Mercedes Benz Pagoda 230SL, 250SL & 280SL roadsters & coupés

W113 series Roadsters & Coupés 1963 to 1971

Mercedes Benz Pagoda 230SL, 250SL & 280SL roadsters & coupés
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Format: Paperback / softback, 64 Pages
ISBN: 9781787111707
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Description

Mercedes-Benz Pagoda SLs are cars that have the style and dynamic qualities that can be instantly recognized and appreciated 35 years after they went out of production. They are more practical than their predecessors, the 300SL Gullwing and roadsters, and more memorable than their successors, the W107 Panzer-wagen SLs. This book gives you a "warts and all" introduction to what these SLs are like to own, drive and maintain, plus a step-by-step guide to how to evaluate any example you might be considering. It includes 100 photos of what to look for - and what to avoid - plus a realistic assessment of running and restoration costs, and market values. This includes servicing and spare parts prices, and the relative values of the various models, specifications and vehicle conditions you are likely to encounter.
Written by the Editor of the Mercedes-Benz Club Gazette, it draws on the experiences of the late Roger Edwards, a former Mercedes-Benz apprentice who spent his life working on and enjoying these cars. Including input from Roger's colleagues, who continue to run his company, a leading source of expertise on Pagoda SLs.
The book also benefits from the author's 30 years of owning, restoring and enjoying old cars, and his contacts in the world of Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts.
One of a comprehensive series of buyer‘s guides published by Veloce, it uses a well-established evaluation system, developed to enable potential buyers to assess any car they view. It is written in an easy to follow, jargon-free style and will equip you with all you need to know when buying a Pagoda, whether you want to get your own hands dirty or just need to know what is necessary to supervise others working on your behalf.
 

The author

Chris Bass worked in advertising for 30 years, with a large proportion of that on or for Mercedes-Benz, covering everything from new model launches to after-sales. During this time, in 1997, he became Editor of the Mercedes-Benz Club Gazette, a role he still carries today. This award-winning journal has a strong history of technical content, and Chris has been able to draw on its many articles on SLK ownership, maintenance, and repair, in writing this book. He has driven just about every Mercedes-Benz model built since the 1980s, and maintains two of his own, with his W210 190E having covered in excess of 217,000 miles. His mechanical experience extends to restoring an Allard and a Triumph TR4A, as well as maintaining a Triumph Herald convertible and a 1930 Crossley Silver.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 64 Pages
ISBN: 9781787111707
Illustrations: 90 color & b-w photos
Size: 5.5 in x 7.7 in / 139.7 mm x 195.58 mm
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