This second, revised edition, published in December 2013, is about the history of the Mercedes 250, 280 and 300 S-class W108, 109 six-cylinder sedans, produced from 1965 to 1972. It also covers the coachbuilders and takes the reader back to the 1970s in order to enjoy a ride in a second hand 250SE. The book comes with over 60 unique photos, most of them in color. The majority of the color photos are non Daimler-Benz pictures and have never been published in a book before. . The author has over 20 e-books and books about Mercedes-Benz to his credit. . In this guide one can read about – the development of the W108 series – the Mercedes 250 and 300 series – the Mercedes 280S and SE – the short racing history – the coachbuilders – the sales history of the individual models and – how it was to experience a Mercedes 250SE. . Although the Mercedes 250 W108 series was a direct descendant of the 220 W111 sedan, it looked more like the W111 coupe. Karl Wilfert, head of the design department, was aware that the fintail design had been a mistake; together with the executive board he also knew that the “one body fits all” strategy was not universally appreciated by Mercedes customers. The 250S and SE would change all that. . The book is also available in printed form as part of: MERCEDES-BENZ, The 1960s, Volume 2. The printed version offers in addition charts with detailed engine and performance specs and production history of each model.
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