The Mercedes-Benz W113 was introduced at the Geneva Motorshow on 14th March 1963 and production ran until 1971. Initially introduced with a 150hp 2.3l engine 230SL, by December 1967 the engine grew to 2.8 litre straight six, 280SL, producing 170hp and 180lbft. The smaller capacity engine performance rating was best described as optimistic, the later 280 engine was bench tested for two hours prior to fitting by Mercedes-Benz to ensure power output and reliability.
Mercedes-Benz looked to advance their brand and focused on vehicle safety. Based on Bela Barenyi extensive work, the W 113 was the first sports car with a "safety body.” It had a rigid passenger cell and designated crumple zones with impact-absorbing front and rear sections built into the vehicle structure. The interior was "rounded," with all hard corners and edges removed. The W 113 was also the first Mercedes-Benz with radial tires.
The name ‘Pagoda’ refers to the roof design and was never officially called the ‘Pagoda’. The name was first used in a French magazine and stuck. The design of the roof was intentional and was Barenyi’s focus on safety rather than esthetics or aerodynamics. In fact the roof initially caused aerodynamic issues which they resolved.
On the television show Top Gear (Season 3, Episode 8) the 280 SL is thought of highly, notably being described by its host Jeremy Clarkson as one of the cars from the 1960s that has stood the test of time, being "from a time when Mercedes was still building its cars properly".
Our car is a matching numbers example and beautifully presented having had a full restoration. It comes with the iconic Pagoda hardtop and a soft top for the odd April shower while enjoying the ‘Pagoda’ roof off. The car finished production in very late August 1970. The exterior colour is original factory Light Ivory 670H, very rare for a 1970. Originally supplied to USA market, spending most of it time in Colorado with 4 owners
Champagne gold, hard and soft tops, auto, 2 owners, 67,060 miles only, full documented history from new Stunning low mileage example, was in private mercedes collection since 2003. hard to find like this.
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1979 Mercedes Benz 280SL
..Great Looking Convertible
..Rebuilt 6-Cyl Engine in 1999
..Unknown Mileage on re-build
..Engine not original to car but
..Engine from another Mercedes w/ same specs
..Original Rebuilt Transmission in 1999
..White Paint in Good Condition
Hard & Soft tops - Silver Metallic paintwork with Grey leather seating which are electrically adjustable and heated.This car has covered just 83,000 miles and has 11 stamps in the service book - the first 7 were carried by Mercedes dealers - last serviced at 80,760 miles.A very well equipped car having .....
This car was bought from the private collection of a passionate classic car owner. Before that the car belonged to a family in Atlanta USA who bought it when it was released from the factory back in 1970. All this car needs is the love of yet another Mercedes enthousiastic.
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We Are Delighted To Offer For Sale This Stunning Classic 280SL. This Vehicle Has A Black Power Hood, Beige Leather Electric Seats, Dark Wood Interior Trim, Radio CD System with CD Changer, Electric Windows & Door Mirrors, Electric Folding Door Mirrors, Central Locking, Alarm, Climate Control, Cruise .....
***ON HOLD*** 1969; Auto: PAS; White/Black Leather; Recent Full Bare Metal Re-spray; Original Wood, Seats, Carpet & Soft top; Totally Original & Unrestored; 1 Lady OWNER from new; 49k mls only. *** ON HOLD ***
Mercedes 280SL sports pagoda 1968 finished in brilliant artic white with superb contrasting interior,hard and soft tops,automatic,power steering,cd stereo system,This car is one of the finest we have ever seen having had thousands spent through its life keeping it to the highest standard it is today,and .....
mercedes w124 e class estates arriving monthly from japan.right hand drive and left hand drive e200 e280 e320.all rust free condition.will be fully uk registered on age related plate or unregistered if prefer.supplied with 12 months uk mot.low mileage with no corrosion (see pics)can be sold either fully .....