How do LynFox's cars get to be be so nice?

W113 Roadster 1963-71 230SL, 250SL, 280SL
W121 Roadster 1955-1963 190SL
W198 Coupe 'Gullwing' and Roadster models
Post Reply
User avatar
Mercmad
Mercedes Demigod
Posts: 7900
Joined: Sun 11 Sep, 2005 9:01 pm
Model you own: w109
Location: Brissy
Contact:

How do LynFox's cars get to be be so nice?

Post by Mercmad » Tue 08 Aug, 2017 8:56 am

one of my Customers has a connection with the boss man and has spoken of the magic carried out in what is known as the skunk works in Melbourne . Heses an example of the kind of work real restorers do , note: no body filler!!!!!!!!!!.
https://youtu.be/5oFsHldmjDU

220SEB
C Class
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue 16 Feb, 2016 4:59 pm
Model you own: I don't own one

Re: How do LynFox's cars get to be be so nice?

Post by 220SEB » Tue 08 Aug, 2017 1:06 pm

Mercmad wrote:one of my Customers has a connection with the boss man and has spoken of the magic carried out in what is known as the skunk works in Melbourne . Heses an example of the kind of work real restorers do , note: no body filler!!!!!!!!!!.
https://youtu.be/5oFsHldmjDU
I visited the collection a few years ago and was talking to one of the volunteers about the Porsche 550 Spyder he had there, they were of the understanding that most of the cars had been restored by the TAFE collage next door.

User avatar
Mercmad
Mercedes Demigod
Posts: 7900
Joined: Sun 11 Sep, 2005 9:01 pm
Model you own: w109
Location: Brissy
Contact:

Re: How do LynFox's cars get to be be so nice?

Post by Mercmad » Tue 08 Aug, 2017 5:38 pm

Theres over 500 cars stored and being worked on. I doubt the TAFE would have the capacity or would want to get involved or would anyone trust trainees with a 2 million dollar car. ... I have never been to the buildings where they are kept but seen plenty of pictures . Jay leno has nothing on this collection .What you see in the Mint building is a tiny selection of the cars both old and new ,For example,the car they won a prize with recently in Melbourne, a Bentley , is Just one of several of the same model he has .

User avatar
TheMadRacoon
C 111
Posts: 770
Joined: Sun 25 Nov, 2012 11:34 am
Model you own: w107
Location: Melbourne

Re: How do LynFox's cars get to be be so nice?

Post by TheMadRacoon » Tue 08 Aug, 2017 10:37 pm

Isn't it always good to see someone have / take the time to excel ?
Emad,
TheMadRacoon
1975 350SLC Astral Silver (725) / Blue (2012, 284,900 km - present.... a real Benz, getting better and better)
1988 190E Deep Blue (900) / Cream (2006, 190,000 km - 2007, ~ 215,000 km .... FSH and still spent big $$$)
1974 280E Reed Green (860) / Bone (1993, 316,700 km - 2004, ~490,000 km and still A1)

User avatar
markb
300 SLR
Posts: 1725
Joined: Wed 20 Jul, 2005 1:54 pm
Model you own: w123
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: How do LynFox's cars get to be be so nice?

Post by markb » Wed 09 Aug, 2017 10:23 pm

Now that I am no longer employed by 'the family' and built them a new Aircraft Hangar & Car Workshop to replace the one seen in the video, all I can say is......wow...I watched numerous 300SL's, a beautiful 450SEL 6.9 (shown to the public at the MBCV Concours this year), not to mention the 2 x McLaren Stirling Moss editions (of only 70-75 built) arriving in March 2017 with a Ferrari Enzo and Ford GT40.
The Bentley won an award at 2015 Motorclassica and is indeed as beautiful underneath as 'on-a-top'

Great cars and great passion, which I truely admire :notworthy:
Current Fleet
1985 C123 280CE Midnight Blue (230k Klms..back to a daily,city commute cruiser again (2010-.)
2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD in Metropolitan Grey (2017-...)
Past Benzes:
1972 W108 280SE 3.5 White (2002-2003 project)
1971 W108 280SE 3.5 White (1999-2006 Unmolested original & sadly missed)
1987 S124 230TE Diamond Blue (2002-2007 Family cruiser)
1983 W126 280SE Champagne 106k Klms (Custodian in 2013)
1969 W113 280SL Champagne (Custodian in 2000)
1988 W124 300E Diamond Blue (2016 project)

Post Reply

Return to “W113 and W121 Roadsters & W198 300SL”