Hello. My name is Victor. I am owner/operator of RestoreYourMercedes.com. On this page I would like to share my life story.
I was born in family of electronic engineer and school teacher. As a kid I was messing with all my toys. Every model car was fully disassembled and put back together. Most fun I had with wired remote controlled truck my father bought me. Growing up I spent lots of time at my father little workshop. He used to fix and build all kinds of electronics and taught me electronics basics. In high school I used to fix my classmates electronics: cassette boom boxes, gaming consoles, small TV sets, and some household appliances. I built a stereo system for my bicycle consisting of two channel home-
In 1995 my family and I moved from Russia to USA. After taking some English classes I went to work as an auto mechanic helper. I used to handle all electronic repairs. Lead mechanic was old school gear head and had limited electronics knowledge. He could rebuild any engine blindfolded and I learned a lot about mechanical and engine work from him. I did not work at the shop for long but it was great experience.
When I got my driver’s license at 16 I started saving money for my first car. At 17 I bought my first 1986 Ford Econoline E250 cargo van. My father and I needed a truck as we just started our first small family business-
Coming from electronics background my father became interested in satellite TV. We switched our business to satellite TV installations along with low voltage wiring and sound systems setups. Back then there were rear projection TVs and Laser disk players. We sub-
In between my busy life I managed to purchase my first Mercedes. It was 1988 420SEL gray on palomino interior. It was in decent shape and I didn’t pay much for it. Many repairs had to be performed to keep the car on the road. I absolutely loved the car. Unfortunately there was a crack in rear frame due to an accident years ago. After two years I had the car crack developed to a point where it needed attention and I already spotted another Mercedes. I found 1990 300E white with beige leather in local advertisement. Car was sitting at the repair shop parking lot in non-
I love 300E w124 but my dream car always was W140 big body S-
Business grew, more customers started coming. I needed more space. My friend has 5-
As my Mercedes Benzes restoration journey continues I will document it in CARS section. There you will find my project cars, what was wrong with them, some repair and restoration details. Below you will find some pictures of myself, my cars, and workshops.
Thank you for visiting my site. I hope you enjoyed it and look forward to working on your Mercedes!
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