Randolph H. - 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL
This is a review by a couple of true car enthusiasts, who are excited about their purchase of our first vintage car. After watching enough sequels of "Jay Leno's Garage" and "What is my Car Worth" my wife got sufficiently excited to help me (aka allow me) to get started with this hobby. I grew up in the 70's and was a teen in the 80's and always was close to Mercedes cars of this era. We do have contemporary Mercedes as well and we made our share of different experiences when it comes to a new car purchase. The more nervous we were with a purchase of a vintage car, where even many more things can possibly go wrong. In addition we set up the whole purchase from the East Coast through internet and phone only not being able to travel due to work prior to conclusion of the deal. Are we crazy ? Maybe, but at least we picked the right people to work with. Alex and Neill in the background were absolute professionals providing us with a good quality vintage car appraiser, allowed us to have the car inspected by a Mercedes Dealership of OUR choosing (Alex even drove the car there for me and picked it up). They also readily acknowledged some relatively minor mechanical flaws that emerged from the inspection and took it upon them to fix them at their cost. In addition they provided an extremely helpful contact for seamless Classic Car financing and insurance. All we had to do is to fly to LA 4 weeks later, pick up our impeccable 4o k mile 1987 560 SL in pristine condition and drive around LA and Southern California for a week with our 4 year old son and dog in the 2 plus 2 backseats. The icing on the cake of this positive experience was Jean another of the associates who at the end of our week allowed us to park our new vintage car in his own private garage for a small fee for 6 weeks since we wanted to come back to California for 2 more weeks of cruising this November given the lousy weather on East Coast before transporting the car back to New York. Jean was also such a Gentleman that when we were late for the airport dropping the car with him on a Sunday he called a quick Uber ride for us on his bill. These were all TRUE Gentlemen and it was the most honorable business experience of any kind let alone cars that my wife and I ever had. They respect car lovers and they respect their work. They as a group have our respect forever and we will be back with them in the future for SURE.