Classic Mercedes-Benz Restoration Services

Classic Mercedes Benz Restoration Shop

We handle the full range of Mercedes-Benz restoration projects – from collision repair to concourse level, vintage restoration. Our team has worked on multiple 280 SLs including classic convertibles and the highly desirable pagoda models. We’ve restored and repaired 450 SL models, a full range of classic 2-door and 4-door Mercedes sedans ranging from 200, 300, and 500 series cars. For more than 25 years, Mercedes-Benz owners near Fuquay Varina and around the country have trusted us to provide the very best classic Mercedes-Benz restoration shop services.

A green 1970 Mercedes Benz 280 SL being driven at a classic car auto show in Pinehurst NC after a concourse level restoration by Automotive Collision Specialists in Fuquay Varina NC

A green 1970 Mercedes Benz 280 SL being driven at a classic car auto show in Pinehurst NC after a concourse level restoration by Automotive Collision Specialists in Fuquay Varina NC

Proven Mercedes-Benz Restoration Expertise

We recommend bringing your vintage or classic Mercedes-Benz restoration project to a shop like ours with proven expertise. We know what it takes to repair and restore vehicles that come to us in all kinds of conditions. We see everything wrecked race cars to improperly stored classics.

Our shop regularly works on most modern, classic, and vintage Mercedes-Benz models.  Some of our past restoration projects have the convertible and hardtop 280 SL.

Serious collectors are extremely careful about who they trust. If they bring their rare and valuable vehicles to us, you can be confident we have the experience to handle your Mercedes Benz restoration project too.

Mercedes-Benz Restoration Considerations

Every Mercedes-Benz restoration project is unique. Some can be more challenging than others. The condition and service history of your vehicle can have a significant impact on the time and cost of restoration.

Several factors can influence your Mercedes restoration costs and budget:

  • the year, model, and condition of your Mercedes
  • your restoration goals (customize, sell, show, exhibition, etc.)
  • availability of replacement parts vs. fabrication needs

Market Value Factors

Photo of a red Mercedes Benz 450 SL convertible on a frame dolly that has been stripped of original paint during body in the restoration shop at Automotive Collision Specialists in Fuquay Varina NC

Photo of a red Mercedes Benz 450 SL convertible on a frame dolly that has been stripped of original paint during body in the restoration shop at Automotive Collision Specialists in Fuquay Varina NC

Our team understands that a car’s market value is a factor in any restoration project. For example, restoration of a 2-door, mid-1980s Mercedes 500 SL in fair to good condition might be equal to or higher than a car’s current market value.  These can also be true for other models like the 300 SDL and 450 SL depending on the specific trim and configuration.

A model like the 190 SL and 280 SL and may require similar levels of repair. However, because these models often have a higher market value, owners find it easier to make the investment in a restoration of the quality we provide.

Rare and vintage Mercedes like the 300 SL convertible and gullwing hardtop cars are often restored for private collections, auctions, or museum placements. Even though their age and condition can result in higher restoration costs, a concourse quality restoration can increase the car’s overall value and desirability.

We also understand that market value is not the only factor. We’ve met a lot of Mercedes-Benz owners through the years and know that other factors are also important. Those range from reclaiming a piece of family history to a deep appreciation for the classic art form these iconic luxury vehicles represent. Our team is ready and able to help you accomplish all the goals you have for your Mercedes-Benz restoration.

Estimates for Mercedes-Benz Restoration Costs

Please call our shop at 919-552-0333 between 9am and 5pm eastern time to schedule an appointment for us to look at your car.

During your visit, we’ll make a detailed assessment of your car based on what we can see without going through the disassembly process. We’ll estimate the effort related to:

  • auto body repair and replacement (dents, scratches, prior repair, etc.),
  • exterior and interior trim condition and replacement, and
  • engine and drivetrain condition.

We’ll send you an estimate that shows our best educated assessment about the parts and labor your Mercedes restoration project will require. Throughout the restoration process, we’ll keep you informed about what we find and the options you have for how to handle anything unexpected.

If the car’s market value is the most significant factor in your decision on any Mercedes-Benz restoration, you should let us know early in the estimating process. We will help you decide what restoration level would be most in line with your budget and expectations.

Mercedes-Benz Restoration Levels

There are many reasons to restore your classic luxury car. Even though money is always a factor, sometimes a Mercedes has sentimental value that’s more important. Whether your goals are to get your car safely back on the road in style, enter a prestigious car show, or add it to a museum collection, we can help you choose the best restoration level.

We offer different restoration options for your Mercedes-Benz that include:

  • Classic Mercedes-Benz Collision Repair
  • Daily Driver Restoration
  • Show Quality Restoration
  • Concourse Restoration

When you bring your Mercedes to our shop, we’ll help you find a way to meet your goals.

Featured Restoration

The Mercedes-Benz StarTM magazine featured our work on this red 280 SL convertible also shown in the Tech Event article photo.

Photo of a red Mercedes Benz 450 SL convertible and green 280 SL convertible surrounded by members of the Raleigh NC area Mercedes Benz club in the Automotive Collision Specialists collision and restoration shop in Fuquay Varina NC.

A Locally Owned Shop You Can Trust

Photo of a black Mercedes Benz 280 SL Pagoda in the "rolling chassis" stage of body restoration by the Automotive Collision Specialists shop in Fuquay Varina NC

Photo of a black Mercedes Benz 280 SL Pagoda in the “rolling chassis” stage of body restoration by the Automotive Collision Specialists shop in Fuquay Varina NC

Vintage and classic Mercedes-Benz owners near Fuquay Varina, NC and around the country trust our team to restore their modern and classic Mercedes-Benz cars. We’re not a big chain so we’ve got the freedom to treat you right.

We manage the entire restoration process.

Your Mercedes restoration will be in good hands. In fact, we even have mechanical shops that bring their Mercedes-Benz body work to our shop for body and paint restoration!

For complex restorations, we’ll work with our carefully vetted and select group of the very best Mercedes-Benz engine, drivetrain, and electrical technicians. You can be confident we’ll personally handle all the details. And, they’ll be done with the highest standards of excellence for the restoration options you choose.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

We stand behind our classic Mercedes-Benz restoration services with a limited lifetime warranty on all the work we do.

Call Us Today!

(919) 552-0333

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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313 W. Academy Street
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

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