WHY DO I NEED IT?
The 1970s and 80s’ thriving economy of the United States made it the perfect export market for an expensive, luxurious open car. Also, the USA enjoyed the large displacement 560SL, the biggest engine fitted to an R107. Since then, these dry climate cars have become highly desirable in Europe. But the USA regulation ‘impact bumpers’ and quad headlights are not to everyone’s taste. Hence why we offer euro headlights and bumpers for all US Mercedes SL models.
WHAT DOES IT DO FOR THE CAR?
Large ‘pre-impact’ bumpers and left-handed headlights aren’t ideal for British roads. Therefore, this conversion ensures your car complies with all relevant regulations. In addition, it gives you the best possible driving experience. Whether you do the complete conversion, just the headlights or just the bumpers is entirely up to you. We’ve seen Mercedes 560SL euro headlights fitted without the bumpers removed, and vice-versa. The configuration is your choice and we are only happy to help.
WHAT DOES IT DO FOR ME?
Many customers who import cars from the USA or elsewhere wish to convert them to European specification. Park a late model USA specification R107 next to its European cousin and the aesthetic difference is stark. As you can see, European cars have a more sophisticated look, thanks to the smaller bumpers and cleaner headlights. However, it’s not just the desirability that goes up with a European conversion. In addition, we know from experience that the full European conversion increases the value of the car.