Mercedes-Benz 300 SL: The car of the century


Hans Kleissl working together with Harry Niemann have published a book titled “The car of the century”. Everything that could be written has been written about this car. However, this book has used a new approach. The author, Hans Kleissl, is an acknowledged SL expert and presents special information, facts and above all pictures from the Mercedes-Benz works archive that have been hidden from sight for a long time. His company is worldwide one of the top addresses for the restoration of 300 SL Gullwings and Roadsters. Hans Kleissl and Dr. Harry Niemann have jointly published a remarkable book about on the subject of the 300 SL.

Exciting and informative content about the history of the 300 SL, its technical development and marketing to information about prominent 300 SL owners and spectacular restorations are backed up with over 400 photographs and other illustrations. Curious background stories also make the book a pleasure to read - not only for fans of classic cars and fans of classic driving culture.


"300 SL – The car of the century" is THE reference book on the subject

„It is not for nothing that Hans Kleissl has been a member of the board of the German Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Club for more than ten years and, together with Harry Niemann, published the book "300 SL - The car of the century" in 2017. It is considered THE reference work on the subject.“
Classic Driver

„A book on the 300 SL is certainly not something special, as the model is considered an icon of automotive history and is accordingly well documented. Fortunately, the approach of the new book from Motorbuch Verlag is quite unconventional. The reader receives all the important standard information but also lots of little stories about the Gullwing and Roadster. Again and again they show really interesting people and also the corresponding models of the 300 SL.“



Mercedes-Benz 300 SL – The car of the century

Title: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL – The car of the century
Authors: Hans Kleissl, Harry Niemann
Size: 368 pages, 298 black and white pictures and & 111 color pictures Published: November, 2020
Price: 99,00 € ISBN-Nr.: 9 781854 433084
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