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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The dust jacket has surface scuffing and light scratching, and light wear to the top edge. There is age spotting to the edges of the compressed pages. The rest of the book has no faults.

The dimensions: 0190x220mm.
Pages: 135
Publisher: Osprey
Publication date: 1983 first edition

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Mercedes-Benz 300SL
By William Boddy

Gull-wing & Roadster; 3 litre, 6 cylinder

Bill Boddy tells the full development story of these `dream' cars and adds his unique overview as an active journalist during its lifespan. He recalls what he thought at the time and then re-analyses those feelings with the passage of time. Just how good were those much-loved silver rockets?

Experimentation on the racetrack in 1952, '53 and '54 (actually great success) told the world something was afoot. No one quite expected the 300SL. Here was a genuine production sports coupe with a space frame chassis, gull-wing doors, fuel injection straight six engine and glorious looks of a timeless style, much of it taken directly from the sports-racing cars, and considerable speed to boot.

Contents:

-Introduction
-The lead in
-Mercedes-Benz returns to racing
-The production model 300SL
-Later developments
-The spin-off
-Specifications
-Acknowledgements
-Index

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