A few years ago a client asked us to help with his purchase of and subsequent restoration of a 280SL. He found this 1969 model in Pasadena, still in the hands of the original owner’s family. She happened to be the 1948 Rose Queen and later, for her 25th wedding anniversary, instead of the mink she had asked for, she received this Mercedes. What follows is the photo documentation of turning our client’s dream, into reality.
A completed shot in our showroom
Customer specified upholstery and vintage Nardi wheel
Yes, the underside of W113 floors is supposed to be beige.
Bare engine block awaiting assembly
All new gold-cadmium plating
New cylinder head
High-temp exhaust coating
Cadmium lines going together