Mercedes Motoring is specialty restorer of vintage Benzes I first discovered on Flickr. They focus on only a handful of examples at a time, meticulously bringing them into a state of nearly-new condition. Many they find to restore are already low in miles and well taken care of.
I bought the right hand side shirt from Mercedes Motoring yesterday. Why? For one, it’s my color. But, I have always lusted over older MB models, from the ones common whenÂ I was growing up (W124Â &Â W126), to even older models from the 70s that epitomize clunky, chrome, clattery diesel style.
I’ve resisted purchasing one on the cheap though, because I am afraid of the reliability and affordability of repairs. After all, parts for a 30+ year old car can’t be common. The diesel engines are however known for their longevity, many serving as taxis all over the world, racking up 500,000 miles easily. Models like the 560SEL autobahn stormer are more grandiose, but far more susceptible to electronic gremlins.
My love for old ‘cedes is the way my dad feels about his 1969 Porsche 912. Brings back endless nostalgia and pleasure, even if it isn’t practical or safe for daily driving.
Mercedes Motoring produces the nicest restorations I have seen, and I would be so lucky to drive one at some point. Keep up the good work, gearheads!