The Star

The Official Magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America

September-October 2018

Articles include 1913 Benz, 1936 290C Cabriolet A, 1978 240D, 1960 Monte Carlo Rally, History of Fuel Injection, and Buyers guide for W129 models.

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Mid-Market Masterpiece – The 1936 290 Cabriolet A offered Mercedes-Benz quality, luxury and style to the middle-class buyer

Aaron Weiss

High Roller: My lucky find: A pristine, one-owner 1978 Mercedes-Benz 240D with over 450,000 miles on the clock

Sid Arya

A Winter's Tale – Mercedes-Benz sweeps the podium in the frozen and treacherous 1960 Monte Carlo Rally

Graham Robson

Tech Articles

Mastering Fuel Injection – How Mercedes-Benz pioneered this key technology

Karl Ludvigsen

A Future Classic – The R129 SL Model Range: 1989-2002

Brian Clifton, Bud Cloninger; Jason Burton, Daniel Stahl

Tech Q&A: Questions about a 1969 280S with Starting Problems

Richard Simonds


At the Wheel; From the President, Gene Jurick – The Year So Far

Gene Jurick

Mike Regennitter, Executive Director Setting the Bar High

Mike Regennitter


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