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First Wash in 60 Years: ABANDONED in Basement Mercedes 190SL! | Car Detailing Restoration! Today, we tackle the interior & exterior of a 1955 Mercedes 190SL, that is covered in dirt and debris that hasn't been detailed in years that will require us to pressure wash the entire exterior, followed by a wash, clay bar and then polishing the paint to bring back its shine and a full interior detail including mold removal and we found live mice! If you find our videos satisfying or motivating make sure you hit subscribe! #barnfind #carcleaning #detailing #cleaning #restoration
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  • @jasonashley98
    @jasonashley98Ай бұрын

    I want to see an episode that shows what these cars look like after they have been completely restored and are back running. Especially this one!

  • @WDDetailing


    Ай бұрын

    Hopefully we can give an update in the future!

  • @jeffclark2725


    Ай бұрын

    This would have been a car to see rolling over the auction block barn dirt and all with good tires and a getit to run motor and see what it brought, see what high roller snags it

  • @christianvonboode3030


    Ай бұрын


  • @Cariman630


    Ай бұрын

    Indeed. Following

  • @gregoryshufelt4611
    @gregoryshufelt4611Ай бұрын

    I'd love to see this completely restored and running. Excellent job detailing it. It came out beautifully.

  • @kirdot2011


    Ай бұрын

    Me too but that will never happen

  • @marc_396


    Ай бұрын

    yes seeing Brabus Classic rebuilding it would be crazy

  • @dzienwdzien


    Ай бұрын

    That would be great!

  • @cbruno12180


    Ай бұрын

    @@kirdot2011yes it will somebody will buy this!! Are u crazy if the frame is ok and body jay leno is licking his lips!!

  • @12mopia


    Ай бұрын

    This car is worth 1.5-2.5 million

  • @Mercedes-Guru
    @Mercedes-GuruАй бұрын

    I have most of those missing parts in stock. I noticed as the car was dragged out of the garage that the wheels don't roll. I have several vids telling you how to do brake job. HMU if you need any further help on the car. You guys did a great job.

  • @htorres1stk
    @htorres1stkАй бұрын

    You guys are awesome, hard working men. I didn't think it would come out that great. Would love to see it when the owner gets it all done. I especially love that you were in contact with Mercedes about the car.

  • @RearEngineShop
    @RearEngineShopАй бұрын

    These cars are absolutely beautiful. What an amazing find. So solid too. Would be cool to see an update when he gets it back together. Great work guys.

  • @richardcline1337


    Ай бұрын

    I would hope to see an after restoration picture of this beautiful classic.

  • @drew8642


    Ай бұрын

    It was kept in a decent environment, dry, cool for near 60 years so yeah no rust or corrosion. It’s a shame to see people leave classic cars NOT in the west just left outside in fields with the elements grass and weeds getting destroyed by rot and decay.

  • @StevenSmith-pt8rz
    @StevenSmith-pt8rzАй бұрын

    This car deserves a full professional restoration. A teacher I had in high school had one in perfect condition.A true classic. To do anything less would be a disservice to this classic!

  • @nelsonurgiles9465
    @nelsonurgiles9465Ай бұрын

    From a pro to a pro, use the wheels acid cleaner for anything chromed and will make it shine to its best, without the need of polishing it (also to remove the nastiest water spots). Also, for over spray on the windows, use steel wool, it won't scratch the windows. But if you are afraid it may scratch some specific type of windows, try it on a small portion of the window to test it first.

  • @joedavies940
    @joedavies940Ай бұрын

    Excellent detailing job - it turned out much better than I thought it might - well done lads 👋👋👋

  • @raymondortiz1113
    @raymondortiz111315 күн бұрын

    That was some cleaning guys, the Mercedes looks like new, the body and paint looks great for it's age, you guys work miracles on restoring these classics.

  • @theterminus4655
    @theterminus465519 күн бұрын

    Where have you guys been? I saw this on your instagram and guess what, I got what I’ve been looking for. Much love from Kenya… the restoration process is very detailed and drives my enthusiasm to learning new things. I must say oldies are machines💥🔥💯 GOOD JOB GUYS

  • @MsEllen77
    @MsEllen77Ай бұрын

    What an amazing find!!! Love this, great job as always, guys 👍

  • @Johnnyk999
    @Johnnyk999Ай бұрын

    Nice car! Thought I'd mention a couple of things: 1) the 'eyebrow' over the front wheels are to prevent road water from splashing up onto the windshield (the rear ones are just to match the front, for aesthetics). 2) Never use pledge on fine wood finishes - it chemically attacks the lacquer finish! It's a real shame that the car was disassembled without taking care to properly put away the difficult / impossible to find items.

