MercedesBenz SL Series (Mercedes SL) Amazon co uk Andrew Noakes Books

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Mercedes-Benz SL 280 R129

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has built an enviable reputation for excellence and a history of sporting The two come together in the glamorous and SL series, which have from all-conquering racing to successive generations of swift and sure-footed roadsters.

Andrew traces the SL story from its in the early 1950s, when the Daimler-Benz company sought to its prestige in motorsport with a production-based racing car. Uhlenhaut#x92;s 300SL was the result, a of sophisticated spaceframe construction and production car running gear proved to be stunningly capable, at Le Mans in 1952 and dominating season#x92;s sports car events.

The book details the birth of #x91;gullwing#x92; racing cars and their extraordinary racing It looks at the iconic 300SL car that was developed from and the two very different SL roadsters would follow later in the the 300SL and 190SL. Every generation of SL road cars is described in detail, from the #x91;Pagoda-roof#x92; model of the 1960s to the latest R230-series SL of today. In the book looks at spin-offs the SL series including the 1970s SLC the 1990s SLK roadster and the awesome SLR.

In racing, the SLs were near On the road, each new generation of SL has the car to be seen in #x96; and this is a tribute to that sophisticated of speed, style and safety.

Mercedes-Benz SL 280 R129

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The three-pointed star of adorns all kinds of vehicles, trucks and taxis to luxury and huge limousines. Sports too, and for more than a century the sporting side of the range has been represented by a of cars carrying a simple designation: SL.

Yet the five main of SL-class Mercedes, and the offshoots and they spawned, have more than just the The SL has played many roles: have been highly racing cars, accomplished elegant coup#xE9;s and genuine The SL has been powered by engines six, eight and twelve with power outputs from 150bhp to more 600bhp.

The SL has seen enormous changes in too. Right from the the SL has been at the forefront of automotive with such features as injection and a spaceframe chassis as far as the early fifties. Since the SL-class has introduced Mercedes to sophisticated suspensions, new tyre innovative safety equipment and more.


So the SL-class Mercedes is more just a line of sporting It is a fifty-year story of changing developing markets and shifting of what makes a great car #x96; and what a sports car Mercedes-Benz should be like. And it is clear proof that to the behind these cars, the star represents a continuing for perfection.

Mercedes-Benz SL 280 R129
Mercedes-Benz SL 280 R129
Mercedes-Benz SL 280 R129
Mercedes-Benz SL 280 R129

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