It’s hard to imagine that a car like Robert Redlich’s 1958 Mercedes 190SL is merely “making due,” a stop-gap of sorts. Believe it or not, it’s “settling,” but that’s only because one of the most iconic Mercedes Benz chassis of all time — the W198 300SL Gullwing — brings in a million bucks on a bad day. On a good one? Two, maybe more.
It was all the way back in 2013 that we posed a question with an open discussion: when it comes to coilovers versus air suspension, which one is right for you? Better yet, is one objectively better than the other? It’s a fiery debate that has burned for years and years, at times peaking as a community hot topic, and at others, smoldering with intense heat in the background.
Classic cars aren’t for everyone. They can be picky, finicky, and costly to keep on the road. Parts can often be hard to find, service can be difficult to source, and the experience as a whole can be an endeavor, to say the least. For Kevin Zimmermann, however, there was only one clear and obvious choice after his 2001 VW Polo GTi left him stranded one too many times.
When Rimal Chand first acquired his cherished E24, its state of disrepair was enough to ward off even the most ambitious project seekers. At least, that’s how it appeared; with missing body panels, a complete lack of paint, and an overall appearance of dilapidation, it took a further look by Rimal to be convinced of its potential. The interior presented well, and the engine was strong, but perhaps the car’s true saving grace was its naked set of M-System wheels.
Air Lift Performance has been an industry leader, setting the gold standard for air suspension technology and quality. Today, they separate themselves even further from the competition with the announcement of their all-new height and pressure based air management system: The 3H.