I have known Steve Pelham since I was a teenager. He worked at a Benz dealer in Clinton, and was always working on my Dad's cars, both BMW and Benz. When he opened his own shop, we still took all our cars to him, and when I got my own BMW, he got it into perfect condition. Aside from being a great guy, he often helped us out when we had car issues, or questions.
Though I haven't been there for awhile, as I now live in Canada, I still know from my brother, and friends who go there that he is still a master with restoration. He won a perfect 100/100 this year with his 300SL, which my Dad owned when we were growing up. I'm so proud of his work on it, and know my Dad would be so happy to know he won. Steve is a master, and I can't recommend him and Pelham Brothers Auto highly enough. I miss our chats, and visits.
I am extremely pleased with the professionalism and response of Pelham. I would certainly give them the highest recommendation. I spoke to Steve and he have me advice as to the best way to proceed with my 1980 450SL transmission and timing chain issues. Thank you.
I've never met Steve, but I like him. My father is giving me his prized 560SLC. I live in Indiana, he in Iowa. He has Ben taking all of his MBs to Steve since the early 80's. In preparation for the handoff, dad decided to take it to Steve for one last checkup. He was lucky to make it, as upon arrival Steve spotted a brake system failure that with dry rotted tires, could have been catastrophic. Apparently for Dad, at 84, the eyes aren't as sharp as they were when I was growing up! The 560 would be spending a couple days while the brake system would be flushed and new shoes attached. What was my Dad to do? Steve tossed to dad his own truck keys for the 2 hour ride back home. They just don't make 'em like that any more. Thank You Pellum Bros for making all of my Dad's rides safe for all these years.
No place better (period).