Posted March 01, 2018 07:07:36 A luxury car that has been in the U.S. since the 1970s was restored to its former glory.
The Mercedes-Benz S550, built by the automaker in the late 1950s, was the centerpiece of a grand unveiling at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., in April, as part of the annual S550 Heritage Day.
The car is part of a collection that includes a handful of classic luxury cars that the automakers bought from a German manufacturer in the 1970’s and 1980s.
It’s been in storage since then and is currently undergoing restoration work at the Automotive Museum of Detroit, the museum said.
It was the first of several Mercedes-Class luxury cars the museum bought in the past few years.
The museum also plans to display a few more of the cars, including one that was purchased in the early 1980s and another that was built in the mid-1990s.
The Mercedes-S550 was one of only three cars built in Germany, and the first car to have a German flag on the side.
The S550 was a German luxury car developed by Mercedes- Benz in the 1930s and produced until 1958.
The automaker sold it to an American company, but the U!
government wanted to buy it back and was unable to do so until the late 1980s when it was restored.
The sale to the Smithsonian came as a big relief to the S550’s owner, Bob Fagan, who has been working with the museum since 2002 to restore it to its original glory.
Fagan has spent the past several years restoring the car, which was made to order for Mercedes-Chrysler’s Mercedes-AMG brand.
He has restored the interior and the interior trim and it has received a full set of interior detailing.
The interior is all that is left, Fagan said.
The restoration was a major undertaking, and Fagan estimates that the car is about 10 percent complete.
The final step, he said, was to find a way to keep the car from getting stolen.
“It’s very much a relic,” he said.
“We are going to take care of it, but we also have to protect it.”
Fagan and his wife, Karen, who was the museum’s director of car shows for nearly 30 years, say they don’t have a specific goal for the restoration, but they are looking forward to the restoration of the car.
It’s been about 10 years since the car was built.
Fagans son, Eric, said he remembers the car as a small, white, three-door sedan with a five-speed manual transmission.
The Fagan family had bought the car in 1958, and it was only recently that Fagan began to have concerns about the car’s safety, especially during the Vietnam War.
Fagarans son was stationed in the United States and he remembers being nervous about the new car.
Faggans son remembers his first visit to the museum, in 2009.
“I was shocked.
I thought I’d never see anything like this,” Fagan recalled.
“The museum was really busy.
The cars were all in the exhibit.
The staff were really helpful.
And it was very cool.
The guys had great coats.
We went into the garage.
The doors were all covered in blue paint.
There was a sign on the door that said ‘Dodge’ and ‘BMW’ on it.”
Fagan said he was in awe of the museum.
“You have to see it, to understand it,” he recalled.
Fags son said the car had been in a garage for 10 years before he visited.
“So we went in there and they gave us a $5,000 restoration bill.
I said, ‘You know, Dad, you should have paid that bill a year ago,'” Fagan recalls.
A few months later, Faganes son was a passenger in a Mercedes-class passenger car that had a broken front suspension.
The family purchased a used Mercedes-Amphia Geezer in 2006.
The restored car was the only one in the museum to have its original paint job.
The rest of the Mercedes-Battaglia cars in the collection have been replaced.
Fagans car was not one of the new Mercedes- Buses, but rather one of its older models.
It has been used as a rental car by Fagan since his son left.
Fagin says he can’t say how long the car will stay in the parking lot.
“There is nothing I can do about that,” he says.
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