Mercedes SL Series

The Complete Story

Author: Andrew Noakes

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 9781861266736

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

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Mercedes Benz has now been manufacturing SL sports cars for fifty years, and for all that time the cars adorned with those two special letters have been admired and coveted by car lovers the world over. It all started in 1954, with the fabulous and iconic 300SL Gullwing, a road car developed directly from the stunning 300SLR racing car. Other models followed, including the more affordable 190SL, the μPagoda' car of the sixties and the stylish ranges of the seventies and eighties. Mercedes now use the SL tag before rather than after the numbers in the cars' designations, but the line is as strong as ever, with a magnificent new range and an SLR supercar developed with McLaren that takes the family right back to its roots.
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Mercedes W113

The Complete Story

Author: Myles Kornblatt

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847976964

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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In 1963 the Mercedes W113 replaced two cars: the 300 SL racing legend and the successful 190 SL. In the process, the 230/250/280 SL two-seat coupe/roadster became an icon not only by carving out the perfect niche between its two predecessors, but also by being like no other car on the road. Mercedes W113 - The Complete Story explores both the technical and social side of how this legend was born. The book covers: the W113's predecessors - the 300 SL and the 190 SL; design and development of the 230, 250 and 280 SL models, including the distinctive concave 'Pagoda' roof and the 'Californian Coupe' rear seat option; Bela Barenyi's innovations that made the 230 SL the first 'safety sports car'; rallying successes for the W113; the R107 successor, with specialist advice on 'Pagoda' restorations, and the W113 in popular culture. Superbly illustrated with 249 colour photographs.
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Mercedes-Benz SL and SLC 107-Series 1971-1989

The Complete Story

Author: Andrew Noakes

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785003666

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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As one of the most remarkable models that Mercedes-Benz has ever created, the 107-series was a sales success for nearly two decades and has been an automotive icon for far longer. Elegant styling, effortless performance and superior build quality are central to the appeal of the Mercedes-Benz R107 SL and C107 SL models. This book details the complete history of the model from its design in the late 1960s, its launch in 1971, its development through the 1970s and 1980s to the end of production in 1989. Accompanied by over 250 archive pictures and original images, Mercedes-Benz SL and SLC 107-Series 1971-1989 - The Complete Story reveals the story behind the racing SLs and the works rally SLCs, and provides a valuable guide to buying and running these cars. Superbly illustrated with 260 archive and original colour and black & white photographs.
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Mercedes Benz SL

Author: John Heilig

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760303283

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Surveys the development history of this unique model. Unveiled in March 1952 it remains one of the most highly prized cars still in production.
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Mercedes SL

The originality guide to Mercedes-Benz SL models, 1963-2003

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Herridge & Sons Limited

ISBN: 9781906133436

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 8372

This originality guide covers the Mercedes SL sports cars from the W113 'Pagoda' of 1963 to the R129 which ended production in 2003. Model-by-model, with hundreds of pictures, it gives you all the details of correct factory specifications and equipment, including body panels, external trim and badging, paint colours, interior trim and trim colours, dashboard, instruments and switches, under-bonnet components, engine and transmission, lamps, and all other features right down to the tool kit, from the beginning of production to the end. All this detailed information is vital to the buyer, owner and restorer.
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Mercedes-Benz SL

R230 series 2001 to 2011

Author: Brian Long

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845847474

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Beginning with a look at the SL model's heritage, this book describes the full development and production history of a modern classic. Covering available models in all the major markets, year-by-year, and including limited editions, the data is supported by contemporary illustrations, sourced from the factory, plus in-depth appendices.
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Daimler & Benz: The Complete History

