The Star

The Official Magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America

May-June 2017

The May-June 2017 issue articles include 280SE 3.5 Family Story, 1934 500/540K, Through South America in a Ponton, Drive Review of 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C, The Sindelfingen Factory Story, and a Buyers Guide for the W116.

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Speed with Style – Magnificent 1934 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Spezial Roadster upgraded to 540K Specifications

Mark Elias

More Than Just a Car – This 1971 280SE 3.5 cabriolet is a member of the family

John Edelman with Gary Anderson

Where the Cars Come From: Sindelfingen

Article Graham Robson

Around the World in a Ponton: Part 4

Elizabeth and Fred Smits

Tech Articles

Buyers Guide - Best of the Best W1116 1973-1980

Pierre Hedary, Aaron Householder, Daniel Stahl, R. Simonds

Mobility in an Electric World

Axel Catton & Richard Simonds

Ignition Systems: A Technical Brief

Article by Richard Simonds

Technical Q&A

Richard Simonds


Your Club – Mike Regennitter Great People Make a Great Club

Mike Regennitter

President's Message – Returning to the Show Field

Terry Kiwala

Behind the Star – Vehicles of Passion

Gary Anderson


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