1963 Mercedes-Benz SL Pagode

280SL

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1963
  • Mileage 
    48 498 km / 30 136 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Ivory White
  • Interior colour 
    Brown
  • Interior brand colour 
    Light Brown
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Model information:

The Geneva Motor Show of March 1963 was the scene of a remarkable and well-regarded première: Daimler-Benz presented the Mercedes-Benz 230 SL. This car held the balance between the sporty tuning of a classic roadster but added to them the comfort of a two-seater touring car featuring high performance and the most advanced features for optimum driving safety. The 230 SL was available from summer 1963 in three versions: an open-top car with a folding soft top that could be operated with the greatest of ease – that in itself was a minor sensation; an open-top version with hardtop, and finally as hardtop coupé.

The “Pagoda” was the first SL in which sporty speed combined with safety as a design objective.

Car information:

• Impressive history file from new
• Completely nut and bolt restored
• Extremely easy-to-handle folding top & hard top
• Six-cylinder engine with six-plunger fuel injection pump
• Disc brakes on front
• Interior: light brown leather