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Mint Original 1952 Owner's Manual

#1 Post by Eric Marshall Green » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:33 am

I have one in German and one in English. Would never sell these. They were my father's. Every car he bought he got all the manuals in duplicate—shop, service, owner's—and kept one set perfect.
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Re: Mint Original 1952 Owner's Manual

#2 Post by Ned Gorski » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:33 pm

eric post a few pictures of the early manuals .. i would be interested in seeing the page that shows the dash .. never seen that white manual before im guessing thats earlier than 52 ...

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#3 Post by Eric Marshall Green » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:27 pm

Okay. The wife does the photos. Anything besides the dash? It is loaded with gorgeous drawings. I think someone should reprint these. Besides some paper mold spots, they are near perfect.
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Re: Mint Original 1952 Owner's Manual

#4 Post by Jules Dielen » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:27 pm

the red ones have been repopped for many years and are all over. The white one is interesting to see.
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Re: Mint Original 1952 Owner's Manual

#5 Post by Eric Marshall Green » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:00 pm

What is this word you keep using: "repop." What does it mean? Like popcorn, popped a second time?
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Re: Mint Original 1952 Owner's Manual

#6 Post by Jules Dielen » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:39 pm

reproduced
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Re: Mint Original 1952 Owner's Manual

#7 Post by Jim Clement » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:39 am

why not pdf them and share ?
it would be great to be able to learn more, see all..
it would only take 10 min on a scannner..
 

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#8 Post by Eric Marshall Green » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:51 am

Be happy to do so. Want the German one as well? My wife also does all the scanning. Can you convince her? How about photos instead.
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Re: Mint Original 1952 Owner's Manual

#9 Post by Ned Gorski » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:56 pm

Here is a picture of the dash page of the earliest manual i have. (note the two gauge dash) The manual is not dated but the cover is red like 52 manual. i would love to see what this page looks like from the white manual.
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Re: Mint Original 1952 Owner's Manual

#10 Post by James Davies » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:41 pm

I believe the white one is not a manual, but a tri-fold of early post cards.

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#11 Post by Eric Marshall Green » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:38 pm

James, BINGO!

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Re: Mint Original 1952 Owner's Manual

#12 Post by Eric Marshall Green » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:27 pm

Dash page:
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Re: Mint Original 1952 Owner's Manual

#13 Post by Mark Cohn » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:35 pm

It is interesting that the white document has the later style Porsche logo. I’m thinking that is a mid ‘54 and later thing.

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Re: Mint Original 1952 Owner's Manual

#14 Post by James Davies » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:39 pm

Mark, that "later style" Porsche logo was actually used quite early, at least as early as 1951 at the Berlin Autosalon. See attached photo below.

And of course it is used on the interior first page of the owners manuals as well.

They didn't consistently use it though. And you're right that it was 1954/55 owner's manuals that finally used this version.
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Re: Mint Original 1952 Owner's Manual

#15 Post by Jules Dielen » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:41 pm

IIRC the pic Ned posted is for an earlier car, the one Eric posted is for a late 52. Note the Petri 3 spoke vs VDM 2 spoke steering wheel.
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