1969 Mercedes-Benz SL Pagode

280 SL Automatique No Reserve

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Lot number 
    158
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    White
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis # 11304412011783
Engine no.130.983-12-007489

- Restored vehicle
- Most powerful version
- Versatile
- No reserve

This Mercedes-Benz 280SL is the top of the W113 range, since it is equipped with the most powerful mechanicals, from the S class, installed under the hood of a body designed by Paul Bracq. The car was immediately successful, and remains until today, thanks in particular to its reliability and versatility of use.
The car on offer was registered on August 1, 1969. Delivered new in papyrus white color, it features an automatic transmission and power steering and benefitted from a restoration before joining the collection in 2015. The bodywork is sound and has been repainted, while the midnight blue hood has also benefited from a refurbishment. The upholstery in blue leatherette is well preserved, with its matching carpets. The dashboard features a vintage Becker Grand Prix car radio and the odometer reads 54,961 km. In 2015, an overhaul of the mechanicals and the brakes was carried out, and the following year, a stainless steel exhaust system was fitted. We noted the absence of the hard-top, the complicated use of which will not make the new owner miss it too much. In addition to the usual checks, the latter will also have to replace the neiman. A 2019 expertise report comes with the car. Well maintained and in a beautiful condition, this Pagoda SL is an interesting and worthy representative of a model which marked the history of the marque with the star.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1969-mercedes-benz-280-sl-automatique-no-reserve-3980-158

Photos © Mathieu Bonnevie