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Automobile - February 2004

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By Mike Austin

Encyclopedic Excellence

When Karl Ludvigsen‘s first edition of Porsche: Excellence Was Expected was released in 1977, it was hailed as "the definitive authority of Porsche cars." Freshly updated, the new edition is now a three-volume set that completes the story of every Porsche road and racing car through the development of the Carrera GT. A must-have for anyone with a Seinfeldesque level of Porschephilia (see "Exclusive Comedian Road Test!" in this issue). $240.
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Automobile, February 2004

Karl Ludvigsen
Karl Ludvigsen

In addition to his motor industry activities as an executive (with GM, Fiat and Ford) and head of a consulting company, Karl Ludvigsen has been active for over 50 years as an author and historian. As an author, co-author or editor he has some four dozen books to his credit. Needless to say, they are all about cars and the motor industry, Karl's life-long passion.

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