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MERCEDES-BENZ, The 1950s, Volume 2: W120, W121, W180, W128, W198

S. Koehling, Bernd

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ISBN 10: 147924340X / ISBN 13: 9781479243402
Verlag: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012
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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: This book is all about the history of Mercedes cars introduced in the mid and late 1950s. It is the 2nd edition of MERCEDES-BENZ, The 1950s, Volume 2. .For this edition, the book has been revised and updated. It offers now over 250 pictures, many of them in color. Most of the color pictures are unique and have never been published in a book before.It starts with the first "modern" sedan launched after the war: the dependable W120 and W121 180/190 ponton cars and its bigger siblings the executive W180, W105, W128 219/220 six-cylinder versions.It also covers three iconic sports cars: - the 300SL Gullwing W198 I- the 300SL Roadster W198 II and - the 190SL W121Next to the history of each model, this book describes, how two men have used the Mercedes 300SL Coupe as their daily driver, one of them even covering almost half a million kilometers (including a trip all the way up to Moscow, the Russian State capital). .Other subjects covered, are: - how a turbo-charged 190SL compared with a standard 190SL back in the 1960s - how it is to drive a 180 ponton diesel with close to 700,000 km on the clock in today's world or - why a 220S six-cylinder ponton is a suitable successor to a British Morris Minor. - the history of the men, who made these great cars possible, men like Prof. Nallinger, R. Uhlenhaut, K. Wilfert or M. Hoffman. .The book also talks coach-built versions such as the South African "Bakkie" or the ponton racing history. Detailed technical specifications and the production history of each car can be found at the end of the book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_147924340X

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This 260 pages book is the third and thoroughly revised edition, p ublished in February 2014  .  It is  backed by detailed information sourced directly from Daimler AG. It covers the history of the ponton Mercedes, the 190SL and the 300SL coupe/roadster. It also deals with such interesting models as the South African "Bakkie" or a turbo-charged 190SL. It covers the exciting, sometimes adventurous racing history of the individual models with rare period photos and it takes the reader back to the 1950s, so that 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 as Moscow in Russia.   . The book comes with  over 250 pictures, the majority of them in color. Most of the color pictures are recent. They are  non-Daimler AG 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 "Bakkie" 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 turbo-charged 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.

Inhaltsangabe: This is the  revised edition, published in Feb. 2014 .  It is  backed by detailed information sourced directly from Daimler AG.  The book deals with the development of each individual model, talks about their engines and equipment and lists their respective updates. It deals with the pleasure of owning or driving in one of these vehicles and covers the individual cars racing history with rare photos. On top it looks at the coach-built versions and talks about a turbocharged 190SL and a 300SL owner, who has used his car for over 400.000 km.  Detailed technical specifications and the production history of each car can be found at the end of the book.  The 300SL and 190SL history is also together with the Pagoda SL available in the book: Mercedes-Benz, The early SL cars.  .
The book comes with over 250 pictures, many of them in color. Most of the color photos are recent and have never been published in a book before.  The author Bernd S. Koehling has over 25 books and e-books about Mercedes-Benz cars to his credit. For a  FREE BONUS  please scroll to the bottom of this description. . This guide covers the following: MB 180/190 - The development of the first modern Mercedes - The technical aspects - The diesel - First upgrades - Introducing the 190 - The racing history - The coachbuilders - The South African Bakkie - The sales performance - Driving a 180D with 700.000 km on the clock . MB 190SL - Developing a small sports car - The technical aspects - The equipment - A bigger engine is needed - Victory in Macao over Ferrari - The sales performance - Driving in 1959 a 190SL with turbocharger .  MB 219/220 - A bigger ponton, the logical next step - The technical aspects - The equipment - Introducing the 219, a smaller car with bigger engine - Further upgrades - The (in-)famous Hydrak automatic transmission - 220SE, the first fuel injection in a sedan - The launch of the cabrio and coupe - The racing history - The sales performance - Experiencing a 220S today . MB 300SL Coupe and Roadster - What caused the 300SL - Developing a dream car - The equipment - The secret SLS - Introducing the roadster - The sales performance - The racing history - Outlook and competition - Driving the Gullwing with Clark Cable and David D. Duncan .  The men behind the marque - Fritz Nallinger - Rudolf Uhlenhaut - Karl Wilfert - Max Hoffman . 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.

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Titel: MERCEDES-BENZ, The 1950s, Volume 2: W120, ...

Verlag: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Erscheinungsdatum: 2012

Einband: Soft cover

Zustand: Used

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