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Mercedes-Benz 300SL: 1954-1964

Mercedes-Benz 300SL: Gullwings and Roadsters 1954-1964

by Karl Ludvigsen

Softcover, 10 1/4 in. x 8 1/2 in.
128 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1-58388-137-8
Price: $29.95

Mercedes-Benz 300SL: Gullwings and Roadsters 1954 - 1964

In 1952 Mercedes-Benz astonished the racing world with the successes it achieved with its 300SL, exploiting an advanced space-type frame and aerodynamic body with gullwing doors. The racing 300SL inspired the creation of a production version, which first took flight in 1954. The 300SL stunned critics and experts alike with its fabulous performance?more than 150 mph?exotic looks and superb build quality. Not just a pretty face, the 300SL was also extremely successful in competition on both sides of the Atlantic. The original coupe was followed by a roadster version in 1957; in all 3,258 were made.

Drawing on his unmatched archive of Mercedes-Benz photos, including coverage by Rudy Mailander and Edward Eves of the 300SL "production line," Karl Ludvigsen presents the 300SL in all its glory. He also draws on his own experience as an owner of one of these great cars.

Mercedes-Benz 300SL: 1954-1964
Mercedes-Benz 300SL: 1954-1964
Wholesale Case Quantity: 1
BSIN: H655
ISBN: 1-58388-137-9 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-1-58388-137-8 (ISBN-13)
Karl Ludvigsen
Karl Ludvigsen

In addition to his motor industry activities as an executive (with GM, Fiat and Ford) and head of a consulting company, Karl Ludvigsen has been active for over 50 years as an author and historian. As an author, co-author or editor he has some four dozen books to his credit. Needless to say, they are all about cars and the motor industry, Karl's life-long passion.

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