1969 Mercedes-Benz SL Pagode

280 ZF 5


  • Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    77 000 km / 47 846 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Metallic 
  • Interior colour 
  • Number of doors 
  • Number of seats 
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
  • Gearbox 
  • Performance 
    125 kW / 170 PS / 168 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
  • Fuel type 


This gem is the most wanted version of the iconic Mercedes-Benz Pagoda-family: the 280SL with the extremely rare ZF 5-speed gearbox. This car was shipped in the summer of 69 to its first owner in Lebanon, so it is a “European version”. At the time, Lebanon was a centre of wealth, style and freedom of speech. This rare car was ordered appropriately in Sandy beige métallic with a black hardtop and black MBtex interior. The pièce de résistance is of course the very rare and exclusive ZF five speed gearbox, an option that costed a staggering 500$ at the time.
The car presented finds itself in a perfect driving condition: the 280SL-engine runs very smooth and pulls strong, the gearbox shifts smotthly and precise. The interior is largely original and the body has been repainted once in a slightly different from original color. The paintwork has some usage-marks and the front bumper has a dent in it. furthermore no rust to bes een and every part is fully functional as it should be. This gem can be used as-is without any problem or extra costs and is ready for lots of carefree miles. Next to that, she is also ani deal candidate for a nuts & bolts restoration to concours quality because of the extremely high prices Pagoda’s with ZF gearbox tend to sell for these days.

Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to own the rarest of Pagoda’s, she can be yours for just 127.000€!