This e-book does not only inform of the history of each SL R107 model. It also deals with the ultra rare and almost forgotten 500SL rally version, of which the Daimler AG today only has a replica. The two sole surviving original cars, which have an additional interesting history all to their own, are today in private hands. This book covers the European and US models and has over 90 unique photos (incl. the rally car), 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. . The author Bernd S. Koehling has over 20 books and e-books about Mercedes cars to his credit. . In this guide one can read about - the development of the R107 - a rotary piston engine - the technical aspects - the first V8 SL - the 1980 facelift - the 1985 facelift - the rare 500SL Rally car and - tuners like AMG, Brabus, Koenig Specials etc. . The Mercedes R107 was the first SL with a V8 engine, and also the first that was at least in the US severely hampered by stricter emission regulations. Yet it became so popular that it made it into a well-known US TV-series and in many parts of Europe it managed to build up seriously long waiting lists. . This e-book is also available in printed form as part of: MERCEDES-BENZ, The modern SL cars. Over 350 pages cover next to the R107 the R129, the R230 and the new R231, plus detailed engine and performance specs and production figures. . Due to the many different e-book formats and sizes available in the market, publishing of engine specs and production figures in readable charts with proper borders is unfortunately close to impossible for an e-book. The author will gladly send those data upon request to all readers with his compliments as a pdf version.
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