The Birth and Evolution of the Mercedes-Benz

Author: Dennis Adler

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 0060890266

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 288

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From the earliest workshop days to the grandest marque in the automotive world, the story of one of the most important enterprises of the twentieth century comes alive in this complete history. The rich history of Daimler-Benz (now DaimlerChrysler) has its roots in the early experimentation with the use of the internal combustion engine by three men: Carl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler, and William Maybach. Benz, working alone, and Daimler and Maybach, working together, the two shops separated by a mere sixty miles, in the late 1880s simultaneously laid the foundation of what would become the German automotive industry. At first there was competition between Benz & Cie. and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft, as they engineered and styled the earliest motorwagens and began to develop markets for their products. These early efforts led to the establishment of an entire industry by the start of World War I. But the war and its aftermath devastated these two companies, as it did the German economy overall. By the early 1920s it became apparent that the only way to survival was a merger, and thus, on June 29, 1926, the stockholders of both companies gave approval to the new company, Daimler-Benz, which led directly to the birth of one of the world's best-known brands: Mercedes-Benz. In the hands of noted automotive photographer, author, and editor Dennis Adler, the history of the marque and the company unfolds through the decades, as Mercedes-Benz advances in fame, from the racing glory years to the present, becoming the standard that all automakers strive to meet. With archival (many never before published) and the author's own photographs, the beauty and power of the automobile comes alive, from the earliest models to the first crop of twenty-first-century Mercedes-Benzes. It is a story of excellence that is in many ways unmatched in the history of any industry. Today, as a global leader in design, safety, and overall excellence, Mercedes-Benz continues to lead the way.
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Mercedes-Benz W124

The Complete Story

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847979548

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 1131

Designed by Mercedes's head of design Bruno Sacco, the W124 range immediately became the benchmark by which medium-sized car models were judged in the late 1980s due to its engineering excellence and high build quality. There was a model to suit every would-be-buyer, from the taxi driver through the family motorist and on to those who were willing and able to pay for luxury and performance. This book covers: design, development and manufacture of all models of W124 including estates, cabriolets and the stylish coupe range; engines and performance; special editions and AMG models and, finally, buying and owning a W124 today. Superbly illustrated with 264 colour photographs.
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Mercedes Benz 'Pagoda' 230, 250 & 280SL

W113 series Roadsters & Coupés 1963 to 1971

Author: Chris Bass

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841131

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 371

Stop! Don't buy a Mercedes Benz "Pagoda" 230SL, 250SL or 280SL roadster or coupe without buying this book first! Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Chris Bass's years of Mercedes ownership: learn how to spot a bad car quickly and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price! Packed with good advice from running costs, through paperwork, vital statistics, valuation and the Mercedes community, to will it fit in your garage and with your lifestyle? This is the complete guide to choosing, assessing and buying your dream car.
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Mercedes-Benz SL R129-series 1989 to 2001

Author: Julian Parish

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

ISBN: 9781845848989

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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With prices for the older Mercedes-Benz models, such as the 'Pagoda' and W107 SLs heading ever higher, many enthusiasts are now starting to look at the R129 series SL. Produced from 1989-2001, it combined timeless elegance, luxury and effortless performance, with V12 engines available for the first time. The R129 was the last SL with a detachable hardtop and - for many Mercedes fans - the last to be built to the marque's legendary standards of construction. With that sophistication came new levels of equipment and unprecedented complexity. For would-be buyers today, there are more points than ever to watch out for. The cars' weight also puts strain on components such as the brakes and suspension. Choosing a good R129 demands care. This buyer's guide will help you do just that. Learn about the differences between models, and what to look for when buying. What are the true running costs, and what issues - with the mechanicals, body or interior - should you be wary of? Find the answers to these questions and information about the clubs and specialists who can help look after your R129 today.
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Mercedes-Benz 280-560SL & SLC

W107 series Roadsters & Coupes 1971 to 1989

Author: Chris Bass

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787113205

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 9783

A warts and all introduction to owning, driving and maintaining a Mercedes-Benz 280-560SL or SLC, and a step-by-step guide to evaluating one for purchase. This book includes 100 photos of what to look for and what to avoid, plus a realistic assessment of running and restoration costs, as well as market values. This includes servicing and spare parts prices, and the relative values of the various models, specifications and vehicle conditions you are likely to encounter. Written by the editor of the Mercedes-Benz Club Gazette, it draws on the experiences of the late Roger Edwards, a former Mercedes-Benz apprentice who spent his life working on and enjoying these cars, along with input from Roger’s colleagues who continue to run his company. It also benefits from the author’s 30 years of owning and restoring old cars, and his contacts in the world of Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts. Written in an easy to follow, jargon-free style, this book will equip you with all you need to know to buy a Mercedes-Benz 280-560SL or SLC.
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Mercedes-Benz SL

190SL and Pagoda Models, the Cars and Their Story, 1955-71

Author: Laurence Meredith

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 79

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Essential Mercedes SL Laurence Meredith Subtitled: 19SL & Pagoda Models, the Cars and Their Story 1955-71. History, descriptions and analysis of the full range of Mercedes sports cars from 1955 to 1971, represented by the delightful 19SL ofthe 195s and the timeless Pagoda-roof models of the 196s. Contains informative specs, performance d ata and production figures. Sftbd., 8 1/4x 1 1/4, 8 pgs., 6 b&w ill., 6 color.
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Mercedes-Benz SL W113 Series

