630 Alpine Way Escondido, CA 92029760-746-9966info@hjeltnessrestoration.com


Hjeltness Restoration took two 300SL’s that were completely in pieces, brought them back to be fully restored and to show with winning high standards. Without the help of Hjeltness Restoration we would not have the beautiful Gullwing and Roadster we have today. In addition, their ongoing support has kept our cars in top shape.

Hjeltness Restoration’s knowledge of the Mercedes 300SL is incredible; we trust Hjeltness Restoration for all things Gullwing!

Wilms family

Hjeltness Restoration took my 1939 Lagonda V12 Short Chassis Rapide with Vanden Plas coachwork that was mostly in boxes and meticulously brought it back to life; every nut, and every bolt was correct. Their attention to detail is unparalleled.

Ferrell Reed

The restoration that Hjeltness Restoration completed on my 1963 300SL Roadster is the pride of my collection! I believe that no restoration shop could do a better job. Not only do I have a magnificent example…but I can say it is a Hjeltness Restoration masterpiece. You can use my name!

Michael D. Drobot

Over the years we have had Hjeltness Restoration perform extensive work on our 300SL and our 1931 Chrysler. With all the inherent complexities of these cars they consistently exceed my expectations on all levels.

Bud Anderson

The Berge organization has used Hjeltness Restoration for four major projects. We expect to continue to use them because of their expertise, attention to detail, and quality work.

The Hjeltness Restoration organization is an excellent company that is easy to work with and delivers what they promise. Our results have been very good as a byproduct of their efforts on our behalf. I would easily recommend them to others in need of an excellent automobile restoration.

Brent Berge

I bought a 300 SL Roadster, sight unseen on the West Coast and asked for your help in evaluating the car. Your descriptions of the deficiencies were accurate and allowed me to proceed to bring this car up to a high standard. Besides minor maintenance, you replaced the convertible top, installed air conditioning, and installed an electric fan. The work was impeccable and has greatly added to the beauty and value of the car. Feel free to use me as a reference.

Don Brodie

Eric and Jerry have worked on both my 1955 Gullwing and my 1963 Roadster. In a word – They have performed miracles! The cars have never run better and the work they performed has materially added to my driving enjoyment. I would heartily recommend them to any classic car enthusiast.

Chuck Spielman