1968 Mercedes 280 SL Pagoda SOLD
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|Complete rotisserie restoration|
Only 100 miles covered since
It's certainly no secret that we do love a Pagoda, having been brought up with them as youngsters & then used them for tours on the Continent, our appreciation from them only ever grows stronger
Unerringly reliable, pretty to look at and easy to drive with ample performance they transport their passengers safely in both comfort and style
When new they were the first sports car to have been designed with an eye on safety and featured a rigid passenger cell and designated impact absorbing crumple zones in all four wings
Today they are still spritely enough but the feeling of solidity and sternness one gets when behind the wheel, or indeed in the passenger seat, pays tribute to the pioneering ethos of the designers who wanted people to feel safe inside the car
This is also part of what makes them such great cars for touring today, in addition to the rather large boot and rear luggage shelf
This particular example has been given a full engine out & body off restoration by ourselves, so the specification is very unusual and probably unique
A few years ago we thought it would be fun to find a rust free and mechanically healthy car as a base for creating our ideal Pagoda
We chose to paint her in Wildberry, a 1990's Rolls-Royce & Bentley colour, as we thought it would look so good with the tan leather and beige carpets we chose.
A nice touch, we feel, are the Nardi wooden steering wheel, soft green tinted glass (including the fully restored hard top as well) and Becker Mexico Retro stereo, which, even if rather expensive, do add to the overall classic feel of this Pagoda
Obviously the original steering wheel can be refitted should the new owner prefers
There are those who would suggest you should stick to Mercedes own colours and as close to original as possible but our mindset is that if you are restoring a car its' not going to be original anyway so you might as well improve where possible
The restoration has taken roughly two years to complete, from stripping her down to a bare shell (all parts of the restoration have been photographed, as you would expect), all mechanical components removed and all interior trim too
Our team did all of the works except the mechanical works, to whom we entrusted our great friends at Steve Redfern Motor Co in Wimbledon - you couldn't ask for a better team to work with
The fresh fully rebuilt engine, fresh gearbox, original back axle, suspension and brake systems do really set this car off from the norm and without Steve and his team, this Pagoda would not be the best driving version we have ever had before - high praise indeed from our end
Similarly the colours really make this car and we really think this is prettiest Pagoda we have ever seen too
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This very pretty Pagoda is in more than new condition
A complete rotisserie restoration was carried out in Germany, by Arthur Bechtel Classic Motors in Boblingen who have been in business for nearly 50 years, so they certainly know how to do things right
Seeing is believing, as th
An Immaculate condition Low Mileage Mercedes-Benz SLK 3.0 SLK280 7G-Tronic 2dr 2008 (08reg) Convertible 44,501 miles Automatic 3.0L Petrol Upgrades - Airscarf - Neck Level Heating, Heated Seats, Mercedes Benz Audio 50 Radio/CD,Latest, Bluetooth System Fitted With Telephone Bluetooth with Hands Free, Alloy Wheels - 17in
This original 1968 Mercedes Benz 280SL was imported to South Africa by Vintage Car Importers in January 2015 and has since been restored extensively. It is equipped with both hard and soft top, Right hand drive, automatic gearbox and in excellent overall condition.
Electric sunroof, Blaupunkt Berlin ACR m remote control arm, 4speed-manual, Stainless exhaust, Aluminum Rims MB.
Absolutely perfect interior.Completely free from corrosion and runs like a dream with 164.000Km Guaranteed!
Very few owners and all documentation.
The S-Class 280 models were luxurious and comfortable. This full sized sedan offered luxury and comfort and were well known for quality workmanship.
This 1971 Mercedes 280 SE is an excellent driver. The exterior is tan and the paint is very good. Interior is brown and in very good condition.
Engine is the 3.
bootlid handle for a 280sl
Date of Manufacture: 12 Feb. 1970
Type: 280 SE/C
Model: 280 SE 3.5 Coupe
Body: 2dr coupe
Chassis number: 111.026-12-000445
Engine series: M116
Engine specifications: 3.499cc, 8 cylinders in
1983 Convertible with hard and blue soft top
Complete with extensive history file (mainly dealer)
Silver blue with half cloth blue interior
Excellent condition throughout
A versatile Classic: a joy to live with on a daily basis
Bundt style 15 holes alloys
1971 Mercedes 280SL Roadster
..6 Cylinder Engine
..Factory Well Markings
..New Gas Tank
..New Fuel Pump
..Tan Leather Interior
..Asking $65,000 USD
..e-Mail or Call
..Call Rod: 001-712-767-2363
..Mobile Phone: 001
Very nice 280SLC with 152000km
Air Condition,leather interior, sun roof.
Car is very good and no work is needed.