STOP! Don’t buy a Mercedes-Benz 280-560SL or SLC without buying this book first! Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Chris Bass’s years of Mercedes ownership: learn how to spot a bad car quickly and how to assess a promising one like a professional.
A warts and all introduction to owning, driving and maintaining a Mercedes-Benz 280-560SL or SLC, and a step-by-step guide to evaluating one for purchase. This book 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, along with input from Roger’s colleagues who continue to run his company. It also benefits from the author’s 30 years of owning and restoring old cars, and his contacts in the world of Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts.
Written in an easy to follow, jargon-free style, this book will equip you with all you need to know to buy a Mercedes-Benz 280-560SL or SLC.
About the author
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 – one of the most popular models amongst the 10,000-plus members of the MB Club. Notable amongst 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.