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Mercedes-Benz Heckflosse (1961-1968): books - history

A book on the Mercedes-Benz Heckflosse (1961-1968)? Here are illustrated books on the history and technology of Mercedes-Benz cars.

Mercedes-Benz 300 and 300S - From the 300 Sedan to the 300Sc Cabriolet

A guide to the history of the Mercedes-Benz 300 Adenauer and 300S that you don't want to miss, if you have an interest in these exquisite examples of 1950s German engineering.

Some of the topics covered:
- Development of the 300 models, all upgrades included
- How were the cars equipped
- From the 1951 300 to the 1957 300D Sedan and Cabriolet
- Development of the 300S and Sc models
- The coachbuilders
- Rallying a 300 in the 1950s at the Rally Monte Carlo
- How Chancellor Konrad Adenauer experienced his 300S
- Driving a 300S Roadster today
- Chassis number and data card explained in detail
- Over 150 recent, non-Daimler AG color photos highlight many interesting and unique features, this includes pictures of the suspension

A separate chapter covers the cars' technical features with power & torque curves and production history.

Author:Bernd S. Koehling
Specs:216 pages, 28 x 21.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:150+ b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Bernd S. Koehling (D, 2017)
Book: Mercedes-Benz 300 and 300S - From the 300 Sedan to the 300Sc Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz 300 and 300S - From the 300 Sedan to the 300Sc Cabriolet

Language: English

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Mercedes-Benz 'Fintail' Models - The W110, W111 and W112 Series

Charts the development of the W110, W111 and W112 'Fintail' (or 'Heckflosse') series, the line that helped revive the Mercedes-Benz brand in the post-war years. With a unique combination of exceptional engineering and a timeless beauty, even the most basic of these vehicles has a charm that is difficult to find in the majority of cars today.

After outlining the company's history, the book looks at the development of the first of the 'Fintail' models - the W111- and its launch at the 1959 Frankfurt Show. It also looks at the closely related 1.9 litre W110 and 3.0 litre W112 models, with the vehicles sold in the German, US and UK markets covered in detail.

Author:Brian Long
Specs:208 pages, 26 x 21.5 x 1.9 cm / 10.25 x 8.5 x 0.75 in, hardback
Illustrations:288 colour photographs
Publisher:The Crowood Press Ltd (GB, 2013)
Book: Mercedes-Benz 'Fintail' Models - The W110, W111 and W112 Series

Mercedes-Benz 'Fintail' Models - The W110, W111 and W112 Series

Language: English

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Mercedes-Benz: The 1960s (Volume 1) - W110, W111, W112 - From the 190c to the 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet

Interested in a W111, W112 or W110 or do you own one? Then this 300-page guide is a must have book for you. Last updated in Dec. 2016, it tells you everything about the cars' history. It also explains in detail chassis number and data card and offers a comprehensive buyer's guide.
All this is accompanied by great recent non-Daimler AG photos, including pictures of the suspension. It is one of over twenty-five books / e-books by the author about Mercedes cars.

These are some of the topics covered:
- Developing the W111 fintail
- The technical aspects
- New safety features
- The 220b and 230S series
- Developing the W110
- The technical aspects
- The 190 and 200 series
- Developing the two-door models
- The technical aspects
- From the 220SE Coupe to the 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet
- Developing a technical masterpiece, the W112
- The technical aspects
- The 300SE and SE lang
- The chassis number explained
- The data card explained
- What is my W111, W112, W110 worth
- W111, W112, W110 buyer's guide
- Technical specifications and production figures.

Author:Bernd S. Koehling
Specs:314 pages, 28 x 21.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:70 b&w and 250 colour photographs
Publisher:Bernd S. Koehling (D, 2012)
Book: Mercedes-Benz: The 1960s (Volume 1) - W110, W111, W112 - From the 190c to the 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz: The 1960s (Volume 1) - W110, W111, W112 - From the 190c to the 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet

Language: English

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Mercedes-Benz W111 Two- and Four-Door - From the 220 b Sedan to the 220 SEb Cabriolet

Discover in detail the Mercedes W111 two- and four-door cars. This 190-page guide tells you the complete 220b/230 S fintail story. These are some of the topics covered:
- Development of the W111 Sedan
- Technical aspects
- Safety features
- The 220, 220 S and 220 SE
- The 230 S
- The US market
- The racing history
- The coachbuilders
- Development of the W111 Coupe and Cabriolet
- The two-door 220 SE models
- Chassis number and data card explained
- A comprehensive buyer's guide
- Paint and interior options
- Technical specifications and production history of each model.

