1969 Mercedes-Benz SL Pagode

280 SL Pagoda | German car | History | Restored in Germany | Matching Nr. & Colors


  • Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    61 800 km / 38 401 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
  • Engine number 
  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver grey metallic (180)
  • Metallic 
  • Interior colour 
  • Interior brand colour 
    Leather black (9000)
  • Interior type 
  • Number of doors 
  • Number of seats 
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
  • Gearbox 
  • Performance 
    170 PS / 126 kW / 168 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
  • Fuel type 


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The German 280 SL Pagoda offered here impresses with its impeccable condition and complete history since its delivery in 1969 in Berlin. All numbers and colors match those on the available Daimler-Benz data card (Matching Numbers & Colors), and the total mileage of 151,200 km is traceable. The first vehicle registration certificate is available, in it all vehicle owners are registered. The current owner purchased the roadster in 1993, the sales contract is available. Since then, all work carried out has been meticulously documented and kept, together with other general documentation on the Pagoda they fill two large folders.

In 1994, the interior and carpets were to be renewed by a well-known German Pagoda specialist. During disassembly, it was noticed that the floor and bulkhead panels were rusted through, whereupon the current owner decided to have the bodywork fully restored.

The engine and transmission had previously been completely overhauled in 1986. Complete documentation of the restoration based on photos and invoices is available. In the following years, the cavity preservation and the underbody protection were regularly renewed, so that the vehicle is still in an almost perfect condition today.

The engine is still today, approx. 60,000 km after the overhaul, in an excellent condition. Thanks to meticulous care and regular service (receipts available), it starts reliably and runs very clean. The transmission was completely overhauled in 2020, and the soft top was also renewed in the original black "Sonnenland" fabric.

The Pagoda is a truly all-around collector's item that also cuts a fine figure on the road - the perfect companion for the coming summer.

Equipment and special features
• Hardtop in car color
• Automatic gearbox with middle shift
• Power steering
• Seat belts front left and right
• Hazard warning lights
• Mechanical Antenna
• Soft top black (9001)

• Engine and transmission complete overhaul at Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart (1986)
• Full restoration at Pagoda specialist in Germany (1994)
• Regular cavity sealing (last 2017)
• Regular service incl. lubrication (last May 2020)
• New soft top incl. seals (2020)
• Transmission overhaul (2020)

• Copy of the original Daimler-Benz data card
• Old registration documents with all owners until today
• Purchase contract of the current owner (1993)
• Two full folders with invoices and documents
• List of all costs and work done since 1993
• Documentation of the restoration in 1994 incl. photos & invoices
• TÜV reports since 1994
• Mercedes-Benz Classic certificate
• Expert's reports (2004, 2010, 2014, 2017)

History of the series
The top model of the SL series W 113 produces 170 hp from its 2.8 l displacement. As the successor to the 190 SL series, it fulfilled the wishes of many customers for more power and comfort. Due to the smooth running of the large in-line six-cylinder engine, the Pagoda also offered exceptionally good cruising qualities, making it a pleasant companion on rallies & trips.

The safety measures, which were new and trend-setting for the time, ensure a relaxed feeling. These included a defused interior without corners and edges, seat belts as special equipment and defined crumple zones.

The name "Pagoda" was given to it by the vernacular, as the concave roof resembles temples from the Far East - in other words, pagodas. Yet the shape was originally intended quite rationally as an improvement in space.


The vehicle is located in our showroom in Stuttgart-Plieningen, close to the airport/trade fair. A test drive and an inspection on the car lift are possible by arrangement.

The sale takes place on request with new inspection, service and TÜV. We also offer a wide range of accessories for your new dream car. If required, we can also deliver the vehicle to you in a closed trailer.

Opening hours: Mon - Sat by appointment

Carola Daimler Cars is a company owned by the great-granddaughter of inventor and visionary Gottlieb Daimler. We collect, trade and broker classic cars, youngtimers and collectibles with potential and history. We place particular emphasis on quality, history and preserved charm.

Leasing/Financing: We would be happy to have our partner provide you with a tailor-made leasing & financing offer for this vehicle.

Subject to prior sale and errors for this offer excepted. The vehicle description on the Internet serves only for the general identification of the vehicle and does not represent a warranty in the sense of sales law. Only the agreements in the purchase contract are decisive.