Why We Love It
Once upon a time in Hollywood, glamor ran the scene. I suppose this is not an idea inconsistent with the current day, but that is beside the point. A man and a woman were very much in love. His eyes for her could not be bigger, she would always be the Rose Queen of the Pasadena Parade of Roses who captured his heart those many years ago. Fast forward some years, for their anniversary she asks for a mink coat.
“A mink coat? In southern California?”-Mr. X, probably. Circa 1970.
This was beyond logic but certainly understandable. He wanted to get her a ‘wow’ piece that might’ve gotten more use than a fur in constant sunny 70 degree weather. Enter the Mercedes Benz 280SL. It was and still is a beloved car for two. Cherished for generations by families and occupying great garages and collections.
When the original owner stopped driving in the early 2010’s, her family approached us to find the next caretaker for ‘My Mink’. We were eager to be a part of such a unique story, and happy to help write the next chapter.
How My Mink arrived
These images are from 2012 but the Mink recently was dropped off for some routine repairs and tune-ups. The owners clearly care greatly for their investment in the vehicle and have a fondness for it, because the state almost a decade after it was restored is still quite pristine.
And as with the interior, we have modern day shots from 2021 to show how well preserved this vehicle has been since the restoration, as well as a walkaround video of all aspects