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Issue Number 19

Published/on sale Friday 2nd February

 

 

 

 

 

News: Restorer Kienle’s big new order, and a 1970s W115 pick-up emerges. Event: Essen Motor Show, Germany: A report from the classic show that lifted spirits during a gloomy December.
Event: Classic Motor Show, NEC: Birmingham hosts the UK’s biggest classic show, and we report the action. My Classic Drive: 450SEL 6.9: Norway’s icy mountain roads were a challenge, but one the V8 Merc met.
Talking Shop: Gary Norrington: His job is to value classic Mercedes and he explains how he approaches it. Icons: W111 250SE Coupe: A page highlighting a wonderful image from Daimler’s incredible archive.
Cover Story: 1970s 280SLC: The C107 is now hot property – we give the back story and drive a 280SLC. Grand Coupe Special: 1960s 280SE: This 280SE from Beverly Hills has always been cosseted – what a gem!
Grand Coupe Special: 1980s 560SEC: Driving a 1989 560SEC so like new it broke records when sold at auction. Grand Coupe Special: Motorsport 450SLC 5.0, 500SLC: We tell the fascinating tale of how the SLC was turned into a rally weapon.
Timewatch: 1978 – 300SD launch: We part the mists of time to reveal why a US-only turbodiesel 116 was built. Working with Mercedes: You’ll love what you see in the J.G. Francis workshop in Glendale, California.
Profile: Rudolf Uhlenhaut: Celebrating the engineer who designed the Gullwing and GP cars. My Classic: 300d: Barry Sohnen shares a near 40-year journey in his Adenauer with us.
Auction Stars: 300SLs, 250SL, 600: Details on classics sold by RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams in late 2017. Mercedes Practical: Buyer’s Guide: The W201 190/190E is a terrific first time classic – we outline what to look for.
Classics’ values, specs: We list every Mercedes road car since 1945, with data and buying tips. Maintenance: classic tyres: Your older Mercedes needs specialist tyres, here’s what’s out there.