Restoring a Hemmels classic.

Rebuilding a classic Mercedes-Benz to our standards demands the skills of the finest craftsmen. Based on our tried and tested process, titled neugeboren, you are assured of an exceptional classic car that will stand the test of time. 

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


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


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)

Client and Industry testimonials

...a step-change in the market
Editor, The Mercedes-Benz Owners Club Gazette
Hemmels Is Perfecting The Pagoda And Beyond.
... a reputation for excellence
giancarlo perlas, Benzinsider
Editor, BenzInsider
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 ENTHUSIAST Magazine
Editor, Mercedes Enthusiast
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.
Seamus O Dunlaing 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
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
1970 280SL (Manual)
"Your manner, the and honest approach and advice was truly refreshing. and so different from the others I dealt with. I'm more than happy to provide a reference - keep up the good work."
Mark Lynch, Co. Cork, Ireland
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