Mercedes SLK 230K – A labour of love.
17 years ago one of our best customers sold his business and took the family to a smart hotel in Sussex to celebrate. Unfortunately his wife felt very unwell and wanted to stay at home, but Roger persuaded her to go, saying that he could guarantee she would feel better as a result. Little did she know the surprise he had planned for her…
After a delicious dinner he distributed gifts to each member of the family, and on opening hers, his wife was puzzled to receive a baseball cap. He then led the party out to the hotel’s front drive to reveal a gleaming new Mercedes SLK 230K, complete with yellow ribbon and a beautiful bouquet of flowers on the driver’s seat. The family were amazed, his wife was in tears and Roger told us it was one of the best moments of his life! Wearing her new cap, she drove the new car home.
Fast forward 17 years : Mercedes Benz SLK 230K
Just recently we completed a major refurbishment of this much-loved vehicle. As with most Mercedes, the rust had done for both wings and was starting to nibble away at other parts as you can see in the photos below. Despite its faults, here at Car Magic we love the car – particularly as the mileage is a paltry 54,000! We actually offered either to undertake a full repair (including the replacement of the two front wings) or alternatively to buy the car from Roger for our own collection. He chose the former and the results you can see for yourself.
The before shots:
Three weeks later, Roger and his wife collected their car, as Roger described it, ‘restored to showroom condition.’
‘When they heard our story, Car Magic clearly saw this as a labour of love, and they have really done a superb job,’ he said. ‘My wife is thrilled to have her little Merc back as a constant reminder of that special day so many years ago.’
We loved the challenge of this repair and nothing makes us happier than a car being loved again. If you are considering a refurbishment of your much-loved car, call us on 01442 864022 for a quote and you won’t regret it.