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Looking for Mechanic shop for my 280SL in Tampa FL
« on: April 05, 2021, 21:19:08 »
Hi,

I am looking for advice regarding a mechanic shop with experience in 280SL in the Tampa FL area.

Much Appreciated,


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Re: Looking for Mechanic shop for my 280SL in Tampa FL
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2021, 18:57:28 »
Although not in Tampa, Pierre Hedary is located in Titusville; which is a little over 100 miles away from Tampa. I live in Fort Lauderdale and Pierre is currently servicing my 250 SL. Pierre has extensive experience in working on older classic Mercedes. Hope this helps.

http://www.pierrehedaryandco.com/
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Re: Looking for Mechanic shop for my 280SL in Tampa FL
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2021, 19:59:56 »
Why not contact by PM some members within your area of residence and see what shop they are using for maintenance of there car. This is quite simple to do.

Click on > Members then > View Memberlist. Once the Memberlist opens (it is a sortable listing) click on the Heading > Location. It will sort the listing by location.

Now page down untill you come to Florida Members (see excamples near you below). You need to page down to about page 35 or so (depending on the device you are using). PM a short note to your listed naiggbours (click on the envelope) and see where they take there car.

Good Luck (Good mechanics are hard to find)

Dieter
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Re: Looking for Mechanic shop for my 280SL in Tampa FL
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2021, 21:18:46 »
Good advice,
Thanks a lot.

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Re: Looking for Mechanic shop for my 280SL in Tampa FL
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2021, 21:21:12 »
Although not in Tampa, Pierre Hedary is located in Titusville; which is a little over 100 miles away from Tampa. I live in Fort Lauderdale and Pierre is currently servicing my 250 SL. Pierre has extensive experience in working on older classic Mercedes. Hope this helps.

http://www.pierrehedaryandco.com/

Thanks a lot!

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Re: Looking for Mechanic shop for my 280SL in Tampa FL
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2021, 21:23:56 »
Why not contact by PM some members within your area of residence and see what shop they are using for maintenance of there car. This is quite simple to do.

Click on > Members then > View Memberlist. Once the Memberlist opens (it is a sortable listing) click on the Heading > Location. It will sort the listing by location.

Now page down untill you come to Florida Members (see excamples near you below). You need to page down to about page 35 or so (depending on the device you are using). PM a short note to your listed naiggbours (click on the envelope) and see where they take there car.

Good Luck (Good mechanics are hard to find)

Dieter

Very valuable information
Greatly appreciated!

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Re: Looking for Mechanic shop for my 280SL in Tampa FL
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2021, 19:10:45 »
Hi,
I am considering taking my car to Pierre Hedary as you suggested, It is a 125 mile journey from Tampa, what do you suggest regarding transporting the car, I don't feel comfortable driving it there,
Thx much,

Fadi

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Re: Looking for Mechanic shop for my 280SL in Tampa FL
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2021, 19:20:03 »
If you don't have a trailer, or a friend with a trailer, call around to your local tow services who have flatbed tow trucks and shop pricing for a long distance tow.  Usually it is a flat fee plus X cents/mile.  You may need to give them both your and Pierre's address so they can give you an estimate quote.
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Re: Looking for Mechanic shop for my 280SL in Tampa FL
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2021, 21:18:39 »
Hi,
I am considering taking my car to Pierre Hedary as you suggested, It is a 125 mile journey from Tampa, what do you suggest regarding transporting the car, I don't feel comfortable driving it there,
Thx much,

Fadi

I would suggest you contact Pierre as he uses an individual who trailers cars to his shop.
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Re: Looking for Mechanic shop for my 280SL in Tampa FL
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2021, 00:43:04 »
Thanks much!

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Re: Looking for Mechanic shop for my 280SL in Tampa FL
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2021, 12:11:21 »
If you're just looking for mechanical work and not restorative work, then GJ Auto Repair, in Sarasota, specializes in MB cars. They are excellent. Guido Janzen and Chris Conley are very knowledgable about W113's. (941) 924-9732
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Re: Looking for Mechanic shop for my 280SL in Tampa FL
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2021, 00:24:00 »
What sort of work are you looking for?
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