J. G. Francis is the founder and owner of Mercedes Motoring in Glendale, California and he really, really loves cars. Specifically, Mercedes-Benz diesel cars produced between 1968-1985. He got his start by buying and restoring a used Mercedes-Benz 300SD for $700 and now he estimates he’s owned between 300-400 cars at this point.

Watching this film, one thing is clear: the life of a classic car restorer is filled with trial and error and having the courage/curiosity to figure it out as you go along. As J.G. Francis puts it, “it’s not an adventure until something goes wrong.”