The most comprehensive book
on the classic Mercedes-Benz W123

Mercedes-Benz W123
The finest saloon car of the 20th Century?

The first comprehensive English-language book on the legendary Mercedes-Benz W123 Series. It fulfils the demand for a detailed analysis of the model. Written by respected W123 specialist – Mark Cosovich together with the UK’s leading classic car author – Martin Buckley, foreword by ex F1 Champion Jody Scheckter.

This self published 224-page hardback book with over 220 pictures covers: the history of the W123, development and safety, competitors, W123 in motorsport, reunion of the 1977 London to Sydney rally team, Idi Amin’s ‘lost’ W123 rally car, definitive buyers’ guide, restoring a W123, technical overview of the model, specifications of production models, Martin Buckley reviews a ‘delivery mileage’ 230E, Stahlwille – original factory tools supplier, Classic Mercedes-Benz 1950-1985 Tool Set.

There’s no doubt the passion of Mark Cosovich shines through in this book as he shares his extensive knowledge and experience of the W123 gained from hands-on experience of over twenty five years working on the model.

This volume was officially launched in the UK at the 2014 Classic Motor Show at the NEC on 14-16th November.

w123 book
This 224-page book with over 220 pictures covers:

The history of the W123

Development and safety

Competitors to the W123

W123 in motorsport

Reunion of the 1977 London to Sydney rally team

Idi Amin’s ‘lost’ W123 rally car

Definitive buyers’ guide

Restoring a W123

Technical overview of the model

Specifications of production models

Martin Buckley’s review of a ‘delivery mileage’ 230E

Stahlwille – original factory tools supplier

Classic Mercedes-Benz 1950-1985 Tool Set

Why the Mercedes-Benz W123 is so special

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W123 enthusiasts.

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