Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagode

Top 280 SL Benz pagoda with the proven 2.8-liter engine. Enjoy cruising! Also suitable for longer trips at a reasonable travel speed. In this condition, it certainly has an appreciation potential!

Technical Specification
Our ID 10036
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Model 280 SL Pagoda
Produced 1968-1971
Steering Left Hand Drive
Exterior Dark Blue
Interior Leather Bamboo
Engine 6-series engine
Capacity 2.778 cc
Power 125kW/170 HP
Guarantee complete one-year warranty


On demand - Vehicle is still under restoration

The Era

... or what was it actually like in those days?

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 Condition

... or how it really is. Original, given a facelift or fully restored?

The Pagoda had been extensively restored optically and technically in specialist shops. The Pagoda presents itself after the extensive restoration and in a top condition (documentation by photos). 

The Performance

... or what is it like to drive?

With its 2.8-liter engine and the 5-speed gearbox, the pagoda can effortlessly reach the top speed of 200 km / h even today. However, it would be a shame to make use of it due to its collector status. The solid, stiff construction, the proven, durable technology, the class optics in different shades of blue, the good performance, the first-class equipment and the secured spare part location can delight a future owner for many decades to come. In its class, it is an ideal investment, a valuable collection enrichment and / or a vehicle for enjoyable, comfortable exits and travels.