Restored 1964 1/2 Mustang

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The 289 engine has been totally gone over from top to bottom. New seals, gaskets and internal engine parts were installed. Meticulously detailed engine bay includes all new wires, hoses, clamps nuts, bolts and fresh paint...right down to the factory correct decals. Many parts were either replaced, rebuilt, fabricated or bead blasted and painted. Not only does this car run great, but it looks amazing as well.

This 1964 1/2 Mustang underwent a total transformation

The interior has been completely redone right down to the steel floors. We applied a thick 70mm layer of heat and sound proof material to the inner structure of the body, installed new carpet, fresh new seats, painted steel interior panels, freshly chromed interior parts, new stainless trim screws, new wiring harness, headliner and new door panels. So if a fresh new interior is your next step on that project car, here at DoaneMotorWerks, we can provide you with the fit and finish you are dreaming about.

This 1964 1/2 Mustang 289 came to DoaneMotorWerks in need of a lot of repairs.

The engine didn't run well, and it had various leaks from the engine and transmission. This car went through a total transformation. New door hinges were installed, new interior, complete suspension, exhaust and drive line overhaul. The paint was freshened up, new door and trunk seals were installed as well as new tires. The trunk was also restored back to that factory look.

Clean 1979 Chevrolet Corvette - Major Tune Up

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Always the first step is to do a complete cylinder compression and leak down evaluation. Basically all this 350 Chevrolet Corvette needed was good major tune up, some fresh new belts, hoses, clamps and general cleanup to make the engine compartment presentable and reliable. The key to keeping your car running for years to come begins with good preventative maintenance. So if it's your newer late model car, or your old classic, DoaneMotorWerks can provide you with that over the top service you are looking for.

We took this clean 1979 Chevrolet and made it run the way it should.

This 1979 Chevrolet Corvette came to DoaneMotorWerks in real nice condition needing only minor preventative maintenance and a few small mechanical issues resolved.

The customer not only wanted it to look great, but be reliable as well. We took what was already a truly beautiful car to the next level by cleaning, painting components, re working lines, hoses and wires. We take pride in our work and it shows in the details.

1972 Moss Green M-100 Mercedes Benz 600 SWB

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Here is a 1972 Moss Green (Metallic DB 834) 600 with a brilliant red interior that was totally restored. This 600 is known by Mercedes Benz as the Christmas Edition because of its elaborate color scheme. We took this 600 and started from the ground and worked our way up. Most of the time spent was on the undercarriage of this rare Mercedes 600 SWB. In addition to the new exhaust and suspension, we put a full carpet set into this car, freshened up the leather seats and rebuilt all the hydraulic window switches as well. The under hood was completely taken down and gone through. All the air suspension components were rebuilt. The AC system was completely replaced with all new hoses. All the clamps, nuts, bolts and fittings were removed, bead blasted and re plated back to factory specs. New belts, water hoses, fuel and air hoses were also installed. This is one beautiful 600 SWB...and it shows.

Mercedes Benz 600 SWB M-100 in DB 920

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Here we have another Mercedes Benz 600 SWB in DB 920 that came to us in need of just about everything. The car had been sitting for several decades, and many parts were simply missing. The most concerning issue found with the car was the braking system. The right front caliper literally had no brake pads in it and was stopping the rotor with the caliper pistons. Strange but true; just when you think you've seen it all right!

Anyway, we took the car totally apart, cleaned it from top to bottom, and straightened out the lower belly pan that was damaged from being dragged about for years from place to place. We painted the front and rear sections of the car, restored the drive line and suspension system and began to work on the remaining mechanical parts: removing them, rebuilding them and making them new again. The car took nearly a year to bring it back to life, but now our customer can drive and enjoy his Mercedes.

1957 Mercedes Benz 190 SL 121 chassis

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This Mercedes came to us in great overall condition with the green light to make it near perfect in every way. The customer not only wanted it to look the part, but also wanted it reliable, tight and fun to drive.

We went threw every square inch of this beauty. Took it all down, blasted, cleaned, polished, plated, painted and rebuilt virtually everything. It was necessary to totally rebuild all the brakes, brake booster and master cylinder. The entire under body was painted, new exhaust, tires and fresh new interior. The front glass and seal was removed prior to paint, and replaced with new. There were a few alterations to the factory original, including: the carburetors, battery hold down and windscreen washer bag hanger. But overall, we stuck to a fine line and budget to make this 1957 Mercedes Benz 190 SL 121not only a showstopper, but an absolute joy to drive.

1972 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL 6.3

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Here is a beautifully restored M109 Mercedes Benz in DB 834 with Cognac leather interior. It was totally taken down and rebuilt. The transmission was removed and rebuilt because the pump seal leaked, causing the torque converter to back fill and overflow. This is a common problem with many older classic Mercedes transmissions. All the major components were removed and rebuilt. The engine and transmission mounts were replaced to get this beast back in line. All the original clamps, bolts, fittings and screws were bead blasted and cadmium plated back to factory original. All new water, fuel and air hoses were installed. After we had the car running and driving the way it was intended to, we shifted gears and moved to the interior.

The wood was all removed and redone. The carpet was removed and replaced with new and the seats, front and rear are completely new from the springs up. We installed new tires and took this incredible car out for a test drive....Awesome!

Other Completed Restorations

Here are just a handful of the other project we have completed during the past few years. We have worked on and restored dozens of 600's, 6.3's, 6.9's and 190 SL's just to name a few. Not only do we specialize in Mercedes Benz, but we have had the privilege to resurrect, preserve and restore all types of American muscle cars as well. No matter what your car may be, where here to help!

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    1957 Ford "Fireball" Roberts replica car that came to us needing a few minor repairs prior to being entered into the Great Race 2013.

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    1965 Malibu Z16 396 engine that was totally restored. This car is on the registry and was recently sold at auction.

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    A small sample of some work being completed on a 1953 Chevy 3100 1/2 ton step side. All new leaf spring u-bolts were made, everything taken apart, cleaned, blasted, painted and rebuilt.

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    1972 Mercedes Benz LWB Pullman recently purchased and going through the first stages of preservation.

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    A fine example of what we do best. This 1979 Mercedes Benz 450 SEL 6.9 was completely redone to near perfection. From the powder coated valve covers and air cleaner, to the finely routed wires and vacuum hoses. This W116 is the best of the best !

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    1972 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL 4.5. This car still has the factory tape on the chrome sill plates. These M109 cars are truly enjoyable and fun to drive when they are right. Here at DoaneMotorWerks, we have the experience and know how to get the job done.

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    A labor intensive M100 engine bay that literally took hundreds of hours to go through. Everything was rebuilt and plated back to factory standards.

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    Another Mercedes Benz 300 SEL 4.5. This customer wanted reliability while working within a tight budget. This doesn't mean we sacrifice neatness and cleanliness. All new fluids, belts, hoses and gaskets were installed to help make this car as enjoyable as possible.

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    1972 Mercedes 600 SWB in Papyrus white with Cognac interior. It came to me with basically an unlimited budget. After nearly a year it was finally completed....ended up winning its class at Amelia Island 2011. Truly an amazing car.

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    Engine bay of the white 600 SWB.
    All the ignition wires are handmade. I use green heat shrink just like the originals. The rest of the engine was completely rebuilt, painted, plated, polished and detailed out to perfection. The only true deviation from original is that we use new modern belts that are far superior than old stock original Continental belts. This was a decision we all made, and doesn't seem to detract from the true beauty and reliability we are looking to achieve !

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