1938 170V Roadster Roscoe

Certainly the biggest hit with our customers has been Roscoe, as he is affectionately called by his owner. This 1938 170V came to us after several years of body restoration.
Unfortunately, he could neither start nor stop. Once we had the brakes back in order, we coaxed his engine back to life. We then restored the complete electrical system, down to the trafficators (little arms that pop out and flash when turning). Major emphasis was spent making sure the suicide doors closed securely with that timeless Mercedes THUNK!

  • Undercarriage Front
    Undercarriage Front
  • Undercarriage Rear
    Undercarriage Rear
  • Cutting Edge 1938 Engine Technology
    Cutting Edge 1938 Engine Technology
  • Straight On
    Straight On
  • Timeless Mercedes Grill
    Timeless Mercedes Grill
  • Tire To Spare
    Tire To Spare
  • Ready To Rumble
    Ready To Rumble
  • Out On The Town
    Out On The Town
  • Restoration Complete
    Restoration Complete

In November 2005, for the first time in 45 years, Roscoe's owner Jack took him out on the road again. Jack had bought the Benz in 1952 from his Lieutenant in Germany for $250, and drove it there until coming back to West Virginia in 1956. (We understand transporting Roscoe across the Atlantic involved two cartons of cigarettes.) Jack drove the Mercedes daily until it was retired in 1960.
Now Roscoe can once again put his top down, rumble seat up and take Jack out for a spin.

Undercarriage Front
Undercarriage Front
Undercarriage Rear
Undercarriage Rear
Cutting Edge 1938 Engine Technology
Cutting Edge 1938 Engine Technology
Straight On
Straight On
Timeless Mercedes Grill
Timeless Mercedes Grill
Tire To Spare
Tire To Spare
Ready To Rumble
Ready To Rumble
Out On The Town
Out On The Town
Restoration Complete
Restoration Complete
"I was hesitant to ship my 250SL all the way from Seattle for a major restoration, but after several conversations and reference checks I decided to go for it. I never regretted it for a moment. In fact, it turned out to be one of the best service experiences I've had with any shop, on any car, anywhere ... bar none."
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Greg Johnson Seattle, WA