MERCEDES-BENZ: The Fifties, Volume 1
© 2018 Bernd S. Koehling
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Excerpts from the book:
Mercedes 190 Fintail
When the new Mercedes 190 fintail generation was launched in April 1961, it became obvious that Daimler-Benz had improved its single body-concept for its entire range of cars even further. What had started already with the Mercedes ponton cars, had been perfected again. From the A-pillar onwards, all four and six-cylinder cars shared the same body and chassis, which included not only passenger compartment and trunk, but also the fine-tuned suspension of the more expensive versions. Naturally all safety features, many of which had set industry standards when they were first introduced, were available to all variations, four-cylinder models included. The advantage of a shared body was mainly economic, as Daimler-Benz was able to save on costs for development and construction. At the end, an almost identical chassis was available in eleven variations for cars from 55 to 170hp. It should also serve as basis for the soon to be launched coupes and cabriolets and with small adaptations later even for the successor models>>>
What does the book offer:
Updated in December 2016, this 150-page book is the only e-book that deals exclusively with the W110 models. These are some of the topics covered:
- the complete development and history of the W110 series, all upgrades included
- a comprehensive buyer's guide can help you to find the W110 that suits you best
- chassis number and data card are explained in great detail
- over 130 mostly recent non-Daimler AG color photos highlight many interesting features, this includes pictures of the suspension
- the book discusses the price development up to November 2016 and it
- looks at their paint and upholstery options.
The book finishes with full technical details, the annual production history of each model and includes a chapter about head of design Karl Wilfert, whose department styled the fintail cars. Very few still know of him. Enjoy!
Interested to read more about the Mercedes W110 fintail? Please go here for the printed book and here for the e-book. The printed book covers all fintail cars from the W110, W111 and W112 sedans to the W111, W112 coupe and cabriolets. The e-book deals with all four-cylinder W110 versions from the 190c to the 200D, plus the six-cylinder W110 230. If you do not live in the US, please select it from your respective country website of amazon.
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MERCEDES 190 c / 200 / 230
Mercedes 190 c / 200 / 230 W110 Fintail (1961 - 1968)
Great books and e-books about Mercedes cars of the 1960s