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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii Foreword by Jerry Seinfeld ix

Miracle of Production 159

Creating a Coupe Chassis: The Type 356/2 Scavenging Parts for Production The Iconic Porsche Takes Shape Marketing the Porsche Cars Growing Pains in Gmnd Sidebar: Type 356 Sports Leicht 202

Chapter 2: Porsche designers at work in Stuttgart in the 1930s

The Species Porsche 1

Sidebar: Freeman Thomas The Legacy of Erwin Komenda 6

Automaking Ambitions 10
The Porsche Firms early years in Zuffenhausen The Type 64: A VW-Sport Sports Racing Aerodynamic Trends The Type 114: Imagining a Pure Porsche Sports Car Advanced Aerodynamic Bodywork for the F-wagen Type 60K10: The Berlin-Rome Volkswagen Sidebar: 1939 Porsche Org Chart 18 Sidebar: The Auto Union Sports Car 41

Saga of a Gmnd Porsche 211

356/2-040 Provenance The Nuts and Bolts of Preserving 356/2-040 West Coast Tune-Up Sidebar: Alex Finigan My Experience with 356/2-040 222 Sidebar: Adrian Gand Appreciating the Missing Link 232 Sidebar: The Otto Math Story 233
Chapter 7: The 356/2 takes shape

Chapter 3: Zuffenhausen workshops during wartime

Turbulent war years 49

Wartime Improvements to the VW Engine Shifting from Racing Cars to Tanks New Quarters in Austrian Farm Country Engineering Work Commences at Gmnd Ferry Porsche in Charge at Gmnd Sidebar: Gmnd in Carinthia 63 Sidebar: Petermax Mllers Opportunistic Racers 69

why Porsche? 241

Returning to Stuttgart Saying Farewell to Gmnd and to the Porsche Patriarch Other Postwar VW-Based Sports Cars Sidebar: Grant Larson The Gmnd Porsches 262
Chapter 8: One cars journey

Sawmill Survival 73
Questioning by British and American Allied Forces The French Intervene Roles of Louise Pich and Ghislaine Kaes Struggling to Survive in Gmnd A Plenitude of Products and Ideas Protecting Porsches Assets Uncertain Relations With Volkswagen

Chapter 5: Enter the Italians

Sidebar: Ghislaine Kaes and his Diaries 89

Italy to the Rescue 95

Radical Space Frames for the First Cisitalias Cisitalia Goes Grand Prix Racing Porsche Contracted by Cisitalia The Cisitalia Grand Prix Car Designing the Type 370, an Ambitious Sports Car Karl Rabe Travels to Turin

Sidebar: Miles Collier The Art of Restoration 122

Chapter 6: The new Porsche sports car

A Volkswagen Sports Car 125

Beginnings with the Type 352 The Type 356 Roadster Chassis Simplicity: The 356 Roadster Body Road Testing the 356 Roadster Sidebar: The Private Life of 356-001 149 Sidebar: Robert Cumberford Thoughts on the First Porsche 356 156


r IAL e10s Origin of the Species lish ENT ub FID y P N Appendix 1: Factory documentation for Porsche 356/2-040 tle CO en D Appendix 2: 1949 Porsche 356 Owners Manual B bibliography 11 Y AN 0 Index 2 TAR Art Credits RIE P O Contributors
The Porsche Formsprache Evolution of the Essential Genus Porsche

Sidebar: Tony Hatter Thoughts on Porsche Design 263


Sidebar: Peter W. Schutz The Power of Porsches DNA 274

286 292 333 334 341 342

Chapter 10: Evolution of the Porsche DNA Chapter 9: Porsche returns to Germany

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Porsche Origin of the Species

by Karl Ludvigsen
Foreword by Jerry Seinfeld

Price: $119.95 Bentley Stock No: GPGC Publication Date: 2012.09-01 ISBN: 978-0-8376-1331-4 Hardcover Case quantity: 5 356 pages 436 photos and illustrations

Bentley Publishers is proud to announce the latest Porsche heritage book by renowned automotive historian Karl Ludvigsen. Within Jerry Seinfelds renowned Porsche collection resides an unassuming yet extraordinary piece of Porsche history: Porsche Gmnd coupe 356/2-040. Captured exclusively for this book in a series of evocative portraits by acclaimed automotive photographer Michael Furman, 040s unsullied originality conveys with startling immediacy the combination of artistry, innovation and determination that went into its improbable creation. This cornerstone of the Seinfeld collection serves as the inspiration for PorscheOrigin of the Species, an in-depth exploration by the eminent automotive historian Karl Ludvigsen into the specific influences and circumstances that brought forth the first Porsche-badged sports cars. How and when did the people of the Porsche firm find themselves in a sawmill in Gmnd? What was the influence on the 356 of the cars and engines built by Porsche before and during the war? How and why was the first 356 shaped as it was? What was the real relationship between the tube-framed Type 356 roadster and the first 356/2 coupes? Questions like these deserve answers because the resulting DNA is so powerful, so robust, that it still influences the shape and style of Porsches well into the twenty-first century. Karl Ludvigsen, author of the award-winning Porsche: Excellence Was Expected and Ferdinand Porsche Genesis of Genius, tackles these questions and more in Porsche Origin of the Species. The saga that emerges encompasses mechanical revelations, human drama and the turmoil of world war. PorscheOrigin of the Species will appeal to all car enthusiasts who are eager to know what events really ignited the spark from which all other Porsches evolved.

Otto Math in front of Zell am Sees Grand Hotel with Porsche 356/2-040.

After its careful preservation, Porsche 356/2/040 is back on the road and providing its lucky owner with the joy of driving in its purest form.

Table of Contents
Foreword by Jerry Seinfeld 1 The Species Porsche 2 Automaking Ambitions 3 Turbulent War Years 4 Sawmill Survival 5 Italy to the Rescue 6 A Volkswagen Sports Car 7 Miracle of Production 8 Saga of a Gmnd Porsche 9 Why Porsche? 10 Origin of the Species Appendix 1: Factory Documentation for Porsche 356/2-040 Appendix 2: 1949 Porsche 356 Owners Manual (40 pages plus cover)

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