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Mercedes-Benz Saloon Coupe

The Complete Story by Greene, Nik Code: 60881 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publication date: 16/10/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days Price: AU $59.95

First produced in 1928, Mercedes-Benz Coupes became the embodiment of elegance and exclusivity on four wheels. Their design became an experience for all the senses, appealing to every emotion. Hans-Dieter Futschik, the designer responsible for many of the later Mercedes-Benz models, said of the Saloon Coupe: A shorter wheelbase compared with the saloons gives it different proportions that are almost sports car-like in character.

The passenger compartment is set further back. This gives it a sportier look than a saloon. In addition, the greenhouse is smaller and more streamlined than the basic body.

It looks like a small head set on a muscular body, exuding a powerful and more dynamic attitude... Everything radiates power, elegance and agility. This complete guide includes an overview of early automotive history; pre-merger design from both Benz and Daimler; the historical protagonists and how they influenced the design; how design and fashion change vehicle shape; the continued development of Saloon Coupe design to suit every class and finally, the modern idea of the Coupe.

Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Publisher: CROWOOD PRESS
Publication date: 16/10/2021
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 260.00mm X 215.00mm
Code: 60881

Dr Nik Greene has written many feature articles and regular copy for classic car and club magazines in the UK and France. When not working as a criminologist he prefers to spend his time in the Limousin area of France where he has a property with ample barn and workshop space for his cars. Apart from the Mercedes 560SE and the Mercedes G-Wagen, his stable also includes several classic Citroens and Renaults.