Mar 13, 2012 update to the Mercedes-Benz 230 S project car

A Place To Rest Our Heads

The factory headrests were an option on our Mercedes, and they came to us in the trunk. We had to come up with a mounting solution.

The original optional factory headrests were in the trunk when we bought our 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 S. They are supposedly rather rare and much sought after, so they were a cool bonus. We were also thinking they might add a little safety for our rallycross event, as they could help prevent whiplash.

We started by picking up some hardware from B&B Fastener, our local nut and bolt supply store. Then we cleaned the headrests and affixed them to the backs of our seats.

All went well, but they move side to side a bit more than we think they should. We will have to talk to some Mercedes experts and see if there’s some trick or superior solution.

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