Do you own a particularly tidy R107, R129, W126 or W124 that you fancy showing off?
It’s true – concours is a bug, and there’s no going back once you’re afflicted! As they say, the devil is in the detail! When it comes down to it, concours preparation is all about the detail. So, getting the right part, exactly the right finish, exactly the right specification… In the end, this is where concours cars excel over well-presented vehicles.
So if you’re considering preparing your car for a concours event, be warned… Honestly, it takes more than just a weekend and a bit of polish to win awards. Also, it demands time and energy, as well as research to get the details right.
Not only has our resident SL expert Bruce Greetham won awards for his cars, but he’s also worked as a concours judge. As a result, he knows his stuff. He’d be happy to talk you through the process of what it will take to bring your car to concours standard.
Firstly, we need to evaluate the car and decide on a strategy for refurbishment. Secondly, replacing components that don’t meet the mark. Lastly, embarking on the lengthy process of rectification.
Ultimately, a true concours car will push your patience as well as your budget. But the feeling of displaying a car that’s close to perfect is well worth the effort.