Well maintained Mercedes Benz pagoda with the proven 2.8 liter engine. With a pagoda you can enjoy both, relaxed cruising and longer trips with a presentable travel speed.
Type280 SL Pagoda
Time of production1968-1971
SteeringLeft hand drive
Engine6 in a row
Engine Power 125kW 170HP
ExtrasWhite wall tires, Radio Becker, Hardtop, Luggage Set otional
Or how was it like in those days?
In the 60s, awareness grew for better safety measures on the road. Mercedes was one of the pioneers of this cause and stepped up its research and development to improve the passive safety of vehicles. The re-sults were presented at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show when pioneering safety features were incorporated in their SL series: rigid passenger compartment, defined crumple zones front and rear, telescopic steering column with Impact absorber, an interior with no sharp edges and corners, radial tires and seat belts as op-tional
accessories. Incidentally, the nickname Pagoda emerged due to the shape of the concavely- arched hardtop, a concept aimed at improving the available interior space.
Or how it really is.
After years in the US this Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda returned to Europe where it has been treated well ever since then. It underwent a complete, high-quality restoration including engine, gearbox and axle reconditioning. The vehicle is in pristine condition condition and runs as smooth as when it first left the factory. Everything functions perfectly. Its outward appearance will delight its new owner due to the harmonious and classy color combination and the perfect restoration measures.
Or what is it like to drive?
With the 2.8 litre-engine it is the dynamic representative of the Pagoda series and still easily reaches its 200 km/h top speed. The solid, stiff construction, the proven, long-lasting technology, the classy look, the good running performance and its workshop friendliness can bring joy to a future owner for decades to come. Its running performance, its safety concept and the especially comprehensive extra equipment make it an ideal classic touring car, but it could also enrich a collection. With its optimum condition value increases are inevitable.