"Just a short note to tell you how pleased I am with the restoration of my (300SL) Roadster. The whole experience was pleasant, professional and punctual - from beginning to end. Importantly, everyone was responsive and responsible in all aspects of my project. Because of the involved nature of this restoration, easy access and clarification of questions and concerns, was paramount. Your careful attention to detail, authenticity and function of the various items resulted in a no-excuse vehicle of which I am very proud of and satisfied with. Sincere thanks to all of you."
I’ve had a lot of good experience with Jerry, Eric and the crew at Hjeltness Restoration. Our ‘56 Gullwing has been serviced there since the early ‘90s and has the Hjeltness air-conditioning system which appears as if Mercedes-Benz had designed it for factory installation. The Gullwing was professionally repaired and repainted after an unfortunate incident which caused major body damage; it looks like a new car now. Our ’59 Roadster underwent a total body-off restoration there more than 20 years ago. Even after much activity with it, including nearly 4,000 miles of driving, it still looks as if it were just completed and is still highly competitive at important car shows. The paint work on both cars is absolutely outstanding, attesting to the high level of skill and dedication of the two guys who have been doing the paint work there for a long time. All of the work I’ve seen done there has never been less than the best, both mechanically and cosmetically, and I know from first-hand experience that they stand behind it. We continue to have our two 300SLs serviced there and can recommend them to anyone.
“ 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. “
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.
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!
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.