Mercedes is probably one of the most well-known names in car production and, when it come to classics, they’re a popular choice with vintage vehicle enthusiasts too. We’ve seen a fair few over the years at White’s Bodyworks and have the expert team on site who know how to restore, renovate and respray this make of vehicle.

Precision engineering and smooth lines, that’s what usually comes to mind when you think of the Mercedes. Normally associated with luxury driving, it’s become more of a family car in recent years. This 300 SL came to us in a pretty parlous state and requiring a lot of renovation, bodywork and a good respray.

More About the Mercedes 300 SL

The 300 SL was a pretty exclusive car at the time, with just a few thousand built between 1958 and 1965. It was the sort of car that you saw more on European roads than British. This model was the height of precision engineering and took part in various Grand Prix. It also came with extras that added substantially to the initial asking price of just over $6,000.

The Work We Undertook at White’s

When it comes to classic cars (or any other car for that matter), it’s not just about taking a good deal of care and attention. You also require a lot of knowledge, experience and understanding of what the customer is looking for in relation to their car. Often they want repairs carrying out that take into account the age of the car, so more modern practices may not be appropriate.

If you are searching for a classic car restoration service that has a great reputation, contact the team at White’s Bodyworks in West Sussex on 01273 933633.

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Mercedes is synonymous with precision engineering but that doesn’t mean wear and tear doesn’t take the its toll. This 300SE Fintail is a remarkable car but it had seen some better days when it came to our garage in West Sussex recently.

This is the kind of vintage vehicle restoration that our garage team at White’s Bodyworks actually revel in. We’ve had hundreds of classic cars come through our forecourt over the last few decades and our knowledge and experience is one reason why people come to us again and again.

Our classic car restoration, repair and respray service means that your vintage vehicle will soon be leaving us and will be looking as good as new. This 1964 Mercedes 300SE Fintail was no exception and one which we were proud to have worked on.

More About the 1964 Mercedes 300SE Fintail

Mercedes Benz were probably the luxury car of the 60s. Produced by German precision engineering, the cars looked substantial and were built to last. That’s a testament to the Fintail because it reached us in the last year needing renovation after nearly 50 years on the road.

What We Did at White’s Bodyworks

When it comes to repairing or helping restore a classic car, it’s all about having the right approach and the proper equipment. Modern methods may not be entirely appropriate which is why we always work closely with the vintage car owner to makes sure expectations are being met.

There was a lot of work needed on this car, not least because it is more than 50 years old. That’s a lot of time spent on the road and a fair amount of rust and damage that has gathered over time.

If you have a classic car and want it repaired or restored, contact the team at White’s Bodyworks in West Sussex today on 01273 933633.

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It’s not all about repairs and restorations when we take in classic cars at White’s Bodyworks. Sometimes the vehicle just needs a vintage vehicle respray to get it looking good again. That was the case with this 1967 Mercedes SL280.

Mercedes, of course, is a classy brand of vehicle and one that we see a lot of on our roads. Back in the 60s and 70s, however, it was the luxury car and the one that all successful people drove if they didn’t like the alternative Rolls Royce brand.

This soft-top car was actually a joy to see in our workshop. We usually associate the older Mercedes with more substantial body designs. This two-seat sports vehicle, however, looks more like the MGB than a traditional Mercedes and certainly had a racy feel to it.

More About the 1967 Mercedes SL280

You won’t find too many of these cars still on British roads but their classic sport design is certainly one that gets collectors going. It’s probably one of the more valuable classic cars on the market and if you can get your hands on one for renovation or restoration, despite the work that may need carrying out, the return on investment can be worth it.

Respraying at White’s Bodyworks

The key to carrying out a great respray, whether it’s for a modern car or a classic, is doing the prep work properly. In this case, it means ensuring there are no dings or dents and that the surface is smooth and ready for the paint.

Fortunately, at White’s Bodyworks in West Sussex, we have a fully equipped vehicle respray workshop that can handle any job and an expert team on hand to make sure the results are exceptional. We have to say this vehicle was in great condition and had been well looked after by its owner.

If you are searching for a respray for your vintage vehicle, contact the team at White’s Bodyworks today to find out how can help. Just call us on 01273 933633.

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