  • @briandeeley1599


    Ай бұрын

    These people are hacks.

  • @normangale3159


    21 күн бұрын

    I thought that was what they were talking about too; and also a rigidity/structural element too

  • @mattpipes5106
    @mattpipes5106Ай бұрын

    Dang, that steering wheel is large and in charge, but what a gorgeous old Mercedes, I hope you guys can do a detail on it after it has been restored! There is a robust enthusiast community for vintage Mercedes and even factory support for bringing classics back to life, so I hope the resto work goes smoothly!

  • @StevenSmith-pt8rz


    Ай бұрын

    No power steering. That’s why cars of this age had large steering wheels for extra leverage.

  • @michaeltutty1540


    Ай бұрын

    ​@@StevenSmith-pt8rzThing is, once you are used to it, the steering is as precise as anything out there now. Most of my cars have had recirculating ball steering, and clipping the apex is a snap.

  • @AlanG58
    @AlanG58Ай бұрын

    What a clean up on an absolutely beautiful car!! Outstanding work once again!

  • @justrelaxing1501
    @justrelaxing1501Ай бұрын

    I love your videos, I spent two hours washing my car yesterday, it's new, but it looks clean now. As for your detailing, I'd love to see one completed by the owners too. You know a blow by blow video of repainting, repairing etc.

  • @MarkSK914
    @MarkSK914Ай бұрын

    I owned a 1961 190sl. It had been restored about 90% by the original owner in the 1980s and was beautiful. Painted red (lacquer paint) with an original hardtop. I did the last 10%, mostly carb - which had a tiny hole in one of the floats, brake fixes, full fuel system work (repaired tank), etc, and various small parts missing. It was a fun car to drive around town, built like a tank. A little dangerous to drive, people came too close at 50 mph to wave, etc. I found a lot about it using the vin number and with help from the factory. Sold after using it for a while. Parts are pretty available from 3-4 sources, but very expensive. Hard to make a profit, if that is a goal. And it looks like quite a few parts are missing. Cars like mine, in beautiful condition, sold for $120k about 8 years ago; they had come down from $160-180k. Not sure about now. Many were being restored in Eastern Europe when the prices were very high....

  • @Cariman630


    Ай бұрын

    Would be nice to see some pics of the car before you sold it.🙏🏾

  • @rosegeaber7533
    @rosegeaber7533Ай бұрын

    How exciting finding something like that! I envy your knowledge and skills! I would love to be involved in a restoration project such as this. Keep up the good work! I am guessing the price tag before restoration is 2000.00. After restoration 35,000.00. I am probably way off but it’s fun to guess!

  • @flyingmonkeys9774


    Ай бұрын

    Yip, you are WAY off - lol

  • @rosegeaber7533


    Ай бұрын

    😂 well now I know why I never went into sales!🤣

  • @normangale3159


    21 күн бұрын

    My gosh, if you find one of these let me know and I am sure I could make such a lowball offer too but I could be wrong about the actual worth of the car

  • @1mic3
    @1mic3Ай бұрын

    These cars are too nice to be kept hidden away, what a fantastic transformation you have made, really satisfying to watch,thanks!👍👍👍

  • @jeffreydover9104
    @jeffreydover9104Ай бұрын

    Loved it. The white background you used when cleaning the seats really provided a nice contrast and made them pop. Also, I love your production. It makes me think I'm there and you're talking to me. Nobody else does that. Keep up the good work.

  • @WDDetailing


    Ай бұрын

    Thank you so much! Comments like this keep us going & striving to improve!

  • @abhishekrajgurung8809


    Ай бұрын

    @@WDDetailing WD Detailing guys never shows cleaning and washing the underbelly, beneath the car, which is the most dirtiest and rusty section. Learn from @The Detail Geek guys 😢

  • @paull1954
    @paull1954Ай бұрын

    amazing work great detailing love you posts keep them coming they are so inspiring..

