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Mercedes Benz SL (Sports Car Color History) Paperback – April 12, 1997


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Product Details

  • Series: Sports Car Color History
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; First edition (April 12, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760303282
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760303283
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,039,529 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By jtwatai@juno.com on December 11, 1998
Format: Paperback
Good book for SL lovers. Many color photographs with few black and white. It starts from 1952, and includes the fabulous '54 gullwings, and continues to the newest and smaller SLK. Great text on the changes of each model year including the thoughts of people who actually designed and built these automobiles. Definitely a book for those who appreciate automobiles "engineered like no other car in the world."
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 21, 1998
Format: Paperback
Excellent detailed photos of the entire SL line except for the 380SL. No 380SL photos and only brief mention in the text. The pagoda models are covered thoroughly with excellent photos. This would make a good companion book to one with more technical depth but light on illustrations. A great book as a low-cost holiday gift for an SL owner.
(I'll admit to being biased - I'm the owner of the Signal Red 280 SL on the cover and on pages 77 thru 81. My favorite is the photo spanning pages 78-79.)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James J. Varela on May 27, 2003
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This book is 88% the pre 1990 body style SLs. If you are looking for a late model SL and need a guide to help look elsewhere. Good if you are looking to buy an older model.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 11, 2003
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The pressman let us down... Half of the photos in the book are too blue. I would expect a color history to have GOOD color. The other half of the pages are the over-saturated lack of contrast that comes from economy printing processes but at least the color balance on them is good. The history part of the book is good. As an owner of a 280SL, I was disappointed in the quality of the printing, but not the content...
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