MERCEDES-BENZ, the 1950s

MERCEDES-BENZ, the 1950s

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This 260 pages book is the third and thoroughly revised edition, published in February 2014. Next to the history of the ponton Mercedes, the 190SL and the 300SL coupe/roadster, it deals with such interesting models as the South African qBakkieq and a turbo-charged 190SL. It covers the exciting and sometimes even adventurous racing history of the individual models with rare period photos and it takes the reader back to the 1950s, so he can experience how it was to own a Gullwing and drive it for over 400, 000 km on its first engine even to such remote locations such as Moscow in Russia. The book comes with over 250 pictures, the majority of them in colour. Most of the colour pictures are non-Daimler-Benz photos and have never been published in a book before. The author Bernd S. Koehling has more than 20 e-books and books about Mercedes-Benz to his credit. For a FREE BONUS please scroll to the bottom of this description. The Mercedes 180/190 covers: the development of the 180/190 petrol and diesel versions the racing history with resp. photos coach-built versions such as the South African qBakkieq and how it is to drive a 180D with 700k km on the clock in today's world The Mercedes 219/220a, S, SE includes: the development of the 220 and 219 the Hydrak transmission and its pitfalls the first fuel injected ponton car the coupe/cabriolet the racing history with resp. photos and how the drive of a 220S sedan feels today The Mercedes 300SL part deals with: the market situation that led to the introduction of the 300SL Gullwing the development and launch of the coupe the 300SL coupe the development of the roadster the secret SLS the 300SL roadster the sales history of both cars the racing history, incl. races at the Mille Miglia, Liege-Rome-Liege and in Macao with resp. photos which similar cars were available at that time and how it was in the 1950s to use the 300SL Gullwing as daily driver, even on trips as far away as Moscow, the capital of Russia. In the Mercedes 190SL chapter one can read about the history and development of the 190SL the development of a bigger engine the racing history, mainly the 1956 Macao race with resp. photos the sales history a 1959 comparison of a supercharged and a standard 190SL Detailed technical specifications and the production history of each car can be found at the end of the book. The history of the 300SL and 190SL is also available together with the pagoda SL in the book: MERCEDES-BENZ, The early SL cars. FREE BONUS: When you have bought one of the author's printed books, you are eligible for a free pdf file of any Mercedes model (such as W111 or W198 or R107 for example) the author has covered in one of his books. Please contact the author through his website (inside the book) and stipulate, which free pdf file you want him to send to you.This reference work covers them in great detail from the 180 and 220 ponton series to the 190SL and 300SL. An earlier volume talks about the 170, 220 and 300 series.


Title:MERCEDES-BENZ, the 1950s
Author: Bernd S. Koehling
Publisher: - 2012-09-02
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