Reproduction of Convertible D Manual
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For quite some time I have been trying to acquire a copy of the 8-page booklet entitled “Operating instructions for the Opening and Closing of the Convertible Top” which explained how to operate the convertible top on the 1959 Convertible D. Given the booklet’s age and rarity, very few have survived to this day, and most of those that have are in relatively poor shape with tears, creases, missing and yellowed pages, rusty staples, water and grease stains, etc. A fellow Convertible D owner kindly loaned me his original booklet so that I could have it replicated. That booklet had the typical water stains, yellowed pages, etc. but was otherwise in pretty good shape. I took the booklet to a graphic artist who scanned it into his computer and painstakingly cleaned up each of the scans, removing all of the booklet’s defects. He did an amazing job. I then took the scans to a local printer. We spent some time finding a match for the color, weight and texture of the linen stock used for the original cover and the color of the graphics on the cover. By chance, the printer happened to have a single ream of some NLA paper that was a perfect match for the inside pages both in terms of weight, color and sheen. After the booklet was printed, it was saddle stitched just like the original. I am extremely pleased with the end result. It is an excellent match for the original in all respects. I thought that other D owners and collectors of vintage Porsche literature might also like to own a reproduction of this rare booklet so I ordered some extra copies. If you would like to purchase a copy, please let me know. Copies are limited. The cost is $65, which includes shipping and tracking inside the USA. For shipping to Europe, the total cost is $70. (I have heard that the Registry's email doesn't always work so feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org) Thanks.
Location: Berkeley, California
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Posted 7:09PM, Nov 12, 2016
Expires 4:23PM, Jan 06, 2019