If rare Mercedes books interest you, we have a limited number of “as new” copies of the out-of-print English language edition of this excellent book. This collectible is an uncommonly candid autobiography by the first president of Mercedes-Benz of North American (MBNA), Heinz Hoppe. Price: $499.99
Call the SL Market Letter Offices to order your copy of this rare book!
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This book was published in 1992 in both English and German. The SLML was surprised to learn then that the book was not marketed in the USA. We were told by the German publisher that only 350 English language copies remained; most copies have already been sold within Mercedes-Benz. SLML sold a block of the remaining books to subscribers.
It remains the most detailed account of M-B’s post WWII launch in the USA. Mr. Hoppe is unexpectedly candid, wry and humorous. SLML has informed our original purchasers that we will buy their books back. Let the SLML Business Office know you’d like a copy. It is a great bedside reader, as every few pages becomes a short story in themselves. The book sold originally for $49. Today they sell for $600 or more depending on condition.
Description: 325 pages, hardcover, linen cover plus slipcover. Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″ x 1.5″. Well footnoted & illustrated, 110 excellent B & W photographs.
Author: Heinz Hoppe, 325 pages, 1992, ISBN 3517 013609 Südwest Press.