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


Eric, you and your father are the best. We have been enjoying our car so much more after the restoration with your shop. On top of it all, your shop is a one stop restoration facility. You did everything for the car, including an A/C system. Also, you stand behind your work 100%. Your honesty and integrity are rare to find. Thank you both so much.

Best regards and best team that Karl and I ever worked with. Your total restoration of our 1957 300SL was just perfect.

Madeleine Larson

I have known Jerry Hjeltness for 30 years and have always been impressed with the quality of his work on 300SLs and comforted by his gentle and professional demeanor. On the two occasions when we needed serious repairs, there was no doubt as to where to take the cars. I recently experienced the most humbling mishap, severely twisting the driver’s side wing on my 1954 coupe. Jerry and Eric completed the repairs in a timely manner and did an absolutely perfect color match on the one of a kind metallic paint. I am grateful for their work as well as their friendship and would recommend them without hesitation.

CJR, a 45 year 300SL owner and 40 year member, Board Member and officer of the Gull Wing Group

I can only say thank you very much for the amazing restoration that you made in my Mercedes 1960 300SL. I’m really more than happy!

Jaluf Cassab

Hjeltness Restoration was a pleasure to work with. They completely restored my MB 300SL Roadster and its removable hardtop to showroom condition in a professional timely manner and added a great A/C system that was all but invisible, except for the elegant vents. Their fee was quite reasonable, with no hidden costs, and the work – well the car still runs perfectly after almost 8 years.

If you are looking to have your MB 300SL restored, there is no better shop than Hjeltness Restoration.

Shane Mattaway

Thank you so much for the wonderful work you and your staff did on our 300SL. Cassie and I are so happy to have the car home. It really seems to belong in our garage. Thanks also for the photo albums and for being so diligent in recording the restoration process through all the photographs.

The 300SL is a beautiful work of art. This may have been true in the original design, but whatever might have been lacking it is your talent and the talent of your people that has brought the car to such a level of excellence. I don’t think a finer car exists.

I want to tell you something of the emotions that have been at work on me over the recent years. There was a time last year when I had become completely “uninvolved” with and rather indifferent toward this car. I thought to myself – “gee all this waiting, anticipating and expense, and now I don’t even seem to care about it,” but as the delivery date drew nearer I got the excitement back. Now seeing, smelling and driving the car has instantly caused the love affair to blossom again. I went to the garage twice last night just to smile and stare.

I don’t know who all to thank besides you, Sue and Eric, but I want you all to know you’ve made me feel like a kid again. It’s like the first time I ever rode in the 300SL, but 10 times better. I am one happy guy – thanks to you!

Dave Conant

Three words: Integrity, Quality, and Family
As a customer of Hjeltness Restoration, my trust in them is absolute. Integrity underlies everything they do: from the openness of their discussions of work plans, to the perfection they seek in their final product, and to the satisfaction they seek in their customers. To be a customer is to be treated as an honored member of the Hjeltness Restoration family.

Larry Speidell

“ Five years ago, Eric and his team did a complete frame up restoration for a 1958 300 SL for a friend of mine. They did a perfect job and continued to maintain it. I drooled over the car for a couple of years. Finally I was able to acquire the car and asked Eric to make sure that it was perfect before shipping it to me in Ohio. I watched him check and recheck. His attention to detail is unsurpassed and he was timely. . You can tell when someone really loves what he is doing. And Eric does. “

Bob Walter