Mercedes-Benz 280-560SL & SLC

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-08-15
  • Publisher: Veloce
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This book gives you a "warts and all" introduction to what Mercedes-Benz 280-560SL or SLC are like to own, drive and maintain, plus a step-by-step guide to how to evaluate any example you might be considering. It includes 100 photos of what to look for - and what to avoid - plus a realistic assessment of running and restoration costs, as well as market values. This includes servicing and spare parts prices, and the relative values of the various models, specifications and vehicle conditions you are likely to encounter. Written by the editor of the Mercedes-Benz Club Gazette, it draws on the experiences of the late Roger Edwards a former Mercedes-Benz apprentice who spent his life working on and enjoying these cars, and includes input from Rogerrs"s colleagues, who continue to run his company, a leading source of expertise on Mercedes. The book also benefits from the authorrs"s 30 years of owning, restoring and enjoying old cars and his contacts in the world of Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts. The latest in a series of buyerrs"s guides published by Veloce, it uses a well-established evaluation system, developed to enable potential buyers to assess any car they view, and builds on all the lessons learned in the preparation of earlier titles. It is written in an easy to follow, jargon-free style and will equip you with all you need to know when buying a Mercedes whether you want to get your own hands dirty or just need to know what is necessary to supervise others working on your behalf.

Author Biography

Chris Bass has been editor of the Mercedes-Benz Club Gazette since 1997. In that time he has handled many restoration stories and articles about the "Pagoda" SL, which is one of the most popular models among the 10,000-plus members of the MB Club. Notable among these articles were those written by the late Roger Edwards, a club member and a leading authority on these cars who assisted with this book. As well as running a Mercedes of his own, Chris has restored and runs an Allard and a Triumph TR4A. His garage also includes a 1930 Crossley Silver and a Triumph Herald convertible.        

Table of Contents

Introduction & thanks - the purpose of this bookp. 3
Is it the right car for you? - marriage guidancep. 6
Cost considerations - affordable, or a money pit?p. 8
Living with a W107 SL or SLC - will you get along together?p. 9
Relative values - which model for you?p. 11
Before you view - be well informedp. 13
Inspection equipment - these items will really helpp. 15
Fifteen minute evaluation - walk away or stay?p. 16
Key points - where to look for problemsp. 20
Serious evaluation - 60 minutes for years of enjoymentp. 22
Auctions - sold! Another way to buy your dreamp. 43
Paperwork - correct documentation is essential!p. 45
What's it worth to you? - let your head rule your heart!p. 47
Do you really want to restore? - it'll take longer and cost more than you thinkp. 49
Paint problems - bad complexion, including dimples, pimples and bubblesp. 50
Problems due to lack of use - just like their owners, cars need exercise!p. 52
The Community - key people, organisations and companies in the W107 worldp. 54
Vital statistics - essential data at your fingertipsp. 56
Indexp. 64
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