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Mercedes W113 - The Complete Story

By Myles Kornblatt

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ISBN: 9781847976956
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 09/05/2014
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 249 colour photographs

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
  • Specialist advice on 'Pagoda' restorations, and the W113 in popular culture

RRP: £25.00

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