includes more than 100 warranty and maintenance booklets,” according to the release. “There are also vehicle servicing and care booklets/instructions as well as vehicle wallets that are true to the original.”

Detailed information about the literature is available on the Porsche Classic website.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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