Rebuilding a classic Mercedes-Benz.

Rebuilding a classic Mercedes-Benz to our standards demands the skills of the finest craftsmen. Our tried and tested processes ensure we deliver exceptional cars that stand the test of time. Whether you want your car rebuilt to your own specific requirements with modern characteristics, or perfectly original as it left the factory, Hemmels will deliver.

Hemmels has the feel of a high-end super car manufacturer ...
MERCEDES ENTHUSIAST magazine, june 2017

Sourcing

From the selection of a suitable donor car right through to final specification and upgrades, our approach is tailored to your requirements.

Disassembly

Our expert team carefully disassemble the original, tagging and storing key components and assessing the work required to deliver a world class restoration

Back to metal

A non-chemical process, strips the shell and removes and corrosion before we begin metal work repair and replacement of decayed panels with Mercedes-Benz parts.

Engine rebuild

The engine is entirely disassembled and rebuilt by our expert technicians, then rebuilt as new using parts supplied direct from Mercedes-Benz.

Metal work

Our expert team carefully repair or replace every single panel as required, ensuring the final product is as good as when it originally came off the production line.

Paint process

Our paint process delivers a quality, long-term finish. with base coats, clears, and primers having chemical coherence to ensure a perfect finish every time.

Mechanical Assembly

The engine and underlying mechanicals are re-assembled in Hemmels' finishing facility - described in a recent industry article as surgical.

Interior Trimming

The custom leather work and complete interior is fastidiously fitted including any audio or other upgrades as ordered by the customer

Road testing

Before delivery to the client, each car must undergo and complete a comprehensive testing program program before it can be signed-off by our Quality dept. 

Explore a completed Hemmels Pagoda SL (Zoom-in to appreciate every little detail)

Customer Testimonials

After 3 decades collecting classic cars, I have finally found the company that has that same attention to detail and finish that I have always wanted. A phenomenal business and people.
B. Field, UK
1968 280SL, 1959 300SL Roadster
I really love what you guys are doing. Keep it up.
Kyle Molyneux, Editor, Mercedes Magazine
190E 2.6
I admire every car you produce. I am always looking forward to your workmanship and end product. I can be considered as a voyeur of your art.
Marcus Bonello, Malta
1970 280SL 
What a pleasure it is to work with Hemmels - not only did they make a generous offer for my car, but they followed through with the funds within hours. Splendid firm; I look forward to a continued association on a business footing."
Seamus O Dunlaing
Author, Ireland
1968 280SL 
"You are a rarity, to the point of unique. I love your approach and you will turn this industry on its head. "
N Babbington
1971 280SL 
"Hemmels offer that rare combination of knowledge and passion that removes any natural anxiety you have when dealing with an expensive and cherished classic car – I heartily recommend these guys to anyone who owns or is considering a classic Mercedes."
K. Huyvers
Holland
1970 280SL Roadster (Sales, Servicing)
"For me, over the last 20 years, buying classics has often felt like a roll of the dice. This time I've come up trumps. Keep it up Joe and Jon, you're winning. One day all classic car businesses will operate in this way."
G. Bailforth
London
1970 280SL (Manual)
"I would like to thank you all for your help selling my dad's old Porsche at a difficult time for our family. Your manner, the open and honest approach and your advice was refreshing. and so different from some of the others I dealt with. I'm more than happy to provide a reference - keep it up the good work."
Mark Lynch
Co. Cork, Ireland
Import to UK and sale of 356 Roadster