Mercedes Benz

280 SL Pagoda

A timeless cruiser with a wonderful colour combination.

Mercedes Benz 280 SL Pagode

ManufacturerMercedes Benz

Type280 SL Pagoda

Vehicle ID10033

Time of production1968-1971

SteeringLeft hand drive

ExteriorAnthracite Metallic

InteriorLeather Cognac

Engine6 Cylinder in a row

Cylinder2.778 ccm

Engine Power 125kW 170HP

ExtrasAutomatic transmission, White wall tires, Radio Becker, Hardtop, Windbreak, center arm rest, luggage set, Power steering

Warranty1-year warranty

Price205.000 EURO

Availabilityavailable On demand - Vehicle is still under restoration

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Tim Bechtel

Tim Bechtel


The era

Or what was that really like?
As a successor to the 190 SL the Pagode series was to meet the customer requests for a more powerful engine, more comfort, higher active and passive safety and more interior space. In the 1960s, the awareness for better safety measures in road traffic increased significantly. Mercedes was one of the pioneers in this field and increased its efforts to improve the passive safety of vehicles. With the Pagode, presented at the 1963 Geneva International Motor Show, trend-setting safety elements were introduced to the SL series: stiff passenger compartments, defined front and rear crumble zones, telescopic columns with a collapsible collar, passenger compartment without edges or corners, radial tyres and safety belts as special equipment. The 280 SL was the top model of the series.  The popular name Pagode came from the look of the concave domed hardtop, a concept for improving the available space, the panoramic view and enlargement of the passenger compartment.

The condition

The vehicle is currently being restored.

The performance

Or what is it like to drive?
With the 2.8 litre engine it is the dynamic representative of the Pagode series and still easily reaches its 200 km/h top speed. The solid, stiff construction, the proven, long-lasting technology, the class 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.