History

A FAMILY TRADITION

John Haynes 1964

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

John Haynes (pictured left) began his lifelong association with Mercedes-Benz in 1964, as an apprentice in London. After completing its rigorous five-year training programme, John became a Service Engineer for Mercedes-Benz ‘Type 600′, undertaking further specialist technical training at the company’s main factory in Stuttgart. During this period, John gained numerous accreditations, as well as an enviable reputation within Mercedes-Benz for his skills, knowledge and passion for the brand.

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WHERE WE ARE NOW

In 1978 John moved to Sussex and started his own company, John Haynes Mercedes. After more than 40 years, he’s as enthusiastic as ever, and our company and customers alike benefit from his immense knowledge and experience. Our day-to-day operations are now in the more-than-capable hands of his sons, Stuart and Simon; as you’d expect, they’ve spent their lives immersed in all things Mercedes-Benz and are taking the family business confidently into the future, while staying true to its founding values.

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TOP GEAR

Jeremy Clarkson instructed us to prepare his personal Mercedes-Benz 600 for a Top Gear Challenge!

W116

Celebrating 40 years of the W116 in 2012 Mercedes Enthusiast asked us to source two W116 models for an extensive feature. We provided our own company 450SEL 6.9 and also a customers 280SE.

EUROPEAN AMG ROAD TRIP

A European road trip became the perfect excuse to take our 1994 W124 E60 AMG Limited for a drive.