MERCEDES-BENZ, The 1950s, Volume 1: W136, W187, W186, W188, W189

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9781479242771: MERCEDES-BENZ, The 1950s, Volume 1: W136, W187, W186, W188, W189
Vom Verlag:

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.

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 part about the Mercedes 170V deals with:

  • a new beginning for Daimler-Benz
  • the 170V
  • a new engine in form of a diesel
  • the 170Va and Vb
  • the OTP police car
  • the coachbuilders
  • the sales performance
  • how it was to drive a 170V back in the 1950s

    The Mercedes 170S chapter offers:
  • the launch of a four-cylinder executive car
  • the cabriolets add to the image
  • the diesel: noisy but successful
  • the last hurrah: 170S-V and S-D
  • the sales performance
  • how it is to drive a 170S Cabriolet B today

    The Mercedes 220 part illustrates:
  • the development of the first Mercedes executive car after WWII
  • the cabriolets: still elegant, still hand-built, still expensive
  • a coupe comes along
  • the OTP and the coachbuilders
  • the sales performance
  • how it is to drive a 220 sedan today

    The part that deals with the Mercedes 300 gives information about:
  • the development of a new luxury sedan
  • the equipment of the 300
  • the 300b and c
  • the 300d
  • the sales performance
  • coachbuilders such as Binz, Pinin Farina, Miesen and Ghia
  • a car for Kennedy and the pope
  • the first German chancellor K. Adenauer and the car that carries his name

    The Mercedes 300S and Sc chapter deals with:
  • a surprise in Paris: the new 300S
  • the 300Sc
  • the Pinin Farina cars
  • experiencing a 300S roadster today

    Detailed technical specifications and the annual production history of each model can be found at the end of the book.

    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.
  • Vom Verlag:

    The 300 Adenauer was the first Mercedes luxury car after WWII. The 170 and 220 series earned the company the money to develop newer models and the 300S continued in the tradition of the pre-war compressor cars.

    Interested in one of these early 1950s Mercedes cars? This reference book gives a complete overview of the history of the 170V, 170S, 220, 300 and 300S. A second volume continues with the ponton cars, the 300SL and 190SL. Fully revised in March 2016 it

    • explains in great detail the Chassis Number and Data Card
    • covers the coachbuilt versions from Ghia, Pininfarina, Binz, Drews etc
    • comes with superb recent non-Daimler AG color photography and
    • takes the reader along for a ride in these fantastic cars.
    Other chapters deal with each car's technical features and their annual production history.

    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.

    FREE BONUS: When you have bought this book, you are eligible for a free pdf file of any Mercedes model (such as the W111 or W198 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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