Mercedes-Benz W123: The Complete Story (Hardcover)

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The Mercedes-Benz W123 was launched in 1976 and sales quickly surpassed those of its predecessor, the W114. The W123 went on to become the most successful Mercedes, selling 2.7 million cars.This book features the history of the development of the car within the context of the Mercedes-Benz company and global motor industry; the styling, engineering and technical advances introduced over the lifetime of the three series, and the press reactions to them. 

Full technical specifications are given together with customer options, equipment and interior trim for each model. Production numbers and vehicle number sequences are listed and little-known details of the manufacture of the car in China are given. There is a chapter on buying and owning a 123-series Mercedes.  

About the Author

After graduating from Oxford and pursuing further academic studies at Reading, James Taylor spent 12 years working in central government. However, the lure of writing about cars – which he was doing in his spare time – proved too great and he decided to turn it into a career. James has now written well over 100 books in all, and among them have been several definitive one-make or one-model titles. He has written for enthusiast magazines in several countries, has translated books from foreign languages, and even delivers effective writing training in both the public and private sectors. He spent the best part of ten years as the editor of Land Rover Enthusiast magazine and has always counted the products of the old Rover Company and of Land Rover as his favourite subject. He also co-organised the “15 Years of Rover V8” event at Donington in 1982.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781785006050
ISBN-10: 1785006053
Publisher: The Crowood Press UK
Publication Date: December 3rd, 2019
Pages: 176
Language: English