This third, revised edition of this e-book covers the 300 Adenauer, built from 1951 till 1962. Published in Dec. 2013 it has some 60 unique photos, most of them in color. The majority of the color pictures has never been published in a book before. It is part of a series of new e-books about the cars Daimler-Benz built during the 1950s and 1960s.
The author has over 20 Mercedes e-books and books to his credit.
In this guide one can read about - the development and launch of the 300 - the features of the 300 - the 300b and c - the 300d - the sales performance of the individual models - the coachbuilders such as Pinin Farina, Binz, Ghia, Pollmann, Miesen and - how the first German chancellor, K. Adenauer, experienced his 300
1951 was an important year for Daimler-Benz, because the company introduced three completely new models, the 220, the 300 and the luxurious 300S. While the 220 was already replaced three years later and the ultra-expensive 300S was sold in very small numbers until 1958, the 300 proved to be an important milestone for Daimler-Benz and was sold for more than ten years.
Bernd S. Koehling grew up in the 1950s and 1960s in Northern Germany. His interest in anything automotive started early on visits to the Nürburgring with his father. He grew up with Mercedes cars in his family and his uncle, who had a small collection of pre-war cars, introduced him at the end of the sixties to vintage cars. From the mid seventies he started collecting vintage cars himself. Naturally his first such car was a Mercedes, a rather neglected prewar 170V Cabriolet B. Later additions were from a 200D fintail, 250SE, 300d, 280SE 3.5 Coupe and a 350SL.
Mercedes cars became a passion he has kept and further developed throughout the years.
His other interest is in British cars, here especially Alvis and Jaguar. He had collected an Alvis TC 21/100 Grey Lady Tickford DHC and various Jaguar models. Among them a 420G and a more modern XJ 40 Vanden Plas.
Up to now Bernd has published more than 20 books and ebooks about Mercedes-Benz cars.read more