  • @sbdiaries
    @sbdiaries27 күн бұрын

    Wow what a cool find 👌 and you guys cleaned it up almost as good as new 👍. Great job ❤and thanks for sharing ❤❤❤

  • @lrnasigo1
    @lrnasigo1Ай бұрын

    Our modern tools and detailing products weren’t available when this vehicle was put in storage. No one back in the day could have mimicked these results. Well done!

  • @alfasud1972
    @alfasud1972Ай бұрын

    Being the 8th car build I’m pretty sure this car had a lot of small differences to later produced ones. In a car production a lot of changes are being made either to improve things that where not so well designed on the drawing board, or by feedback from the owners and dealers who maintained them. Or in order to improve production, and parts suppliers improved and changed parts as well (electronics, etc). And most parts have production numbers as wel, like glass, headlamp and taillight glas etc etc. It is therefore important to re-use as much as the original parts even down to bolts etc to keep it as close as it left the factory, which is important on early cars like these. Let a real specialist do the restoration, or at least assist. I own number 1895 from a mass produced car in the seventies (1 million made) and mine is different in a lot of details to cars even made 10.000 numbers later, but I know this is the same on early Austin Healeys, MG’s, Alfa Romeo’s etc. etc. Early models from a first made model are always different. Why it was necessary to use the angle grinder to remove the battery is beyond me, there is almost nothing that a good penetrant, heat and most importantly patience will get loose.

  • @muratti72muc


    Ай бұрын

    between the first car and the 25.881 car was over 400 chances. But most of them was very little. Only about 20 chances you will see like seat belts, other glass builder, other watch, other hardtop, etc. The 190sl was build with a lot of parts from the W121 180/190 ponton Mercedes. This was also a mass produced car also the M121 engine. The engine you find in old Mercedes Unimog, Vans, Buses, small trucks and W121.

  • @gotham61
    @gotham61Ай бұрын

    The original color can be determined by the paint code plate you can see on the firewall at 14.35. It's the one just above the fuse box. As others have said, those hubcaps are from a much newer car. The original hubcaps are the two piece dog dish caps with separate chrome trim rings. This really needs sympathetic restoration by someone with specialist vintage Mercedes knowledge. With a full professional nut and bolt restoration that car would be worth about $200K, but maybe a little extra for the low serial number. As it is it's worth about $40-50K

  • @jacobmudd8024


    Ай бұрын

    Estimate is a bit high. A restored 1955 190SL should see $140k-$170k at auction. It might push close to $200k due to the low SN, but probably not in the current economy.

  • @user-cd8qf6zc8g


    Ай бұрын

    Exactly my thoughts when I watched. They do a lot of cosmetic stuff but nothing to recover the substance.

  • @normangale3159


    21 күн бұрын

    I was thinking in this current climate this could be at least $90K as it is after detailing with a potential of $500K after a full concourse resto.

  • @gotham61


    21 күн бұрын

    @@normangale3159 No 190SL has ever sold for close to that. The all time world record sale price is $341k

  • @cglenn1457
    @cglenn1457Ай бұрын

    I love how all the parts were just boxed up inside. Cool find.

  • @WDDetailing


    Ай бұрын

    Interesting, right?

  • @Cimmerian415
    @Cimmerian415Ай бұрын

    Number # 8 production ? This car is deserving of a full concourse restoration.

  • @WDDetailing


    Ай бұрын


  • @SiriusStarGazer


    Ай бұрын


  • @Cimmerian415


    Ай бұрын

    @@SiriusStarGazer Thank you, damn voice texting

  • @citizaniac149


    Ай бұрын

    Definitely. Detailing it is just a complete waste of time.

  • @jamesberdine8574
    @jamesberdine8574Ай бұрын

    All engines have their own quirks. So as long as the guy knows what they are this engine should be no harder than any other. Beautiful car . Try and get the owner to post some pictures as the rebuild goes along.

  • @terrybryant
    @terrybryant28 күн бұрын

    That is one more incredible car. You guys have a task ahead of you getting it running again.

  • @infiniteperspectivefilms
    @infiniteperspectivefilmsАй бұрын

    Great video guys, I love those cars! I thought this may be useful to you.When you have that much corrosion on the battery terminal, try pouring boiling water on the terminal and scrub a little with the wire brush, neutralise the area with some more water when your done,.If you haven't used this method before i'm sure you will be impressed with the results.

