Mercedes-Benz SL
R129 series 1989 to 2001

15th March 2013
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Mercedes-Benz SL – R129 series 1989 to 2001

by Brian Long

It’s hard to believe, but the R129-series Mercedes-Benz SL was launched over 20 years ago. However, its timeless styling has kept it fresh and attractive in the eyes of a new generation of enthusiasts, as well as those returning to the car having owned one when they were still in the dealerships. A combination of superb original design and peerless engineering and build quality adds to the desirability of this series of classic German machines, and has ensured that many of these cars can still be seen in regular use today.
Covering the SL’s ever-changing specification, and its presence in many of the world’s major markets is a huge task, but it’s all presented here in definitive detail, along with stunning contemporary photography, in a volume that will readily grace any reference library shelf or connoisseur’s coffee table.

Two earlier books, also published by Veloce, and covering the W113 cars and the 107-series SL and SLC, act as perfect companions to this title, which takes the SL story up to 2001.

Mercedes-Benz SL by Brian Long

ISBN: 9781845844486
UPC: 6-36847-04448-0


£40, $69.95

• Stunning contemporary photography, mostly in colour
• Year-by-year coverage of all the road cars
• Detailed vehicle profiles for authenticity
• Contemporary press opinion putting the car’s impact into perspective
• World markets reviewed to give true picture of cars available
• Full co-operation from the factory
• Written by a long-term SL/SLC owner and enthusiast
• Stand-alone title, or compliments other Long/Veloce SL books
• Brian Long is a leading motoring historian
• Detailed appendices

Born in Coventry, once the heart of the British motor industry, Brian Long is a professional writer with a passion for vintage and sporting machinery. A trained mechanical engineer and a long-term owner of both an SL and SLC, he has had a strong connection with Daimler-Benz products for over two decades.
Married to Miho and with two children (Louis and Sophie-Mercedes), Brian now lives just outside Tokyo. He has over 50 books published, including many works on German marques.

V4448 • Hardback • 25x25cm • £40 • 208 pages • 370 colour and b&w pictures • ISBN: 978-1-845844-48-6 • UPC: 6-36847-04448-0

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