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Steve Jobs’s Garage

Shortly after his death, I read Walter Isaacson’s revealing biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs. It’s a great read, primarily because much of the book was carefully researched and written while Jobs was still alive. Over a two-year period the author conducted over forty interviews with Jobs. He also interviewed family, friends, and business associates. […]

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This is the actual photograph of the first SL 65 AMG Black Series I ever saw. It was taken through the window at the Park Avenue Mercedes-Benz Showroom on October 10, 2010. It had a big SOLD sign on it. I stood there on the corner of Park and 55th in a puddle of my own drool. After that day I dreamed of owning one.

The Eagle Has Landed!

Here are the facts: 6.0 liter V12 biturbo engine. 670 horsepower. Zero to 60 in 3.7 seconds. Retractable wing. Carbon fiber bodywork. Nappa leather, Alcantara and carbon interior. Manufactured in Affalterbach by AMG. Only 350 were made. Only 175 were sent to the U.S.A. $304,000 MSRP in 2009. When new, dealers fought for a single […]

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1994 Mercedes E500 Restoration Phase V

We are nearing the finish line with Project E500. Dean has completed a thorough exterior detailing which included a comprehensive fine silt sanding and polish. Laumbach Restorations has also detailed the engine bay, replaced the hood insulation, and replaced both front corner blinkers with original factory Mercedes-Benz parts (not easy to find given they are unique to […]

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We had to remove the entire built in K40 radar detector and that included replacing pieces where indicator lights were drilled into the dashboard.

1994 Mercedes E500 Restoration Phase IV

Lee’s garage has completed some mild cosmetic bodywork on the E500. The car is looking as good as it did the day it left the Porsche factory in June of 1994. Lee’s is an authorized Mercedes-Benz body shop and they do first class work. After the car got back from Lee’s, Dean spent over twenty hours performing a thorough chassis detailing and undercarriage […]

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A private tour of the GM Heritage Collection: Automobiles, Artifacts, and Automobilia.

This week I had the pleasure of enjoying an extraordinary private tour of the GM Heritage Collection. I was in Michigan visiting some friends and clients and was fortunate to spend the morning with car dealer magnate David Fischer. David generously arranged the tour and then we headed over to Troy to check out his dealership […]

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The actual first photo I ever saw of a 500E that was published in 1991 in Car and Driver magazine.

Mercedes-Benz W124 500E/E500: The first true four-door Porsche was actually a Mercedes-Benz.

“If the old E-Class was a chunk of granite, the 500E was a chunk of granite launched from a trebuchet. Porsche lent assembly help. Buyers had to agree not to use it to invade Poland.”  – Automobile Magazine, October 2004 The Mercedes-Benz 500E first caught my eye in late 1991. Car and Driver magazine ran […]

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