1968 Mercedes 280SL Pagoda LHD Auto W113 /// Beautifully Restored For Sale
FOR SALE: A beautifully restored 280SL automatic in gorgeous metallic blue, matching numbers.
Metallic Blue paintwork, Black MB-Tex upholstery, Becker radio, Air conditioning, Power steering, Folding soft-top in black, Driver and passenger side door mirrors, Lockable glove compartment, Dash clock, Cigar lighter, Ashtray, Rubber boot mat, Spare wheel with cover.
The simple yet elegant lines of the SL strike a stunning pose against our studio backdrop. The glistening metallic blue paintwork presents beautifully all round and has to be one of the best colour choices for a Mercedes of this vintage. Having been restored to a very high standard in recent years, the overall finish is extremely good with all the brightwork retaining a flawless mirror shine. The front and rear light clusters are in perfect condition and the black fabric soft-top is without any signs of wear; the rear window remains clear and crack-free.
The SL’s cabin is a glamorous place to be with the classic design of the dashboard, switchgear, over-sized steering wheel and horn-push ring. The original Becker radio is still in place and the dealer-fitted air con unit can be found below the dash. The black MB-Tex seats are in excellent original condition and the brown woven carpets are free from any notable rips or marking. Inside the boot area the spare wheel is wrapped in its original vinyl covering and a fresh rubber mat lines the floor.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 280SL is powered by Mercedes’ silky-smooth 2.8-litre M130 straight six. The engine bay of this Matching Numbers example looks in first-rate condition throughout, with most ancillary components having been either restored or replaced to maintain a fresh appearance. Since arriving at 4 Star the Pagoda has been inspected, MOT’d and fully serviced for the new keeper’s piece of mind. Out on the road it really is a joy to drive, with effortless power delivery and almost seamless gear changes.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 14-inch wheel covers look great with their polished outer rims and metallic blue painted centres. Each one presents in extremely good order, free from any unsightly curb marking or scratches. The steel wheels are shod in a matching set of period-style whitewall tyres with plenty of tread remaining. Being a 280SL this example sports disc brakes all round, which operate faultlessly on test.
This charming left-hand drive Pagoda was manufactured in Germany in August 1968. The History File is complete with all the relevant import documentation, a Date of Manufacture letter from Mercedes, and a copy of the factory data card confirming the build specification, etc. This Matching Numbers car is now fully serviced with a clean MOT valid until January 2020.
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