Originally from Germany, Steffen spent 20 years competing in off-road racing events around the globe – driving Mercedes-Benz off road vehicles for some of the biggest names in off-road racing performance technology. After retirement from racing, he set off to pursue his passion for automobiles — European automobiles specifically. Steffen and his family moved to the United States where he noticed an opportunity to begin brokering collector cars. Over the next few years, Steffen realized that there might be a market for Mercedes-Benz conversions – specifically the “Pagoda” cars, the 230, 250 and 280 SL models (113 chassis) from the mid 1960s to early 1970s and embarked on the first conversion – a 1968 230 SL with a 4.3L V-8 engine, 4 speed automatic transmission and all of the creature comforts one would expect in a modern day luxury roadster. Today, his dream lives on as we transform Mercedes-Benz vehicles for our customers into true modern masterpieces – designed for performance and style.
Raja has worked in and managed automotive body shops around the world for over 30 years. He specializes in chassis and frame repair and is our head conversion specialist. Raja is the one responsible for seamlessly grafting a modern Mercedes-Benz suspension system to a 50-year-old Mercedes-Benz chassis. Or turning your coupe into a contemporary top-down cruiser. From accident repair and bodywork, to the most custom conversion, Raja has the ability to turn your dream into reality.
A metal fabricator by trade, Aaron is capable of transforming any piece of metal into a work of art. Over the past 15+ years, Aaron has worked for some of the top names in the automotive restoration industry. He is one of few that can say he has worked to restore Pebble Beach Award-Winning automobiles. Now he brings his talents to M Trading Company, sculpting sheet metal with ease to make our conversions look perfectly seamless.
M-Trading, based out of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the culmination of the efforts and passions of people who, simply put, really love cars. We specialize in Mercedes-Benz conversions – specifically the “Pagoda” cars, the 230, 250 and 280 SL models (113 chassis) from the mid 1960s to early 1970s, and can completely customize your vehicle with a number of modern amenities. With backgrounds in professional off-road Mercedes racing, modernizing the transmission and suspension of classic cars, and restoring award-winning vehicles, our expert team has continuously produced impressive results in all manner of restoration and conversion, while also having a signature note of creativity in each build.