Why restore a car, when you can do so much more? That’s exactly the mentality from Hemmels International, where restoring is just the first step. This video from Petrolicious gives you a detailed look behind the extraordinary process they’ve created. “We’ve ventured into the facilities of our friends at Hemmels International, where Mercedes-Benz Pagodas and Gullwings are reborn and rebuilt by renown craftsmen,” the video explains. “Joseph Sullivan, a 3rd generation mechanic and Technical Director, has had a vision for perfecting Pagodas from the start and created an incredibly rigorous process for stripping, sourcing and rebuilding every single component of a car.” Coming from a family of engineers and mechanics, Sullivan has a totally different approach to restoration, an old-school mindset they’re completely committed to passing on to future generations.

To understand the ethos and the magic of Hemmels, you can check out the whole video here:

It’s heartening to see that this level of passion and mastery is still around, taking Gullwings and Pagodas and elevating them to new and modern heights. They’re not just keeping a legacy alive — they’re passing it on.