Motor (Australia)

MECHATRONI­K MERCEDES COUPE & SL

PRICE: $POA OUTPUT: 228-268kW ENGINE: 4.3-5.5-litre V8

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MECHATRONI­K IS A vintage Mercedes-Benz specialist of more than 20-years, based near Stuttgart. It’s not your usual fastidious­ly original restoratio­n outfit either, instead dedicating its expertise to synthesisi­ng new technology with old, enhancing the everyday useability of beloved W111 and W113-series Mercedes-Benzes.

Whether you’re the owner of the Bracq-designed ‘pagodaroof’ icon, or the larger Geiger ‘fintail’, the heart of your Mechatroni­k Mercedes will be the long-serving M113 V8 used in 34 different Daimler models from 1997 to 2007.

The petite pagoda roof M113 SL is bestowed with a 4.3-litre unit, while the larger W113 coupes and cabriolets gain 5.0 or 5.5-litre units. All carefully selected engines are meticulous­ly rebuilt by hand.

The chassis is given a similar treatment, with modern brakes, suspension and retrofitte­d ABS.

There is a wide palette of original and bespoke paint colours to choose from, however, even more impressive is the range of interior leather, carpet and woodgrain options.

We’ll take a W111 5.5 coupe in 834 Mossgreen metallic, over Cognac leather, with a Makassar wood veneer, please…

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