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Grey Blue Metallic | Roadster | 3 Speed Automatic | 2.8 litre | 96,916 miles showing | AU$235,995
The handsomely styled Mercedes-Benz W113 Pagoda SL is one of the most collectable, eminently usable and universally loved classics ever to grace the road.
Penned by Paul Bracq, the Mercedes-Benz 280 SL was the final, best performing and most refined iteration of the Pagoda Roof W113 SL series cars.
Offering the perfect combination of Benz race-bred pedigree and timeless architecture the 230, 250 and 280 SL’s are destined to remain a popular and coveted car for generations to come.
The 280 SL is the third iteration of the 113 series benefitting primarily from a larger engine but also offered four-wheel disc brakes and a beautifully restyled interior with contemporary chrome switches, dials and door release catches, power steering, reclining seats and a large boot as standard. The 280 SL also featured a much more civilised and quieter ride, shorter gearing ratios, improved rust proofing and more torque than its predecessors.
The car offered is an exceptionally well restored and Australian delivered Mercedes-Benz 280 SL finished in the delightful colour combination of Blue Grey over Cream MB Tex trim and optioned with the more desirable 4 speed automatic transmission.
The subject of a professional restoration finalised in 2013 with many exacting details this 280SL offers hypnotising classic motoring for the 21st Century, a proper time machine that with its smells, sounds and silky-smooth driving dynamics takes you back to the height of 60’s and 70’s automotive sports-luxury.
Using a combination of painstakingly sourced parts along with expertly refurbished period pieces this 280 SL still features it’s hard to find original fittings like the hand-made timber inserts atop the dash, the original and well-restored Becker Mexico radio and Bakelite Mercedes-Benz steering wheel, even the correct MB stamped fuel filler cap and period correct non-white wall tyres are fitted.
A testament to how well this car has been cared for, the overall condition is outstanding.
From the dynamic paintwork that highlights all of the subtle and distinctly pagoda body lines like the shoulder that runs the full length of the body, to the well-appointed interior with push/turn switches and VDO dials that never lose their entertainment factor as well as the plush pile carpets so neatly fitted.
Forever collectable and so perfectly usable for weekend getaways with the roof up or down, this beautifully presented 280 SL Pagoda is an easy choice.
A rare opportunity to own an Australian delivered 280 SL in excellent condition and just in time for top-down-driving weather, this example is prepped to drive off the showroom floor and help you escape mundane.