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How to Restore a Classic Mercedes-Benz

Some of the most beautiful and sophisticated cars in the world are from the Mercedes-Benz family. With the 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Final Edition and the 1964 Mercedes-Benz 220SE, for all of us who like sleek and old school vehicles, this automobile brand knows how to deliver. However, finding one of these classic cars may be more of a chore than first expected. Like most old vehicles, wear and tear can cause them to be run down, making the car a mission (and a costly one at that) to restore. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t, though. It simply means there’s a lot of work to be put into it, but when… Continue Reading »

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Four Classic Mercedes Cars Restored by Brabus

Brabus is not only about putting extra horsepower in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Recently, the famous aftermarket tuner restored four classic Mercedes cars. The units include the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet, and the Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda. The autos were given a six-star restoration process… Just because Brabus won’t settle for just five stars, apparently. Here is a quick look at the recent work done by the classic car division of Brabus: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Around 4,500 hours was poured in returning the 300 SL Gullwing to its pristine condition. The classic Mercedes-Benz was given a baby blue paint-finish and a cream interior. Brabus… Continue Reading »

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Hemmels: Building a Reputation for Excellence

One of the most talked about companies on the Mercedes-Benz restoration scene is Hemmels, the Cardiff-based firm with a reputation for producing stunning SL classics, specifically the W113 Pagoda. Benz Insider was granted exclusive access to a behind-the-scenes look at the operation with Iain Wood, Commercial Director. From the outside, Hemmels looks like a real dealership with a showroom featuring two W113 SL 280 Pagodas and a W198 SL300 Roadster. “These are client vehicles.” says Wood. “We’re hoping to build up a selection we can offer, however we’re just keeping up with demand at the moment.” The windows in the showroom treat clients to a glimpse of the workshop where… Continue Reading »

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Classic Mercedes-Benz Specialist Hemmels Set to Create More Jobs

Classic Mercedes-Benz restoration expert Hemmels just announced that it will be adding extra jobs. The move is in line with the expansion of the company. According to Insider Media Limited, Hemmels is set to create 20 jobs in its Cardiff manufacturing facility. The Mercedes restoration specialist is adding a 8,000 sq-ft facility on Penarth Road. Based on the report, Hemmels was founded in 2016. It was a product of the combination of three automotive businesses that cater to clients in Europe, Canada, China, Australia and US. The company specializes in restoring classic Mercedes-Benz sports cars. The works of the specialist ranges from the 1954 to 1981 models of the brand. One… Continue Reading »

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5 Essential Tools for Restoring an Old Mercedes

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as reaping the rewards of a long project, so cruising around in an old Mercedes you’ve restored yourself is a feeling that can’t be beaten. If you think this might be a hobby for you, here’s some kit that you’ll want before you get started in earnest. 1. Air Compressor This multipurpose device is ideal for any garage set-up. It converts engine power into pressurised air by drawing more and more air into its tank before it automatically switches off when it reaches maximum pressure, and serves as a support element to a number of other tools that need compressed air to run, like paint… Continue Reading »

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Vintage Mercedes-Benz Units Restored By Brabus

A number of vintage Mercedes-Benz models were restored recently by Brabus as the company demonstrated its restoration capabilities in the market, as indicated on a report from motor1.com. It took Brabus 4,000 man hours to work on some of the vintage models of the luxury vehicle manufacturer. Some of the best results were displayed at the 28th Techno-Classic event in Essen. The company used a “6-star restoration” process to bring back the stylishness of a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing and a Roadster. The company also worked on a pair of Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadsters, two Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolets, and a 1967 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman. The company also released… Continue Reading »

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