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Would you download every page?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:00 pm 
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It's selling without reserve and the bidding's already up to US$ 2,500.

The auction ends Tuesday, July 17 at 1:40 PM

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/porsche-550-1500-rs-spyder-owners-manual-factory-original-1954-1955-nos/

It looks like all the pages are photographed--not that I would download them for my personal collection (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:16 am 
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Be careful! BLOCKS-BOOKS.com sells a "perfect" copy of the 50 Driver's manual.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:12 pm 
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The seller commented on originals vs. quality reproductions:

thomasandersen (The Seller)

Tasman54 one of the easiest ways to tell the different on repro 550 vs real, is the line in the golden Porsche “circle” on the front cover, on a real its not aligned and on a repro its perfectly aligned, I hope it makes sense, but compare the line under the Porsche script on real vs fake and you will see the difference immediately.


You can see that on Block's Books' reproduction:

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Granted, I wouldn't personally know a reproduction (presumably with a fake printing date--I doubt Bill Block would sell such a thing) from an original, but I'm not personally in the market.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:26 pm 
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It sold for $ 2,500.

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