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Manufacturer: Crowood Press
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In the very beginning, the automotive industry was dominated by open-top vehicles whose body shapes were very much based on the horse-drawn carriage, there were open and closed carriages and then there was the Coupe.

This first volume of the Mercedes-Benz Coupe book addresses the journey from what was a functional sports car design to what has become the incomparable Mercedes-Benz 'Sports Coupe'; its timeless body design has remained, even today both a dream car and a dream Coupe to anyone who aspires to follow in the early individualists who chose style and elegance over practicality.

With over 300 photographs and illustrations, this book includes:

  • An overview of the early days of 'Sports-Car' design
  • The influences of aerodynamics on design evolution
  • Early protagonists at Daimler-Benz and how they influenced the design of the Coupe shape
  • How the Racing Coupe influenced what became the production Sport Coupe
  • The experimental and one-off prototypes
  • The continuation of the Super Sport Light concept through the 'S-Class' range
Products specifications
Author Greene Nik
Publishing Date 2021
Text English
Binding Hardbound
Pages 208
Colour Pictures 299
Size cm.21x26
ISBN 9781785008221

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