Mercedes Benz restoration

(last updated November 18, 2014)

Mercedes Benz PortfolioFor the past 2 decades, I have been involved with many Mercedes Benz restoration projects. Collectors have hired me to reupholster Mercedes Benz interiors to their original factory conditions.

I have earned an outstanding reputation for my custom Mercedes Benz upholstery skills on many classic Mercedes Benz show car winners.

I have experience with Mercedes Benz interior restorations, specifically models from the 1950s and 1960s: 180, 190, 200, 220, 230, 250 and 280. However, the majority of my auto upholstery services revolve around vintage Jaguar restoration cars.

Whether your Mercedes is a "Ponton" or "Fintail" model, or has chassis code W120 or W121, soft top or hard top, 4-door or 2-door, sedan, coupe or convertible, you can be assured your classic Mercedes Benz is in gifted hands to restore one of the world's most beautiful automobiles.

My full interior Mercedes Benz restorations include reupholstering all interior parts to their original design and color specifications, like seats, dashboards, steering wheels, consoles, headliners, carpets, door panels, and trunks. I only use the finest leathers and fabrics in the world to restore a Mercedes Benz interior to the same, or better, condition than the factory original.

When a vintage Mercedes restoration project requires mechanical work, I work with the Mercedes pros at Jack's Tri-Star Motors in Los Angeles.

Mercedes Benz auto upholstery and restoration projects, please contact:

Car Classic Interiors
15735 Strathern Street
Los Angeles, CA 91406

(818) 469-0032
Email me

1958 Mercedes restoration 220S coupe


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October, 2014: The owner of this largely original 1958 Mercedes 220S Coupe chose me to reupholster his cherry red interior to a bright red. He spared no expense and went with the finest leather available.

He also wanted me to spend a lot time restoring the original wood on the dash and door panel trim. It was cracking and fading in many places.

This Mercedes restoration wasn't easy for me by any stretch, especially with the woodwork details.

But in the end it turned out beautiful. With its high gloss black exterior, whitewall tires and original hubcaps, a bright red leather interior, this 220S coupe is pure luxury.

Mercedes produced only 1,251 between July 1956 and October 1959.

1959 Mercedes restoration 190SL convertible


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2011: I loved restoring the interior trim of this 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible. It's a 2-door grand touring convertible with a removable hardtop. Mercedes built 25,881 units between May 1955 and February 1963. The S represented 'Sports' while the L meant 'Light'. It was a beautiful sibling to the prestigious and awe-inspiring gullwing door 300SL.

1967 Mercedes restoration 250SE coupe


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March 2013: Restoring the interior of this 2-door automatic 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Coupe was fun.

Per the owner's request, I reupholstered everything to original specifications. For example, if you look closely at the BEFORE vs. AFTER pictures of the seats, the stitching is different. The off-white "Rome" color is original, as well as the black carpeting. Plus, his dash is now free of any cracks and the wood inlay is glossy and gorgeous.

1971 Mercedes restoration 280SE convertible


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I was thrilled to restore the full interior of this rare V8-powered 1971 Mercedes Benz 280SE 3.5 convertible. It's painted in the original color tobacco brown with cognac leather interior and brown top. From 1969 through 1971, only 4,502 examples of this car in both coupe and convertible body styles were produced. I believe this same car is currently for sale ($175,000) from Laguna Classics, but I'm not 100% certain. The car has most likely changed owners.

1992 Mercedes restoration 500E


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January 2013: I just finished reuphosltering this "classic" 1992 Mercedes 500E.

From 1990 to 1994, Mercedes Benz sold a high-performance version of the W124, the Mercedes Benz 500 E (W124.036). The 500 E was created in close cooperation with Porsche; each 500 E was hand-built by Porsche. Back in the day, the press called it the "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing." The top speed was redline limited at 6,000 rpm to 260 km/h (~160 mph).

Per my client's request, I reupholstered the entire grey interior to black with double hand stitching. I also redid the shift knob to match the steering wheel, along with other details.

All the original wood trim (door panels, dash, etc) was restored by a friend of mine who specializes in auto wood restoration.