All this is accompanied by superb recent non-Daimler AG color photography .A separate chapter is devoted to Béla Barényi, in those days the Mercedes safety guru.

Author:Bernd S. Koehling
Specs:190 pages, 28 x 21.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:190 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Bernd S. Koehling (D, 2018)
Book: Mercedes-Benz W111 Two- and Four-Door - From the 220 b Sedan to the 220 SEb Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz W111 Two- and Four-Door - From the 220 b Sedan to the 220 SEb Cabriolet

Language: English

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Mercedes-Benz W111 and W112 Two-Door - From the 220 SE Coupe to the 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet

If you want to learn more about the two-door Mercedes W111 and W112 models, then this is your book! Updated in March 2018, it walks you through the cars' history, explains their chassis number and data card and offers a comprehensive buyer's guide. And these are some of the topics covered:
- Development of the 220 SEC
- Safety features
- Technical aspects
- The 220 SEC
- The 300 SEC
- The 250 SEC
- The 280 SEC
- The 280 SEC, 280 SEC 3.5 low grille
- Chassis number and data card are explained
- W111, W112 two-door buyer's guide
- Paint options
- Technical features with production history of each model.

In total 180 mostly recent non-Daimler AG color photos highlight many interesting and unique features, including the suspension. A separate chapter is devoted to Rudolf Uhlenhaut, who was synonymous with fast and prestigious Mercedes cars.

Author:Bernd S. Koehling
Specs:206 pages, 28 x 21.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:180 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Bernd S. Koehling (D, 2016)
Book: Mercedes-Benz W111 and W112 Two-Door - From the 220 SE Coupe to the 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz W111 and W112 Two-Door - From the 220 SE Coupe to the 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet

Language: English

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Das grosse Mercedes Heckflossen-Buch (Reprint)

Von der Faszination der "Heckflosse" genannten Modelle aus den Jahren 1959 bis 1968 aus dem Hause Daimler-Benz hat sich vieles bis heute bewahrt. Ihre sehr markante, Zeitgeist deutlich widerspiegelnde äussere Form, die Idee des Einheitsmodells auf konsequente Art und Weise - das hat es danach nie mehr gegeben unter dem Zeichen des Sterns - und ein grosser Schritt in die Zukunft mit der erstmals in Serie verwirklichten Sicherheitstechnik haben dieses besondere Auto geprägt.

Pages of the book Das grosse Mercedes Heckflossen-Buch (1)

Und noch eines beeindruckt an den Wagen: Als die raren Stücke wie der 300 SE oder die Coupes und Cabriolets schon längst gefragte Sammlerstücke waren, lief mancher 220 noch in pfleglicher Obhut des Erstbesitzers und rollten unzählige 190 und 200 in deutschen Landen, vor allem aber im südlichen Ausland, in täglichen Pflichten. Besser kann die Bedeutung einer Modellreihe nicht gekennzeichnet werden.
Die vielschichtige Faszination, die von den beschriebenen Fahrzeugen ausgeht, will dieses Buch an die Freunde klassischer Automobile weitergeben.

Author:Matthias Röcke
Specs:176 pages, 34 x 24.5 cm / 13.4 x 9.7 in, hardback
Illustrations:200+ b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Heel-Verlag GmbH (D, 2013)
Book: Das grosse Mercedes Heckflossen-Buch (Reprint)

Das grosse Mercedes Heckflossen-Buch (Reprint)

Language: German

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Mercedes-Benz W112 Two- and Four-Door - From the 300SE Sedan to the 300SE Cabriolet

This book is dedicated to the often overlooked Mercedes W112 and 112C models. It describes the development and history. Both the 300SE, SE lang and two-door models are discussed in detail.

Some of the items covered:
- The 300SE racing activities.
- Comparison of the 300SE with the Jaguar Mk 10
- Chassis number and data card
- A comprehensive buyer's guide shows the trouble spots. Is one of them the air suspension? Well...not necessarily.
- Paint and interior options
- Technical specifications and production numbers for each model

And you can read about two men, without whom these superb cars would not have been possible: Rudolf Uhlenhaut and Karl Wilfert. All this is accompanied by over 150 mostly recent non-Daimler AG color photos, which highlight many 300SE features, including the suspension.

Author:Bernd S. Koehling
Specs:190 pages, 28 x 21.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:200 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Bernd S. Koehling (D, 2018)
Book: Mercedes-Benz W112 Two- and Four-Door - From the 300SE Sedan to the 300SE Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz W112 Two- and Four-Door - From the 300SE Sedan to the 300SE Cabriolet

Language: English

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Last update:20-04-2024