Philip Raby Porsche

Porsche Sales and Service

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Porsche 911 owner’s manual – old and new

I’ve just been comparing the owner’s manual for a 1970 Porsche 911T with that for a 2005 Porsche 997 Carrera. Two books designed to do the same job, but published 35 years apart. The format is exactly the same, but the 997 book contains 256 pages compared to the 911T’s 106 pages, and the older book is spiral bound instead of perfect bound. The content is broadly similar, as you’d expect, as the purpose it to instruct owners about the car’s features and controls. Of course, one of the reasons that the 997 manual is so much thicker is because […]