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Mercedes-Benz Sport-Light Coupe - The Complete story

By Nik Greene

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ISBN: 9781785008221
PUBLISHED: 09/02/2021
PAGES: 208
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 299 colour photos

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 whom 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 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


Every Coupe from Mercedes-Benz has always embodied elegance on four wheels, whether today, 40 years ago or a century ago; our coupes are legends of each and every era in which they were built. Michael Bock, Head of Mercedes-Benz Classic

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