This revised e-book covers the complete history of the 180, 190 W120, W121 ponton sedan and comes with over 60 unique photos, many of them recent and in color, Backed by detailed information sourced directly from Daimler AG, it descibes all engine variations and changes/upgrades. It also deals with a 190D in the adventurous 1959 cross-Africa rally and the highly interesting South African "Bakkie". Detailed technical specifications, complete production figures for each model and a drive in a 180D are included.
The author Bernd S. Koehling has over 25 books and e-books about Mercedes-Benz to his credit.
One can read in this guide about: - the development of the first modern Mercedes sedan - the technical aspects - the 180 and 180D W120 - the 180a, b and c - the 190 and 190D W121 - the racing history for example a rally across Africa in a 190D - the coachbuilders - the South African pick-up "Bakkie" - the experience to drive a slightly delapidated Mercedes 180D today - the technical specifications and - the production history of each model
Hi there, my name is Bernd. I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s in Northern Germany. My interest in anything automotive started already at a very young age with visits to the Nürburgring with my dad. I also grew up with Mercedes cars in my family and an uncle of mine, who had a small collection of pre-war cars, introduced me at the end of the 1960s to vintage cars.
That virus never left me again, so from the mid 1970s I started collecting vintage cars myself. Naturally my first such car was a Mercedes, a rather neglected prewar 170V Cabriolet B. Later additions were from a 200D fintail, 250SE, 350SL, 300d Adenauer and a 280SE 3.5 Coupe. Mercedes cars became a passion I have kept and further developed throughout the years with an interest now also in more modern Mercedes cars, here especially the S-class derived coupes and everything SL and SLK.
My other weakness revolves around British cars, here especially Alvis and Jaguar. If you would like to know more about me, my books or want to read my blog with selected Mercedes stories, why don't you visit my website: benz-books.comread more