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For Sale: 1968 Mercedes Benz W113 280sl "Pagoda"

For Sale: 1968 Mercedes Benz W113 280sl "Pagoda"

Thursday, 21 April, 2022 | Posted by: gareth@crossley-webb.com

Highlights:

  • Desirable right-hand drive 280sl Pagoda with automatic gearbox
  • In single ownership for the past 17 years
  • High quality older restoration
  • Well maintained – one of the best driving Pagoda’s
  • Becker Mexico – modern retro radio model BE7948 (worth R 50 000)
  • Numbers correct example

Introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963 and remaining in production until 1971, the Mercedes W113 “Pagoda” got the nickname from the slightly concave hardtop designed by Paul Bracq. The 280 SL’s 6-cylinder 2.8-liter engine develops and impressive 170 BHP and was paired to either a 4-speed automatic or the manual gearbox with 4 or five forward gears.

The Pagoda’s timeless elegant design and exceptional ease of use make it popular amongst both car collectors and those entering the collector car world. In addition, these models are well supported by Mercedes Benz and model specialists with a vast network of suppliers.