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a€œ In view of the number of volumes that have been produced in recent years about Germanya€™s most famous auto maker, it must seem presumptuous to add yet another to the stack. Being relatively thin, this one had to be different. It devotes itself to Mercedes-Benz cars and the most specific and personal aspects of their development, performance and maintenance, at the unavoidable sacrifice of portions of the long history of this great firm. The fascinating story of Mercedes racing has been told by George Monkhouse, Laurence Pomeroy Jr. and S. C. H. Davis, among others, while the fine successes of 1954 and 1955 are still familiar to most readers. Ia€™ve chosen to concentrate on several Mercedes and Benz racing machines that were extremely interesting and productive yet remain virtually unknown today. At the other end of the performance scale the distinctive Mercedes diesels are covered completely...a€ (1959 - Karl E. Ludvigsen)Trucks and buses come from Mannheimand heavy trucks and theversatile UNIMOG from Gaggenau, both inheritances from theBenz side of the organization. BerlinMarienfelde builds naval andstationary engines. Production of trucks andanbsp;...

Author:Karl Ludvigsen
Publisher:Edizioni Savine - 2014-08-06


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