  • @jerryhobbs8706
    @jerryhobbs8706Ай бұрын

    Those open portals at the bottom of the right side comes with a flap that covers the opening and that is where the Mercedes car jack is inserted to raise the wheels in order to change a flat. There will be two on the left side as well.

  • @jasonkeyes474
    @jasonkeyes474Ай бұрын

    A full frame-off restoration is in order for this rare beast. Looks great!

  • @armedelius923
    @armedelius923Ай бұрын

    Always put on your dissolvers from bottom to top not the other way around ;) Will make it stay on longer and work properly

  • @dickobrien1577
    @dickobrien1577Ай бұрын

    Great job on a great car! I'm loving these antique car videos.

  • @martinS-vn3wy
    @martinS-vn3wyАй бұрын

    My dad had one of these back in the 1960's when I was a kid. He brought it back from Germany to the UK while he was working out there, but a little awkward on UK roads as left hand drive. The car got damaged in a crash and I remember it being laid up for repair for months due to the parts being very difficult to source even back then. amazing find though and will be a beauty when restored, and I cant remember the last time I saw one.

  • @jerrodtrickey1751
    @jerrodtrickey1751Ай бұрын

    Question: What do you use to restore yellowed headlights? Also do you wash your microfibre clothes or just replace them?

  • @frankhall4
    @frankhall4Ай бұрын

    Real nice job guys this car deserves to be renewed is surprisingly rust free

  • @lucianosorato7506
    @lucianosorato7506Ай бұрын

    Parabéns excelente trabalho 🤩👍👍🇧🇷🇧🇷

  • @linzawilliamsiii1911
    @linzawilliamsiii1911Ай бұрын

    The wood grain pieces are original to the vehicle. I used to own a classic Mercedes and the wood is a signature part of the interior. She looks great! I can't wait to see her back on the road fully restored or in someone's collection.

  • @gotham61


    Ай бұрын

    A 190SL has no visible wood trim

  • @thadsgudenuff


    Ай бұрын

    ​@@gotham61Aggreed. No visible wood originally. All covered in leather.

  • @ahmedhelwa4975
    @ahmedhelwa497524 күн бұрын

    60 years a go and the tire still working good ! !

  • @808SSCamaro
    @808SSCamaroАй бұрын

    Do you guys ever do a where is it now? Revisit previous jobs and ones that were planned to get rebuilt. Thanks guys! Always do an amazing job! Take care and have a great weekend! How dare you skip showing RJs bald head 😀

  • @WillL-rj4ov
    @WillL-rj4ovАй бұрын

    You guys definately hit a homerun on this car, absolutely beautiful👍

  • @WDDetailing


    Ай бұрын

    Much appreciated!

  • @cameronstutts8837
    @cameronstutts8837Ай бұрын

    Do you guys also do the “quick cut” style videos? I loved watching this car get restored but I’d love to see like a 5 minute quick clean no commentary style video of this too!

  • @stefanboster5728
    @stefanboster5728Ай бұрын

    It’s so typical for someone who’s dedicated to car restoration to be much more elderly than this guy.. It’s great to see that once the car is finished, he’ll have decades of life to actually enjoy it..

  • @jacobkrug
    @jacobkrugАй бұрын

    i love how you bring cars like this back to life

  • @publicclammer
    @publicclammerАй бұрын

    I was born in 1941 and there were quite a few of these 190SLs around. They looked great but it was said that you couldn't tell the difference between 2nd gear and neutral! I was blessed to have a '54 Jaguar drop head coupe which was a delightful beast.

  • @boblacks945
    @boblacks945Ай бұрын

    I almost bought a 190 SL as my first car in the early 1970's. The asking price was just $2,500! Today, I imagine that a well restored example could possibly go for $250,000. Those people who suggest that this model could be worth up to one million dollars today, I think are confusing this model with the 300SL roadster/gullwing which is a completely different car. They made 25,000 190 SL's and just 3,000 300 SL's which cost about twice the price of the 190 SL.

  • @tna--


    Ай бұрын

    no its far less than that : a beautiful car is worth 110/150k$ theres plenty in sale in EU, ( 500+) its not a very rare car at all

  • @muratti72muc


    Ай бұрын

    @@tna-- 150.000 just with original parts without crash. Over 150.000 first hand in original condition German or Europe selling. This one in the Video in this condition maybe 40.000-50.000 depends what is missing and if the engine runs.

