Posted by: porschebahn | June 19, 2010

Porsche 718 + 804: The Last of the Silver Arrows

Porsche 718 + 804: The Last of the Silver Arrows
An Adventure into Formula One during the 1.5 litre era

by Thomas Födisch, Jost Neßhöver, Michael Behrndt, Rainer Roßbach

The 1961 season was the first year of the new 1.5 litre regulations in Formula 1. Out of all the German car manufacturers, only Porsche had both the determination and the ability to enter this new class. In the beginning, a Porsche Spyder was converted to a monoposto, called a Type 718, and that was relatively successful. Porsche’s next entrance was then and is still the only purely German-manufactured Formula One car ever made.

The engine, the chassis and the brakes of the 804 were all Porsche-made and thus this car became the last real Silver Arrow. In the end, it was all a bit too much and too expensive for the small sports car manufacturer from Stuttgart, but it was still an exiting part of motorsport history.

Wonderful and previously unseen photographs illustrate the memories of those people involved, while complete statistics give this book a comprehensive documentation of Porsche’s amazing Formula One experiment.

This book will surely fill a major gap in everybody’s collection of Porsche books.

  • Format: 11.8″ x 12.6″ Number of pages: 228, Hardcover
  • Pictures: 55 color and 238 black and white images
  • Text: English and German
  • 240 pages
  • Retail price $99.95
  • ISBN: 978-3-927458-43-7

David Bull Publishing

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Suite K15Phoenix, AZ  85018

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