*The VAT is not deductible!
Things to know about this Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda
According to the data card this Pagoda had left the factory in 1970, painted in Havana-brown (Code 408) with leather in 8006-cognac and top fabric in 8022-beige, before it was shipped to California in the United States. There, it spent its early automobile life and delighted two previous owners. Then, after 45 years it had been parked in a dark container for four weeks and finally landed on German soil again. At this point driving was impossible. Pushing the car was only just possible, since the car was virtually rust- and accident-free apart from a few dents. After the dismantlement and the removal of paint the Pagoda was protected from corrosion for eternity and completely rebuilt, exclusively using new parts from Mercedes-Classic. Generally we only restore according to the data card! If the Pagoda had been restored in the original colour combination (against the customer’s wish) and if the exchange transmissions had not been necessary, the value and future development of value would have been different. However: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Besides that, the majority probably prefers the present colour combination - value development or not. A Pagoda in a condition as new!
The history of the Mercedes-Benz SL “Pagoda”
On occasion of the 1963 Geneva Motor Show, Daimler-Benz introduced the Mercedes-Benz 230 SL with 150PS / 110kW in 3 different models: An open roadster with an easy-to-handle soft-top, the popular convertible-version with a hardtop and finally a hardtop-coupe that lacked a soft-top (compartment), although it had additional storage space for luggage. That version could also be driven open-top by removing the hardtop. As an optional equipment there was a transverse rear seat. Later the so-called "California- Coupé" with a fold-down rear bench seat instead of a soft-top compartment was introduced. In addition to the 4-speed manual transmission, a 4-speed automatic transmission could be ordered for the first time in the SL-history. Since May 1966 a ZF 5-speed transmission has been made available against an extra charge. The slightly concave hardtop inspired the nickname "Pagoda". In February 1967 Mercedes-Benz introduced the 250SL. The main changes concerned the motor and the brake system. The nominal maximum power remained unchanged but capacity and torque improved: + 190 cc /+20 Nm. This had a positive effect on the smoothness. After 5.196 units of the 250 SL had been produced, Mercedes-Benz introduced the 280 SL in 1968: 170PS / 125kW, 240 Nm. 23.885 Pagodas with the 2.8 liter motor have been built and one of them presents itself here, restored elaborately, with competence and very detailed in accordance with the original data card, in the condition of a new car and with a CLASSIC DATA CERTIFICATE, state 1!
IMPORTANT! Given details are descriptions without obligations and don't represent warranted qualities. The vendor isn't liable for (input data) errors. Viewing only possible by APPOINTMENT! You can reach us daily from 9:00 to 20:00 CET by Phone +49 (0) 831-10000, or eMail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purchase - exchange - commission sale - restoration - repair - financing - leasing - customer service - import / export - transport logistics - good & honest advice.