  • @calebloco
    @caleblocoАй бұрын

    This is a gem ! I would hope he restores it right. Looks amazing.

  • @tonycomer1415
    @tonycomer1415Ай бұрын

    The engine powering the 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL was a Inline 4 (1897 cc | 115.8 cu in. | 1.9 L.) with 104 BHP (76.544 KW) @ 5700 RPM and 105 Ft-Lbs (142 NM) @ 3200 RPM.

  • @Fzirawi
    @FzirawiАй бұрын

    Great find, the condition was found at 30-50K fully restored 150K -200k depending on the quantity of restoration some go for up to 225-250K Show room condition. Thanks for the video 👏👏👏

  • @rickmcqueen5378
    @rickmcqueen5378Ай бұрын

    Wow, great job as always. You need to show this once the restoration is done so we can see it (and you get a chance to drive it).

  • @user-xn6fp4pn1t
    @user-xn6fp4pn1tАй бұрын

    How exciting finding something like that!

  • @billpar
    @billparАй бұрын

    Im always amazed at what you can do , you guys are excellent

  • @michelmendoza1769


    Ай бұрын

    This process was outstanding!

  • @paulvincent3825
    @paulvincent3825Ай бұрын

    It’s always gratifying to see the power washer removing years of caked on dirt and sediment. 👍👍👍👍

  • @alextrainspotterhd6444
    @alextrainspotterhd6444Ай бұрын

    Like the way you try and bring back old cars back to life great job guys keep it up

  • @brendangibbons6094
    @brendangibbons609410 күн бұрын

    Would be awesome to see these cars after the restorations are complete

  • @jeffmcallister5150
    @jeffmcallister5150Ай бұрын

    Amazing work. I'm curious, did you ever find d the grill? And other missing parts, bumpers? I.would.l9ve to see pictures of it completely finished

  • @mustbmark
    @mustbmarkАй бұрын

    The 190SL you detailed, I'd sure like to see the final restore and if these autos go on sale. Can you provide this content ? Let me know. Thanks and keep up the great work. Shows you are loving what you do.

  • @dalegereaux1863
    @dalegereaux1863Ай бұрын

    You made me laugh when you asked if we thought you might fail when cleaning this car. We haven't seen you fail yet ! Nice work on this one ! 👍

  • @MdeSouza1965
    @MdeSouza196510 күн бұрын

    Be cool to see when it’s all restored. Nice car!

  • @nsean479
    @nsean479Ай бұрын

    A few years ago at a car show there was one of these 190SL's fully restored in silver with a deep red interior it was stunning and won best in show.

  • @Miracle-Whip


    Ай бұрын

    wonderfull, i like red interior. do you have any video recording of that 190SL ?

  • @nsean479


    Ай бұрын

    @@Miracle-Whip Sadly i don't have any video from the day just a few pictures.

  • @suzib777
    @suzib777Ай бұрын

    OH, what a find. When I was living in Germany in the 1970's-1980's, the Mercedes 190SL was my absolute favorite car. What happened to the 2 hubcaps on the left side? You guys rock!!

  • @threeer02
    @threeer0224 күн бұрын

    Viewing a car like this that is so achingly beautiful makes my heart weep for what passes for “style” today…

  • @tonymiddlehurst8438
    @tonymiddlehurst8438Ай бұрын

    Not surprised to see how well this came out. I own a mid-90s W124 and even then Benz quality was great, so much better than on later cars.

  • @dwaveryn
    @dwaverynАй бұрын

    Awesome video, guys. Love the work you do. Gotta say though... if your doing wood, Howard's Feed N Wax will do a way better job than Pledge. It has beeswax and orange oil which does an amazing job on dry wood.

  • @normangale3159
    @normangale315921 күн бұрын

    What I would love to know or see is the full restoration taking place and if Alex is going to have that videos please. I love watching any European cat of that era being restored concourse or other.

  • @johnsomers8269
    @johnsomers8269Ай бұрын

    Have you ever tried baking soda in solution for cleaning battery corrosion? What a great car, worth some big bucks! Always love watching you guys.

  • @WDDetailing


    Ай бұрын

    No but that's a good idea!

  • @myutubefamily8993
    @myutubefamily899321 күн бұрын

    Yes definitely send it to be properly restored, great find.

