Even in our advanced technological age, there’s still a place for the vintage – you know, the classic, the craft-built, the lifelong artifacts – in the modern era. In line with this spirit, the Mercedes-Benz Classics Center in Irvine, California specializes in bringing new life to the brand’s most iconic models. The center not only restores vintage vehicles, but provides tune-ups with hard-to-find deadstock parts, searches for and sells out-of-production models, and hosts summits for passionate owners. Gear Patrol got the inside scoop on this gem, delving inside the gearhead’s dream palace. Enjoy select photos from inside above, then head over here for the full story.