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Motorcycle Classics – Elegance in Motion: The 1962 BMW R60/2

Lovingly restored and now ridden faithfully, this 1962 BMW R60/2 hits the sweet spot. By Greg Williams, for Motorcycle Classics Magazine January/February 2016 1962 BMW R60/2 Claimed power: 30hp @ 5,800rpm Top speed: 90mph (est.) Engine: 594cc air-cooled OHV horizontally opposed twin, 72mm x 73mm bore and stroke, 7.5:1 compression ratio Weight (wet): 436lb (198kg) […]

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Rennwerke: To a Porsche, it’s the Mayo Clinic

About fifteen years ago I discovered Rennwerke Porsche. Owned and operated by John “Cheech” Fernandes, Rennwerke is the only place I trust to work on my Porsche. Cheech has been in business for decades and has earned a reputation for quality, service, and excellence. The entire team at Rennwerke cares deeply about both car and customer. Cheech’s business […]

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Project E500 Crosses the Finish Line!

Dean and his team have completed the restoration of my rare and beloved Porsche-built Mercedes-Benz E500. Laumbach Restorations has been busy working on the car since mid-summer. The 21-year-old Benz is ready for the next decade. The car is now mechanically and aesthetically in like-new condition. A special thank you to Dean and his team for their dedication and attention […]

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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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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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