2014 | SPECIALIST OF THE YEAR AWARD – THE WORLD’S BEST RESTORER

AWARDS AS A RESTORER

For over three decades Hans Kleissl has dedicated himself to the upkeep of historical culture assets, be it in the automotive sector around the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL or in the reconstruction and restoration of historic buildings such as the Polling Monastery with the old brickyard (Alten Ziegelei) or the Arendsee castle in Brandenburg, Germany.

Hans Kleissl has received many accolades for his dedication. For example, in 2014 he received, in London, the award as the World’s Best Restoration Company. A few years later he was awarded the Federal Medal for Monument Protection for the restoration of the the Arendsee castle and a short time ago he was nominated by the Bavarian State Office for Monument Protection (Landesamt für Denkmalpflege) for the 2021 award for the restoration of the Old Brickyard in Polling (Alte Ziegelei).

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HERITAGE PRESERVER

VISIONARY FROM THE START

HERITAGE PRESERVER

HANS KLEISSL

HANS  KLEISSL

VISIONARY FROM THE START

Hans Kleissl was far ahead of his time in ensuring originality and the highest standards of quality. Today, Kleissl and his team have a wealth of experience that has made HK-ENGINEERING what it stands for today, craftsmanship par excellence.

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TECHNICAL COMPETENCE SUCCESSFULLY PROVEN IN HISTORIC MOTOR SPORTS

In addition to restoration and trade, Kleissl has run his own racing department since 1995. Numerous Mercedes-Benz 300 SLs were prepared for historic racing in this department. These were then successfully raced in Europe as well as in the USA.

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RESTORATION

MONASTERY POLLING

Kleissl’ horizon is not limited to the restoration of historical vehicles. Searching for a suitable location for his rapidly growing organization he came across the ruins of the old monastery ruins in Polling that he then completely renovated.

Kleissl was already following the idea of “historic vehicles in a suitable ambience” at the end of the 1970s. Decades later, this idea became more and more popular in the scene with the "Meilenwerk" concept.

OLD MONASTERY BRICKYARD (ALTE KLOSTERZIEGELEI)

Adjoining the Abbey surrounding the 300 SL workshops was the listed Old Brickyard (Alte Ziegelei) complex. After extensive restorations this was opened in July 2019 and now contains the HK-ENGINEERING CLASSICS event and showrooms.

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PHILOSOPHY

Passion | Perfection | Tradition

Since 1984 HK-ENGINEERING has specialized in the restoration of and trade with 300 SL vehicles. To this day, the promise of passion, perfection and tradition in all our work is the essence of our expertise around the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL and the vehicle trade with other premium classics.
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SPECIALIST COMPETENCE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL

Behind HK-ENGINEERING are experienced employees from all over the world. Each is a master and expert in their field. Following the HK philosophy of passion, perfection, tradition they bring together decades of know-how with passion and fervor.
LEGEND

THE 300 SL

In the past and even now no sportscar from 50s generates as much enthusiasm as the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. It was not for nothing that the car was voted The Sportscar of the Century.
HISTORICAL LOCATION POLLING MONASTERY GROUNDS (KLOSTERGUT POLLING)

MEKKA FOR THE 300 SL

Behind the historic walls of the Polling Monastery, which was founded in the 8th century and the brickyard which was built in 1870 hides the listed building complex, so lovingly restored by Hans Kleissl, is a unique location for the lovers of classical automobiles. Here is the heart of HK-ENGINEERING and the worldwide largest environments for Mercedes-Benz 300 SL cars.

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