1971 Mercedes-Benz SL Pagode

280 SL


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Estimate: $80,000 - ­ $95,000

Chassis Number: 11304412020551
Decoded: 113=Sports Roadster; 044=2.8 Liter 6­-cylinder engine; 12=Automatic Transmission; 020551=20,551st 280 SL scheduled for production
Engine: 2778 cc SOHC in­line 6­-cylinder
Bosch Fuel Injection / 195 bhp
4­-Speed Floor Shifted Automatic Transmission
Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Mileage: 95,979

● One of the Last "Pagoda" Era Roasters
● Beautiful Restoration
● Well Appointed and Turn-Key Ready

The Model: When the stylish “113” style was first introduced for the 1964 model year with the 230 SL, it was hailed as one of the most innovative luxury sports cars ever produced. Sales were strong and it cemented the Mercedes brand as a producer of car people really wanted. For 1967 that engine was boosted from 2.3L to 2.5L giving the car just a bit more power, but it was the 280 SL released in the latter part of the 1968 model year that brought this beautiful convertible to its fullest potential. Combined with the Bosch electronic fuel ­injection system, these car deliver performance an enthusiast demanded, but were still tame enough for a relaxing drive or even as a grocery getter appealing to all genders with its style and handsome looks. Today the “Pagoda” era SL’s are appreciated for their, style, performance and contributions to the Mercedes heritage.

The Car: This “Pagoda” roadster would be a welcomed addition to most every collection that appreciates the finest in design and performance. Reported to be in excellent mechanical condition it has been given a recent servicing. It is fitted with an era-­correct Blaupunkt Multi­Band radio for the AM, FM and even short­wave bands, plus a proper air-conditioning system. Finished in dark blue the soft and supple parchment leather seats are inviting you to explore the countryside or a cruise along the shoreline. Fitted with both the removable hardtop, the back window being heated, as well as a like­-new new soft top, this SL is ready for an enjoyable drive any time of the year. Also included is a set of factory tools with storage pouch. Featuring fit and finish at or above Stuttgart’s strict policy of perfection, this little convertible is ready for the road.