Whether you are trying to keep your reliable Mercedes in working condition or you are doing a complete restoration for one of the many classic Mercedes-Benz cars, our team at Adsitco has your back with all the tips, tools, and parts you’ll need to make your restoration project as easy as possible.
Let’s take a look at some tips if you’re thinking about a classic Mercedes-Benz restoration.
Best Mercedes to Buy for First DIY Restoration
Now, obviously, “the best” is a pure opinion question. You’ll need to do your own research for what car and body style is best for your situation and preference. The 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s were some of the best decades and years that Mercedes had for their models, some of the classic Mercedes models during this time include:
- Mercedes-Benz 190SL
- Mercedes-Benz 560SL
- Mercedes-Benz 280SE
This is just a short list of the many classic Mercedes-Benz models that you could consider when choosing your classic car restoration. Now if you are looking for these older Mercedes, you’re probably going to have to look into buying a used Mercedes-Benz. But what are some things you should look for when buying?
One thing you should avoid is buying a car that has rusting and damage to the chassis of the vehicle as that will likely mean you are looking at a more extensive restoration project than you probably have in mind. Also, to ensure the authenticity of the model and verify that the engine and chassis numbers are matching, you should get in contact with the Mercedes Classic Center.
Now that you have the car, let’s take a look at some commonly overlooked things when it comes to car restoration projects.
General Restoration Tips
If you are looking into restoring a car for the first time, there are some things you need to consider.
First, this is likely going to be an endeavor that requires a budget. Be prepared for that. Not only this, but it will probably take a decent amount of time too, especially if it is not something you are doing every day.
Another thing you must consider is the space that this restoration project will take up. When you’re dealing with cars, especially luxury cars, you want to ensure that you have enough space to move without impediments. One of the worst things you could do would be to invest in a lot of cars and car parts and end up damaging both because you’re trying to work in a small area.
Lastly, it’s a good idea to set some expectations for yourself. A lot of people jump into a project like restoring a classic and don’t have the expectations in place for how long it will take them and how much it will cost. If you think about these things beforehand it can help ensure that your restoration project goes more smoothly.
Okay, you bought the car and have the set-up, what’s next? How do you get started?
That’s where our team can help you.
Classic Mercedes-Benz Parts at Adsitco
If you are looking to replace parts, such as a timing chain, for your vintage Mercedes, our team at Adsitco is here to help. We are dedicated to helping customers keep their cars on the road, both classic and new.
If you would like to explore car part options, look at the specials we have going.