Date registered: Nov 2014
Vehicle: 1991 300SE W126, 1985 300SL R107
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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I used Kraft to go over my '91 300SE W126 after purchasing it and do a proper service. I was quite impressed by the owner's thorough analysis and testing of all parts of the car. He clearly knows these cars inside-out.
He did find a substantial amount of things that needed to be replaced/fixed - things like two brake rotors that had seized up (both rear wheels so I couldn't tell when testing - and this car stops amazingly with front only apparently), various bushings, engine mounts, engine seals, control arms etc. - it was a very hefty bill of several thousand. I was a little shocked and went through it in detail, comparing part prices etc. - and I couldn't fault them for their part prices, they were very close / identical to Pelican parts etc.. They also try to use refurbished pieces where possible.
The owner was also forthcoming in suggesting a few things that could be attended to a paycheck or two later.
What does drive up the cost is the relatively higher labour costs, but then you do pay for the expertise this shop has.
That being said, I'm curious to try Gene's German Car and will probably have him look over my new-to-me 300SL when something comes up that needs attention. Has anyone used him for a W126 or a R107?