The 300SL, the 190SL and the pagoda SL were already legends, when still in production. That has not changed till today. Names like “Gullwing” or “Pagoda” are forever associated with the SL name. Both cars are the foundation on which every new SL still rests today. And the SLK traces its roots back to the 190SL, the car that convinced management in the 1950s that the SL story was worth to be developed further.
This reference book covers the complete history of all three versions, discusses a one of a kind 300SL roadster and comes with recent non-Daimler AG color photography. If you want to know more about these iconic Mercedes cars, then this book is for you.
Why is this book not available as hardcover? Even today with modern digital printing services available, books with many color photos are expensive to produce. This book comes with over 260 photos, most of them in color, and would cost retail as hardcover version slightly some US$ 65 (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 W108 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.
These three cars are also covered in Bernd S. Koehling's books about Mercedes cars of the 1950s and 1960s. It was suggested to have them covered in a separate book to accompany the other SL book of Bernd S. Koehling: MERCEDES-BENZ, The modern SL, available also here on Amazon.