Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
...or what was it actually like in those days?
In the 60s the awareness for better security measures in road traffic increased. Mercedes was one of the pioneers of this cause and stepped up its efforts to improve the passive safety of vehicles. The results 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, interior without sharp edges and corners, radial tires and seat belts as optional accessories. The top model of the series was the 280 SL. The nickname Pagoda was used due to the shape of the concavely-arched hardtop, a concept aimed at improving the available space.
...or how it really is. Original, given a facelift or fully restored?
After re-spraying, a new fabric roof, the replacement of worn-out parts and a major technical inspection, the vehicle now presents itself in impeccable condition with the original interior. All clearances and surfaces are flawless. All equipment is in top condition and the look, green exterior and beige leather interior, is simply brilliant with the canopy open or closed.
...or what is it like to drive?
With the 2.8 litre engine it operates like a switch, a dynamic representation of the Pagoda-series, reaching its 200 km/h top speed with ease. The solid, rigid construction, the proven long-life technology, the classic look, the excellent handling and its workshop friendliness can be enjoyed by its future owner for many decades. In its original state capital appreciation is guaranteed.
Preiskategorie A: > 175.000 Euro