Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda

Technical specs
Production series:  Mercedes-Benz 280 SL W113
Production period: 1968-1971
Engine: 6 cylinder in a row
Transmission: Manual / Automatic
Cubic Capacity: 2.778 cc
Power: 125kW 170HP
Produced units: 23.885
The icon
As the successor to the almost too long-built 190 SL, the pagoda series at the suggestion of the Mercedes sales department was developed to meet the increased customer and market demands for greater engine power, more comfort, higher active and passive safety and more interior space. When the pagoda was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963, groundbreaking, innovative safety elements found entrance into the Mercedes-Benz series – such as the rigid passenger compartment, the defined crumple zones front and rear, a telescopic steering column with baffle, an interior without edges and corners and radial tires and belts as an optional element. For the motorization only six-cylinder engines were installed. The 280 SL became the top model of the series. The popular name pagoda results from the appearance of the concave curved hardtops, an ingenious design concept to improve the available space, the all-round view and the enlargement of the interior.

The restoration / rebuild
From a barn find to an outstanding classic car – Each here offered classic car went through various stages in our inhouse-rebuild / restoration manufactory. Our years of experience and expertise and the associated, uncompromising execution of all restoration work promise you the best quality. Find our current stock of Mercedes-Benz Pagodas here. You desire an individual consultation? We are looking forward to hearing from you by telephone or email or your visit  in our headquarter in Böblingen any time. 


Classic car configuration
The configuration of your dream classic car has never been easier. You can not find the right color combination of your desired model within our range of vehicles? With our classic car configuration we offer you - almost - unlimited freedom of design. You can choose the exterior and interior from a large number of original Mercedes-Benz paint and leather options. Thanks to our in-house manufactory, you benefit from an excellent restoration at the highest level and short delivery times. In addition, all vehicles restored in our company receive a full two-year warranty.

Inclusive services
Whether you decide to buy a Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda out of our stock or you pick the option of a classic car configuration of your choice - with a classic car purchase in our house you benefit from numerous inclusive services:

✓ 2 years full warranty
photographic documentation of the restoration
issue of all relevant documents
✓ customer support: (registration / tax / import...)

Headquarter Böblingen Arthur Bechtel Classic Motors
Charles-Lindbergh-Platz 1 71034 Böblingen

Our Mercedes-Benz Classics – A glimpse

Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda Automatic transmission Exterior: DB519 - Medium Red  Interieur: Leather Black

Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda Automatic transmission Exterior: DB124 - Arabian Gray  Interior: Leather Cognac