1963-1971

Author: Brian Long

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845843045

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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This detailed and beautifully illustrated book covers the Mercedes-Benz W113 series, which ran from 1963 to 1971. Written by a highly regarded motoring writer, with many years' ownership of the Mercedes SL and SLC behind him, this is the definitive study of the subject. All models and major world markets are looked at, along with competition history. Extensive appendices cover engine specifications, chassis numbers, build numbers, and so on.
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Rover 800 Series

The Complete Story

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 9781785002243

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 5648

For those who remember the big front-wheel-driver Rover with affection, this book sets out the full history looking at the design and development of all models: saloons, Fastbacks and Coupes; the Sterling in North America; comtemporary aftermarket modifications; Police usage and export variants. There is a helpful chapter on buying an owning a Rover 800 and the book is illustrated with 250 colour and black & white photographs.
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Mercedes-Benz 'Fintail' Models

The W110, W111 and W112 Series

Author: Brian Long

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847976042

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Mercedes-Benz 'Fintail' Models charts the development of the W110, W111 and W112 'Fintail' (or 'Heckflosse') series, the line that helped revive the Mercedes-Benz brand in the post-war years. With a unique combination of exceptional engineering and a timeless beauty, even the most basic of these vehicles has a charm that is difficult to find in the majority of cars today. After outlining the company's history, the book looks at the development of the first of the 'Fintail' models - the W111- and its launch at the 1959 Frankfurt Show. It also looks at the closely related 1.9 litre W110 and 3.0 litre W112 models, with the vehicles sold in the German, US and UK markets covered in detail. Relating the complete story of the Mercedes-Benz 'Fintail' models from the 1950s to 1970s, it provides an ideal resource for research before restoration, or for detailing existing show cars. Gives background to development, a full production history and comprehensive specification details for all models. Superbly illustrated with 357 colour photographs including period and advertising images sourced from the Mercedes-Benz factory in Stuttgart.
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1972-2013

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975968

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Ever since their introduction in 1972, the S-Class saloons from Mercedes-Benz have been considered the pinnacle of automotive excellence. For most of that time, ownership of an S-Class - at least, of a reasonably recent one - has been symbolic of material success and of restrained yet impeccable good taste. Several other car makers have nibbled at the edges of the S-Class market, but none has produced a viable and lasting alternative to the big Benz. Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1972-2013 charts the evolution and success of the series, from the W116 model, the first to be designed from the ground up as a large luxury saloon, through to the C126 coupe, one of the all-time Mercedes-Benz classic designs.Topics covered include: development and production of the W126 saloons and classic W126 coupes; the W140 saloons in the 1990s; the 140 coupes, the W220 models and the elegant 215 coupes; the W221 models, introduced at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in 2005; the C216 coupes and the future of Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Superbly illustrated with 288 colour photographs.
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Mercedes-Benz Supercars

From 1901 to Today

Author: Thomas Wirth

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764340901

Category: Transportation

Page: 173

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That dream car of all dream cars, the Mercedes-Benz, is presented here in full glory through 285 images. What were the qualities that made them icons of all auto building? Beginning in the pioneer days with the 35 HP model of 1901 through the top-rank sports cars of the 1920s and 1930s, the gullwing-door 300 SL and the legendary "Uhlenhaut Coupe" of the 1950s, and the C 111, with its Wankel engine, of the late 1960s, the line goes on to the present-day SLS AMG. While history influenced changes in construction and design, they blend smoothly into a series yet retain distinctive variations. An exciting spectrum of 18 super sports cars is featured with text that is both entertaining and informative. For the sports car enthusiast and automotive history buff, this is a book you will refer to time and time again.
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Mercedes-Benz W124

All models 1984-1997

Author: Julian Parish

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845848772

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 6656

Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author’s years of Mercedes-Benz ownership, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising car like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!
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Mercedes-Benz

110 Years of Excellence

Author: Dennis Adler

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760300466

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 3297

This full-color gallery spans more than a century of Mercedes-Benz and includes pre-merger Daimler and Benz cars; models K, S, and SSK, 500K, 540K; 220 and 300 series, including the fantastic 300SL; 230, 250, 280, 350, 450 and 500SLs; new model prototypes, model history and evolution, specs, technical notes and more. Winner of the 1996 Moto Award Silver Medallion.
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