René Staud
Jürgen Lewandowski

IconiCars Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Hard facts, soft skills: technical data, casually recounted anecdotes, and plenty of interesting lifestyle information

On track and on the screen: the successes of the 300 SL in racing and its many appearances in the movies and on television

A must-have for all gullwing fans


In 1954, the Mercedes­Benz 300 SL was unveiled at the International Motor Sports Show in New York— the start of an unparalleled success story.
Victories in the 24­hour race at Le Mans and the Carrera Panamericana made it world­famous. It also
possessed groundbreaking technology, including the first series­production fuel­injected engine. Its elegant shape and futuristic gullwing doors made it a coveted prize, symbolizing exclusivity and freedom.

This volume has everything that is important about the legendary sports car: wonderfully aesthetic automotive photography by René Staud and archive pictures rich in patina, snapshots of racing successes and famous owners, and interesting facts from the model’s history to the colors of the paintwork.

René Staud
Photographer
Jürgen Lewandowski
Author
Price
€ 29.90 | $ 45 | £ 24.95
Pages
160
Images
120 color & b/w photographs
Format
22.3 x 28.7 cm | 8 3/4 x 11 1/3 in.

Book title
IconiCars Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Publisher
teNeues Verlag GmbH
Release date
2.9.2022
Format
22.3 x 28.7 cm | 8 3/4 x 11 1/3 in.
Language
English
Pages
160
Images
120 color & b/w photographs
Price
€ 29.90 | $ 45 | £ 24.95
Finish / Special Book-Work
Hardcover
Category
Mobility & Motorsport, New releases
ISBN (DE)
978-3-96171-389-9

René Staud was born in Stuttgart in 1951. He started out shooting weddings and reportage before turning to product and advertising photography as his popularity grew. He quickly recognised the need for professional productions and opened his first studio in Stuttgart in 1975. This was soon followed by the open-plan studio in Wendlingen. His big breakthrough came in 1985 with the development of Magicflash®, a lighting system specially designed to meet the needs of studio photography. This innovative area lighting technology was his entry into automotive photography, which he still cultivates at the highest level today.

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After studying German and English language and literature and years as an apprentice at the magazine "auto, motor und sport", Jürgen Lewandowski was head of the technology department at the magazine "hobby" before joining the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" in Munich as head of the car and traffic department.
Since then he has worked as an author and correspondent for several publications worldwide. In addition to his work as an observer and chronicler of today's automotive scene, he has been involved with automotive history for decades.
In the course of the past 35 years, Jürgen Lewandowski - whose library now comprises more than 4500 books on the subject of cars - has initiated, written and edited around 100 books on the history of the automobile and the development of new model series.
Jürgen Lewandowski lives and works in Munich.

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