1968 Mercedes-Benz SL Pagode

280 SL Pagoda

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1/1968
  • Mileage 
    1 km / 1 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Country VAT 
    DE
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Climate control
    Yes
  • Reference number 
    129C
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used with guarantee
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Dark red
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Performance 
    170 PS / 126 kW / 168 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

MERCEDES-BENZ 280 SL

A superior display of power coupled with sporty elegance: the Mercedes-Benz Pagoda presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1963 caused a sensation not only among experts. The 230 SL was the worlds first sports car with an innovative safety body, from 1967 to 1971 the further developed 280 SL came off the production line. The two-seater Roadster is launched with unique comfort, exeptional performance and unprecedented driving safety for a sports car. Visually, the removeable coupé roof designed by Paul Braque and arched inwards is reminiscent of the curved roofs of asian temples and the "Pagode" was born. BRABUS is now reviving this legend with the unique 6-star restoration.

Engine: 6-cylinder in line with 4-speed automatic transmission
Milage: 0 Km after restoration
Capacity: 2778 cm³
Performance: 125KW / 170HP
Vmax: ca. 200 Km/h
Production date: 25.01.1968

Factory equipment:

542 colour: dark red
040 Hardtop: black
241 upholstery: leather black
241 carpet: dark grey
740 soft top: black
--- wood panels: burled wood

401 single seats
416 hardtop mounted
426 power steering
503 external mirror left
514 radio Becker
597 heat insulating glass with band filter
600 garnish mouldings on hardtop

Specials:

- 280SL "Pagoda" with early production date and FIN ( ..000397 )
- Classic colour combination of dark red and black with leather black
- Matching Numbers according to MB-data card
- Classic Data appraisal grade 1 ( A+ ) with cerificate
- BRABUS Classic 6 Star ground-up restoration
- BRABUS Classic 2-year-warrenty without mileage limit
- BRABUS Classic pre-delivery check and first service
- BRABUS photobook with restoration and studio pictures

Sale price net, ex works Bottrop 250.420,16 EUR
plus 19% VAT 47.579,84 EUR

Sale price gross, ex works Bottrop 298.000,00 EUR

The BRABUS Classic 6-Star Restoration

Thousands of hours of labor, the expertise from more than 40 years of experience with Mercedes-Benz cars, and an unconditional love of detail: That is what distinguishes a BRABUS Classic 6-Star Restoration. At the end of this elaborate process are historically authentic automotive works of art – in a quality as if the classic had just come off the production line. A solid investment with an incomparable fun factor.

From the first to the last screw

The start of any BRABUS Classic 6-Star Restoration of a Mercedes-Benz classic always is the complete disassembly of the base vehicle in our workshop. All parts are inspected and indexed in the process. Unserviceable parts are discarded. Others that are suitable for reconditioning are returned to new condition by our specialists with utmost care. All missing, damaged or worn out components are replaced with newly manufactured genuine Mercedes parts – from the first to the last bolt. An unparalleled approach in the restoration of vintage cars.

New age shine

The automotive gem is brought back to life with maximum precision and deep devotion: This starts with the chemical removal of all paint. The engine and transmission are thoroughly overhauled, the interior is elaborately restored, the body is given a cataphoretic dip primer coat as can be found on modern production vehicles and then undergoes a comprehensive rust protection treatment before receiving its final paint finish. Once all work steps are completed, the Mercedes classic once again shines in its new old luster.

GRADE A+ CERTIFICATE

After the completed BRABUS Classic 6-Star Restoration, Classic Data, the leading experts’ organization for vintage cars, awards the vehicle a grade of A+. In addition, because of the unique quality of the work and its true-to-the-original character, the vehicle is given a supplementary certificate attesting it "new car character." The car is like new – the BRABUS Classic 6-Star Restoration even surpasses the original delivery condition with regard to the quality of workmanship and rust protection. A classic you can only find in this quality at BRABUS Classic.

Of course, a BRABUS Classic 6-Star Restoration is in line with the "matching numbers“ principle: The restored vehicle came off the production line at the time with exactly the same engine and transmission that it is equipped with now. This also applies to all other parts and major assemblies. In addition, the paint color and the color of the interior plus many more details correspond to the original version.