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Mercedes W113: The Complete Story (Crowood Autoclassics) by Myles Kornblatt

By Myles Kornblatt

In 1963 the Mercedes W113 changed autos: the three hundred SL racing legend and the profitable a hundred ninety SL. within the method, the 230/250/280 SL two-seat coupe/roadster turned an icon not just through carving out the correct area of interest among its predecessors, but in addition via being like no different vehicle at the street. Mercedes W113 - the whole tale explores either the technical and social part of ways this legend used to be born. The e-book covers: the W113's predecessors - the three hundred SL and the a hundred ninety SL; layout and improvement of the 230, 250 and 280 SL types, together with the specific concave 'Pagoda' roof and the 'Californian Coupe' rear seat alternative; Bela Barenyi's ideas that made the 230 SL the 1st 'safety activities car'; rallying successes for the W113; the R107 successor, with professional suggestion on 'Pagoda' restorations, and the W113 in pop culture. beautifully illustrated with 249 color photographs.

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