1. It all started in 1957 when I purchased my first Mercedes Benz - a 220S sedan, ivory with red leather interior. It was discounted through the US Forces in Germany for US $2,850 plus extras totalling $3,200.

2. While stationed in Germany a 1953 MB 300S Cabriolet, silver with dark red leather interior.

3. Then followed a number of 220SE sedans, 1958-1960.

4. In 1963 a 1934 380K "C" Cabriolet that Phil Hill brought to the US from Switzerland.

5. Next a 1938 540K "A" Coupe with 2 spare wheels mounted in the trunk area.

6. In 1964 a 1958 MB, 300d Limousine.
Auto's Owned During the 1970's
7. 1971 280SL

8. 1970 300SEL 6.3 and 1972 300SEL 6.3 with 8-Venturi and manual control of injection pump output

9. 1978 450SEL 6.9

10. 240D Station Wagon

11. 1966 300SE Coupe AMG Step I, 285 PS (high lift cams, port & polished hds, lightened rckr arms)
Auto's Owned During the 1980's
12. 1966 300SE Convertible AMG Step II, 325 PS (high lift cams, port & polished heads, lightened rocker arms, 10.5 compression)

13. First purchase of a 1977 Grand 600 with a 7.0 liter 6.3 engine

14. Restoration of the only 600 funeral car

15. 300D

16. 300SE Coupe with 2 throttle plates
Auto's Owned During the 1990's
17. Restoration of a 1971 Grand 600, Presidential Landaulet

18. Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 LWB

19. Dismantling of 12 Grand 600's for parts

20. 300SE Coupe with computerized fuel management system

21. Grand 600 Coupe
Auto's Owned During the 2000's
22. Paul Bracq's Benzomino and El Benzo

23. Grand 600 with modified front axle, oil filled engine mounts of the MB 140 series 600

24. Computerized fuel management system on various MB cars including 280SL, 300SEL 6.3, 450SE, 300SEL 3.5, 280SE

25. 300SEL 3.5 Turbo & CFM

26. 60" Stretch 600

27. Grand 600 with 6-speed manual

28. 280SE (1970) total original, paint, chrome, interior wood - perfect.

29. 1971 280SL with CFM

30. 1999 SL600 V-12

31. 2002 SL600 V-12 Silver Arrow

32. 2002 Grand SL600 V-12 Silver Arrow

A. 1960 VW Samba Bus

B. 1938 Auto Union WANDERER 25K ROADSTER

C. 1963 220S "Bat-mobile"

D. 1985 BMW

E. 1970 Lancia 3C
Miscellaneous Automobiles
And in between, Karl has taken 14 Grand Mercedes Benz 600's apart to the last bolt.

To date, Karl has worked on and/or owned over 200 of these engineering marvels.