The definitive history of one of Porsches most beloved and competitive racing champions.
Forty Six tells the unlikely underdog story of the car that scored Porsches first racing victories and helped establish their commercial success: the 356/2 063. Beginning at the companys post-World War II nadir, Bill Wagenblatt illuminates how Porsche rose from the ashes to overcome multiple trials and near-disasters to compete with this vehicle at Le Mans, the Liege-Rome-Liege Rally, and Montlhery, where they set new racing records in the 1950s. Wagenblatt follows the tale into the twenty-first century, making clear how the 356/2 063 helped set Porsche Motorsport on its way to becoming the juggernaut that we know today. Including a wealth of archival photos and documents that have never been before published, along with a unique look at the cars US history, Forty Six is the definitive history of one of Porsches most beloved and competitive racing champions.
Bill Wagenblatt is a motor racing photographer.