Arthur Rizzo motors closes after 60 years

I’ve been taking my 450SLC and 250SE to Arthur Rizzo motors for service for over 10 years. Unfortunately for me, Harry, the owner of Rizzo’s has decided to retire and the workshop has closed. Every time I would call by the workshop, located under the train line to the harbour bridge, there would be an interesting Mercedes there – Pagoda’s, 6.3s, and even an exotic like 300SL from time to time.

People shy away from old cars because they worry about getting ripped off with service – but taking your car to Harry at Rizzos meant that driving an old […]

450SLC – ready for another year

The 450SLC spent the last two days at Arthur Rizzo Motors getting ready for the next year on the road. The car was hesitating a bit, and not idling quite right, but a new set of plugs seems to have fixed that. (#1 was a bit coked up). The steering was feeling a bit floppy – so a new tie rod end has somewhat improved it, although at some point I’m going to need to have the steering box removed and resealed as there is no more adjustment left in mine and there is a slight leak. At 288,000 this […]