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Re: 280SL automatic complete restoration
« Reply #50 on: October 12, 2021, 11:58:35 »
Are these (I see two in the workshop) “your” cars or customer cars? Either way, lucky owner/future owner
James L
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Re: 280SL automatic complete restoration
« Reply #51 on: October 12, 2021, 12:15:29 »
In total we have three 280SL restoration projects at present moment. They all are our customers cars and we are only restoring them.

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Re: 280SL automatic complete restoration
« Reply #52 on: October 12, 2021, 15:33:31 »
Looks very nice indeed. Hard to tell from the different lighting in the photos- what is the color?
Jonny B
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Re: 280SL automatic complete restoration
« Reply #53 on: October 12, 2021, 16:41:48 »
Midnight Blue - code 904G

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Re: 280SL automatic complete restoration
« Reply #54 on: October 12, 2021, 21:56:00 »
That's it, I am moving to Latvia !
Cees Klumper
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Re: 280SL automatic complete restoration
« Reply #55 on: October 12, 2021, 22:01:22 »
Excellent selection, and of course I am a little biased, my 1970 280 SL is 904 (with red leather)
Jonny B
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Re: 280SL automatic complete restoration
« Reply #56 on: October 12, 2021, 22:45:34 »
Blue finish looks spectacular!  Outstanding workmanship overall.
Ralph

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Re: 280SL automatic complete restoration
« Reply #57 on: October 12, 2021, 22:58:27 »
Looks great. Very impressive.
Out of curiosity, how many hours do estimate for a restauration like this?
Dirk
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Re: 280SL automatic complete restoration
« Reply #58 on: October 13, 2021, 04:10:29 »
Thank you. Average restoration of the w113 take about 1500 hours. This particular restoration project will take little more about 1800 hours.

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Re: 280SL automatic complete restoration
« Reply #59 on: October 13, 2021, 17:10:39 »
Thank you. Average restoration of the w113 take about 1500 hours. This particular restoration project will take little more about 1800 hours.

Yup, it’s a lot of work and not everybody understands that.
Thanks
Dirk
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