Mercedes-Benz, The 1960S, Volume 2: W100, W108, W109, W113

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Mercedes-Benz, The 1960S, Volume 2: W100, W108, W109, W113

  • Publish Date: 2012-11-06
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Bernd S. Koehling
Regular price $79.30 Sale price $76.62

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The Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 was a gamble and the 600 Grosserat least for most European markets too big and flashy. The Pagoda SL was an even bigger gamble. It was to replace not only the iconic 300SL, but also the more affordable 190SL. Only the W108 was a sure bet. It was the consequent evolution of a successful executive car that finally did away with the one body fits all demands philosophy. This 290-page book was last updated in Dec. 2016 and covers them all: the 600, pagoda SL and the W108/109 with six- and eight-cylinder engines. It comes also with superb recent non-Daimler AG color photos, including pictures of the suspensions. These are some of the topics covered:
Development of the 230SL W113
Technical aspects
The 230SL, 250SL and 280SL
Theracing history
The coachbuilders
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Development of the 600 Grosser W100
Technical aspects
The 600
The 600 Pullman and Landaulet
A proposed facelift
A unique 600
Driving a 600 Pullman for the German government
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Development of the 250S, SE W108
Technical aspects
The 250, 300 and 280 series
The coachbuilders
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Development of the 6.3
Technical aspects
The 300SEL 6.3, 3.5 and 4.5
The 280SE, SEL 3.5 and 4.5
The coachbuilders
Driving the 6.3
Racing history of the 300SEL, incl.the AMG Red Sow
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Chassis number and data card explained
What is my W113, W108, W109, W100 worth
W113, W108, W109 buyer's guide
Paint and interior options
Technical specifications

Enjoy!
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Why is this book not available as hard cover? Even today with modern digital printing services available, books with many color photos are expensive to produce. This book comes with some 300 high quality photos, most of them in color, and would cost retail as hardcover version around US$ 70 (or the corresponding amount in or ), which the author finds excessive. That is why the choice to offer the more reasonable to produce soft cover option. Thank you for your understanding.

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