Robin Roberts reports…
A remanufactured Mercedes-Benz sports car created in Wales is now taking pride of place in the German manufacturer’s leading UK centre.
The hand-built SL sports car dates from 1968 and is owned by former racing driver Paul Rees who had it completely stripped, renovated, and rebuilt with a highly polished engine by Hemmels of Cardiff.
The massive project took over 4,000 hours by a team of expert restoration specialists in South Wales and it comes with a 12 months warranty.
The completed car is valued at £285,000 and is currently in the foyer of Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands, where it will stay until April and it then begins a tour of Monaco and Cote d.Azur.
Another Hemmels remanufactured MB will then replace the roadster model, and the importers have indicated they would like to feature more models from the South Wales team because of the quality of their workmanship