Cotswold Classic Car Restorations (CCCR) are delighted to announce that Gustav “Gus” Mayer a renowned international Mercedes Benz specialist with over 40 years’ experience of the marque has permanently joined the company.

Gus began his love affair with Mercedes in his native Zimbabwe back in 1982 when he started an MB apprenticeship at his local dealership becoming a qualified Service Advisor.  He was there for 10 years learning his trade before moving on to Pretoria in South Africa to expand his career. Once settled he continued to work in dealerships honing his expertise enthralled by the engineering excellence of Mercedes Benz until breaking out on his own as an independent specialist and moving to Cape Town.

Whilst in South Africa he worked extensively on Pagoda’s and the 190 SL types along with the early “Thin tails” and “Ponton’s” which were very popular in the region.

In 2002 Gus set sail for the UK and Swindon where he made his home and he joined the local MB dealership.  Gus’s skills were very soon clearly in demand and he set up as an independent specialist once again in 2010, it was in this role that he first came to the attention of Jonathan and the team at CCCR as they had heard of his legendary skills and started to use him as a specialist advisor for the many Mercedes Benz projects the firm undertakes.

What soon became clear was that Gus’s Mercedes engineering experience went way beyond the classic models, they are also bang up to date and he was engaged to carry out maintenance work on the Mercedes Benz McLaren SLR that CCCR are charged with looking after as well as working on SL500 projects.

Jonathan realised that Gus would be a prized asset to the business and began courting him to join CCCR permanently, today we are pleased to announce we finally got our man !!!. 

Jonathan Wills, Director of CCCR said “ We are privileged to have Gus working with us, he is undoubtedly one of the top Mercedes Benz specialists in the UK, if not the world, and we now have him working exclusively on our customers Mercedes Benz projects”

Away form work Gus spends his time, you guessed it, with his beloved Mercedes cars and has now owned over thirty 124 models during his time in the UK.


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