Subtitle The Complete Story

Myles Kornblatt
Price $44.95
Description Description

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 ther W113 in popular culture.

Format Hardcover Book 192 Pages
ISBN 9781847976956
Size8.50 in x 10.25 in x 0.75 in / 215.90 mm x 260.35 mm x 19.05 mm
Published Date August 1st, 2014
Myles Kornblatt
Myles Kornblatt's lifelong passion for automobiles has led him to search the globe for interesting cars.  He has gained a reputation for rediscovering and writing the histories on vehicles that the automotive community had thought were long-lost or never even knew existed. He is an industry consultant and former museum curator. His work has appeared in publications such as Top Gear, GQ, Classic Cars, Classic Cars Weekly, Hemmings Daily, and Octane. Myles understands that a car is just metal, glass, and rubber, but when combined correctly, it creates something more: he finds the soul.
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