The Details

Mercedes 280SL Pagoda




  • Mileage: 92,500
  • Year: 1970
  • MOT Expiry: Exempt
  • Exterior Colour: Sandy Beige Metallic (467)
  • Interior Colour: Dark Brown (138)
  • Top speed: 121
  • 0-60mph: 9.0
  • BHP: 168
  • Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
  • Engine Capacity: 2778cc
  • Engine Configuration: Straight 6


Sandy Beige Metallic paintwork, Dark Brown MB-Tex upholstery, Soft-top in Dark Brown, 4-Speed automatic transmission, Whitewall tyres, Becker Europa radio, Dash clock, Spare wheel with cover, Rubber boot mat, Cigar lighter, Ash tray, Mercedes tool kit.


This beautiful automatic 280SL is in amazing original condition and when purchased by the current owner he wanted to go the extra mile to make the car perfect. A complete strip-down and bare metal repaint were commissioned and pleasingly the car was found to be completely rust- and accident-free. There are hundreds of photographs documenting the SL’s original condition and the huge amount of work that went into the now flawless finish. The car was carefully reassembled and any items showing any wear were replaced. The result is simply breath-taking. Lots of these cars begin as rusty restoration projects that often lose their original charm; this is the perfect blend of a well-maintained example that has been sympathetically taken to an extremely high standard.



The dark tobacco coloured interior is the perfect match with the glistening metallic gold paintwork. Again, all very original and in outstanding condition. There is no damage or wear to the seats or carpets, and everything works as it should.


Under current ownership the Pagoda has been in regular use and has completed several weekend driving trips without fault. The last service was carried out at 91,992 miles, and at the same time the car was treated to a brand new OEM-style stainless exhaust. Prior to this all mechanicals were examined in fine detail by SS Motors in Weybridge with other notable works including new fuel injectors, fuel lines, a fuel pump, water pump, fuel tank, etc.

History File

The History File includes the owner’s manual, original sales brochure, factory data card, and Date of Manufacture letter from Mercedes. The extensive paperwork is complete with all recent invoices detailing the above-mentioned work carried out; these are further backed up with a raft of detailed photographs.

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