Authors of Enthusiasm

The Authors of Enthusiasm Committee maintains a list of books that are briefly reviewed and should be of interest to MBCA members. Many of the books concern Mercedes-Benz automobiles specifically and some of the books address more general aspects, such as car buying, maintenance, and ownership. Some of the books are authored or edited by MBCA members, past and present. Most of these books are available on Amazon, or by third-party sellers.

A Classic Life
E.A.R. Books

Mercedes-Benz: A Classic Life includes both German and English text and a vinyl LP containing eight tracks that I was not able to listen to, since I’ve been phonographically-challenged and haven’t owned one for many years now (and the only cassette players I still have are in my S500 and 1989...

1955-1963 Restoration and Ownership Volume 1
Bruce Adams

The Mercedes Benz 190SL was produced from 1955 to 1963. This book is the first volume of the International 190SL Group's series of books and DVD's on the restoration and ownership of this remarkable car. It is a must have reference for the 190SL owner. The substantial information can also be...

Volume 2
Bruce Adams

This is the second volume of a series of books for the owner of a Mercedes-Benz 190 SL. It covers the development, features, restoration, maintenance, and the all-important details that make ownership rewarding. There are also articles on touring and the International 190SL Group activities.

1972-2013 (Crowood Press)
James Taylor

Preview available at From the Crowood Press Web Site:          •Development and production of the W126 saloons and classic W126 coupes          •The W140 saloons in the 1990s...

2001 to 2011
Brian Long

To set the historical stage, the first three chapters of Mercedes-Benz SL R230 Series contain brief histories of the R230’s predecessors. Chapter four begins the journey into the 2001-2011 SL models. Most chapters contain excellent photos, reproductions of selected advertisements, component...