  • @SuperishMario
    @SuperishMarioАй бұрын

    What a beauty!! Amazing find and detail!! 👏🏼

  • @williamriley-j4172
    @williamriley-j4172Ай бұрын

    I think I speak for everybody when I say we want to see more videos of you guys digging these cars out of the garage’s and we would love to hear the original dialogue. Much love from California.

  • @THEBossSound
    @THEBossSoundАй бұрын

    Great job fellas! My uncle used to have a 190SL, and he relished going as fast as he could around corners to try and scare me LOL.

  • @nitroskye
    @nitroskyeАй бұрын

    I can't believe you found this specific 190sl left in a barn... Absolutely awesome 👍

  • @jesuspm1507
    @jesuspm1507Ай бұрын

    le falta la parrilla o rejilla o calandra frontal del radiador pero por lo demás muy a pesar de estar muy sucio esta muy bien conservado el único problema o inconveniente es que le tenéis que quitar la sulfatación de los bornes o conexiones de la batería con vaselina o grasa de caballo blanda porque al haberse sulfatado los ácidos de la batería se los tenés que limpiar de tal forma qie no os cause ningún daño a vuestras saludes

  • @blahblah4125
    @blahblah4125Ай бұрын

    Super cool find on that car, way to go guys!

  • @ellavaderknows
    @ellavaderknowsАй бұрын

    This car is WAY to rare and valuable to be mauled by these KZreadrs. This needs to be professionally rebuilt by experts who know how to meticulously go through and document every step. You guys doing it is like a high school shop class rebuilding a Duesenberg. "These hubcaps would look better silver" Jeeeezus

  • @yakfish36
    @yakfish3621 күн бұрын

    Fantastic start I wouldn't panic about the engine it should be OK to restore just the basics, compression, spark, fuel then move on from there nothing to be frightened of just take your time, I can't remember the model engine but from memory they were ok to work on.

  • @doug4bears
    @doug4bearsАй бұрын

    The work you guys do is amaxing!!

  • @scottyfrederick4981
    @scottyfrederick4981Ай бұрын

    These type of videos are so satisfying for me to watch!

  • @pixelgraphica
    @pixelgraphicaАй бұрын

    The cowling you held up at the beginning of the video (3:42) goes in front of the well for the convertible top. The hubcaps are the small ones. They came with a chrome ring that was not attached to the hubcap. The black hubcaps are the wrong ones for that car. So it was a two piece hubcap. It's a single overhead cam engine and it is NOT a complicated engine. It is easy to work on. The turn signal and the horn ring were the same unit. You twisted the horn ring around for the turn signal, I had a 1956 190SL. It was Mercedes Red with a tan interior. I had both the soft top and the hard top with a small window which I believe was the original hard top and not a replacement. Biggest mistake of my life was selling it. I still have the Mercedes emblem for the grill.

  • @briandeeley1599


    Ай бұрын

    I am cringing while these guys are touching this car, they should be nowhere near it.

  • @pixelgraphica


    Ай бұрын

    @@briandeeley1599 Really!!!! 😱

  • @motorstock10
    @motorstock10Ай бұрын

    This is so far the most beautiful classic I ever loved. Hopefully one day would be ready for the road soon

  • @Miracle-Whip
    @Miracle-WhipАй бұрын

    amazing find, the 8th of these 190SL that were made. the forms are gorgeous and its more than only a car, its a connection to the better times in the past, part of cultural heritage and wonderful nostalgia. that will become alot more real and to experience once that 190SL is fully restored like it came new from the mercedes factory back then and ready to drive once again, i want to see. what is the story to this 8th 190SL ? i would like to hear from the owner. i guess he inherits that 190SL from his parents, right ? once fully restaured like new it will be worth like $1.9million u.s. or 1.7million€.

  • @tufankilinc636
    @tufankilinc63615 күн бұрын

    Awesome find! If my father were alive, he could have gotten that motor to purr like a kitten and loved every second of it.

  • @enriquelopez9124
    @enriquelopez9124Ай бұрын

    Awesome job like always,regarding the trim pieces of the Mercedes if they are leather wouldn*t it have been better to use a leather cleaner & conditioner for those pieces.

  • @tonycomer1415
    @tonycomer1415Ай бұрын

    Was waiting to see this after the notice. You guys also need to follow this restoration.

