This 200 pages book is the third and revised edition, published in November 2013. Next to the history of the 170, 220 and 300/300S series, it deals with the special OTP police cars, the coach-built cars from Binz, Pinin Farina and Ghia, etc. It also lets the reader experience and enjoy a ride in each of these phantastic automobiles, be it back in the 1950s with Konrad Adenauer in his 300 or now with a 220 or 300S roadster in the modern world.
On top it offers over 160 photos, 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.
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The part about the Mercedes 170V deals with:
The history of Mercedes-Benz of the 1950s is an exciting one, as some of these cars belong today to the most thought after European vintage cars. . This is the 3rd edition of MERCEDES-BENZ, The 1950s, Volume 1. For this edition, the book has been revised and updated. It offers now over 150 pictures, many of them in color. Most of the color pictures are unique and have never been published in a book before. The book covers the history of Mercedes-Benz cars that started production in the late 1940s and early 1950s: - the 170V and its OTP versions, - the 170S and its wonderful cabriolets, - the 220 and its cabriolet and coupe derivations, - the 300 Adenauer series with its 4-door cabriolets and - the luxurious hand-built 300S and Sc two-door models. The reader can also experience - how it was to drive the Mercedes 170V back in the 1950s, - how it is to experience a 170S Cabriolet today, - how it is to drive today the Mercedes 220 six-cylinder, - how first German chancellor Konrad Adenauer saw his 300 and why he did not choose a BMW, and - how it feels to drive the majestic 300S Roadster today. . It discusses the coach-built versions of each model such as the 170 and 220 Binz, Miesen etc. station wagons, the 300 Adenauer station wagon, Pinin Farina coupes and a 300S inspired by the Duesenberg cars from the 1930s. Detailed technical specifications and the production history of each model can be found at the end of the book.
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