This second, revised edition of this e-book covers two very special cars introduced in the early 1960s: the 300SE W112 and the 600 W100. The book has over 110 unique photos, most of them in color. The majority of the color pictures are non Daimler-Benz photos and have never been published in a book before. It is part of a series of e-books about the cars Daimler-Benz built during the 1950s and 1960s.
The author Bernd S. Koehling has over 20 e-books and books about Mercedes to his credit.
In this guide one can read about - the development of the 300SE - the technical features - the 300SE - the 300SE lang - the 300SE racing history - the sales performance - how the 300SE compared with a Jaguar Mk 10 and - the 600, the dawn of a new era - finding a suitable engine . comfort features - the launch of the 600 - the prices - the owners - the coachbuilders: - the Pullman landaulet for the Pope, - the Count Berkheim SWB Landaulet, - the Nallinger Coupe, - the Karl M. Middelhauve conversions, - the Pollmann hearse and - the Buchmann 1930 conversion for a Middle East potentate - the sales history - how it was to drive a Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman for the German government
Both, the 300SE and the 600, were the best that early 1960s technology had to offer. Both cars should show the automotive world, how advanced Mercedes vehicles were at that time. Yet both cars disappointed their makers from a sales point of view. One of them, the 300SE, was for its price tag design-wise too close to its 220S/SE sibling. The other one, the 600, was at least in most European countries somewhat to flashy to be regarded for serious executive or government transportation duties.
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