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Gear Patrol, October 14, 2013

Petrol Pages - 10 Essential Automotive Books: Porsche-Origin of the Species

This book by author and car historian Karl Ludvigsen and photographer Michael Furman focuses on a single Porsche: Jerry Seinfeld's Porsche Gmünd coupe 356/2-040. It covers the 356's undeniable influence on the 911 and all of Porsche design for decades, as well as the inspiration for its unique design that has stood the test of time above and beyond any automobile in history. In fact, just about the only thing it doesn't cover is why we're jealous of comedians with garages full of the world's greatest automobiles.

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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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