Porsche Reprints original driver’s manuals

Porsche Classic expands portfolio of technical literature

PCG 460 510 Pflegehinweis deutschPorsche Classic has reprinted more than 700 original driver’s manuals. In doing so, Porsche has provided first-hand documentation for virtually all its early models, starting with the 356 from model year 1952 right the way through to the 911 type 996.

The documents are now available from all Porsche dealerships worldwide. What’s more, a selection of the technical literature can also be ordered directly from the Porsche Classic online shop.

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. 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.

These booklets have often become worn or are lost over time. That is why Porsche Classic already started to digitise their original documents a number of years ago. 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.

Around 700 driver’s manuals are currently available from Porsche Classic, including editions in various languages and in some cases also for different model variants. Roughly 150 of these original documents are available in German. The portfolio also includes more than 100 warranty and maintenance booklets, 20 of which are in German. There are also vehicle servicing and care booklets/instructions as well as vehicle wallets that are true to the original.

Detailed information on the technical literature is available on the Porsche Classic website and in the Porsche Classic online shop at www.porsche.de/classic-shop. Additional information can be found in the new ‘ORIGINALS’ parts catalogue.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.