- Technical Specification
Our ID 1338 Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz Model 280 SL Pagoda Produced 1968-1971 Year 1969 Steering Left Hand Drive Exterior White Interior Leather Cognac Engine 6-series engine Capacity 2.778 cc Power 125kW/170 HP Extras Whitewall tires, Radio Becker, wind deflector, stainless steel exhaust, adjustable chassis, case set optional Price 189.000,- Euro Guarantee full one-year warranty
... 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.
... or how it really is. Original, given a facelift or fully restored?
After many years in the USA, the pagoda returned to Europe in 2010 and had been extensively restored optically and technically for 5 years in specialist shops. The Pagoda presents itself after the extensive restoration and repainting to the original shade (documentation by photos) in a top condition. The MB data card is available. We have already requested an appraisal.
... 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.