  • @Mark-fx9jh
    @Mark-fx9jhАй бұрын

    Love the car - with all the work still required. Still beautiful. If not so rare - I’d love to see all new Mercedes drivetrain with the classic body and interior.

  • @timothylockard3846
    @timothylockard384623 күн бұрын

    I'd love to know where in Ohio this was located. I knew a couple in NE Ohio who lived in a house which very closely resembled the one in your video, and they owned a vintage Mercedes which was in pieces when I last saw it, in the early 70's. The odds are against it, but it makes me very curious if this could possibly be the same car.

  • @IronCreekSW26
    @IronCreekSW26Ай бұрын

    My mum's cousin taught at CFB school in Germany in the late 50s. He bought a slightly newer model of this car and brought it back to Canada with him when his 3 yr contract expired. It was identical to this. White/cream paint and red leather interior. Sadly, he sold it because he couldn't find anyone who knew how to keep it tuned.

  • @richardcline1337
    @richardcline1337Ай бұрын

    I don't know what this car would be worth once it is restored to factory level but it is priceless in value as it is such a rare car. This car has much more style and class than the new Mercedes' do.

  • @LASR71
    @LASR71Ай бұрын

    I would love to see an update on this project and hopefully the owner can restore it!

  • @Flavum
    @FlavumАй бұрын

    I would do nothing less than find the premier MB restorer in the country to work on this, regardless of cost. Ask Jay Leno who he would recommend.

  • @austintheman.97
    @austintheman.9725 күн бұрын

    A guy named Mitch from his KZread channel, called The Detail Geek, does very similar stuff like that. He’s got great content, not only that, but he’s also a Full-Time Content Creator.

  • @martinmilner14
    @martinmilner14Ай бұрын

    Cool video. So thrilling watching someone washing a car. Especially one in which the engine doesn't work.

  • @robsan9017
    @robsan9017Ай бұрын

    You guys are my favorite KZreadrs 👍. Great content!

  • @TM-ud1ij
    @TM-ud1ijАй бұрын

    Wow, I just went through all of that with a white, brown leather, super rare 911 G model from 85. But now it's there with a grade of A minus. Respect! Greetings from Germany Frankfurt

  • @thebeard6482
    @thebeard64823 күн бұрын

    beautiful paint job it has a real 60's vibe

  • @kevinrowley2579
    @kevinrowley2579Ай бұрын

    The full-wheel hubcaps are for a newer car. My guess is that the person who dismantled the car was planning on a full color change.

  • @WDDetailing


    Ай бұрын

    That's what we figured. The smaller caps were just painted all different colors and didn't look great. They need to be redone

  • @carlosnavarroroldan1872
    @carlosnavarroroldan1872Ай бұрын

    Fantástico !! 👏👏👏👏👏

  • @sirretsnom3329
    @sirretsnom3329Ай бұрын

    since that has been repainted several times, it would be worth doing a bare metal restoration on it. I wonder of Mercedes Benz vintage restoration division would be interesting in doing that restoration considering the low make number.

  • @bjrnhegelstad4236
    @bjrnhegelstad4236Ай бұрын

    Very cool find, i am driving a beautiful 1957 same color combo never restore. Was bought new in Norway one owner. Drives beautifully and i love it. Not mine but i can take it out whenever i want 😊 Just a very useful tip, next time you have battery terminal like that. Just poor hot water on it, it will clean it and should make it easy to remove.

  • @JurgenStrauss-ow2ge
    @JurgenStrauss-ow2geАй бұрын

    Sure the best looking Mercedes ever built ! I remember these driving around in Germany in the 60s !

  • @crxdelsolsir
    @crxdelsolsirАй бұрын

    0:27 Thank you for mentioning this. Tyres (how long they used to last) is one aspect of a barn find that is virtually lost to many. I tell people that when you compare these tyres 30 plus years still standing and modern tyres are splitting and cracking in not even 1/3 of the time you can see consumers are being manipulated. If you watch Formula 1 they are constantly playing with the blend/composition and can make soft tyres last longer and hard tyres last shorter to suit the sport/track/temp/ new weight of the vehicle etc. Planned obsolescence (or product sabotage as I much prefer) is real. Orchestrated efforts to make laws controlling to legally reduce the "legal tyre life". Manufacturers and Politicians/law makers coordinating to increase consumption.