Author Topic: restoration help in CA or AZ  (Read 239 times)

mmentser

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restoration help in CA or AZ
« on: March 07, 2020, 17:10:10 »
Let me try this again. My son in Arizona has a 1971 280sl, passed down 3 generations. Car has had work done, but needs major interior, engine and transmission restoration. Not looking for a complete restoration for resale, just want to keep car running so can be passed down to my grandson. Can transport car to wherever work can be done. Any reputable names will be greatly appreciated.

Jonny B

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Re: restoration help in CA or AZ
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2020, 19:09:39 »
I can recommend a shop here in SoCal, Escondido CA more specifically - Silver Star Mercedes, mechanic Franz Stapley. He has been my mechanic and friend for better than 10 years and tends very nicely to mine. He takes Pagodas personally!

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(760) 743-8253
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Jonny B
1967 250 SL Auto, DB 568
1970 280 SL Auto, DB 904

FresnoBob

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Re: restoration help in CA or AZ
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2020, 01:08:49 »
Dennis Montalbano of German Auto Repair in Fresno has done multiple Pagoda restorations and is currently advising and assisting me on my own restoration.  His pricing is lower than other restorers as Fresno costs are considerably lower.  He does excellent work. 

dbenzdr@aol.com

‭(559) 438-6508‬

Good luck,

Bob
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1966 230 SL Euro Auto
2017 AMG C43 Cabriolet

49er

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Re: restoration help in CA or AZ
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2020, 01:26:07 »
I had my mechanical work done at Bremen Motor works in Orangevalle, CA. Ernie Koch brought my car “back to life” in 2010.

John
1969 280SL 113044 10 003820
Un Restored, All Original, including the paint
Original Owner, Purchased September 18, 1968
4 speed manual, PS. 76546 miles
6609 miles since awoken from her 20+ yr "nap" in 2010