Mercedes 280 SL Pagoda
Probably the best restored RHD Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda in the world.
The Mercedes SL Pagoda is one of the most recognisable cars to wear the three-pointed star on its bonnet. The car was produced in its most powerful "280" guise from 1967-1971 and widely recognised as the best to drive, mainly due to the increased power.
We are incredibly fortunate to be able to offer a perfect example of a 280 Pagoda; a car that has just undergone a year-long restoration project creating a vehicle that is better than when it rolled off the production line in 1969.
The car itself has only had 3 owners in its life and the full history is presented with the car, including especially rare original factory specification datacards. However, the stunning history of the car can be overshadowed by the incredible craftsmanship that has gone in to making this 280 one of the best in the world.
It is impossible to list in this advert all that has been done on this car, however in the 2,500 hours spent on it, no expense has been spared. Not only has the car enjoyed a full respray and re-chrome, there has also been a full re-trim and all of the mechanical parts have either been replaced in accordance with original specification, or removed and meticulously restored to a perfect condition. Furthermore, there has also been full new Bosch electrics fitted to the car, on top of new fuel pumps and injectors - this car is brand new in every way!
As you would expect for a brand new car, it is presented to the absolute highest of standards. The 461 Bronze Brown metallic complements the Cognac interior, with a freshly restored and repainted hard-top and brand-new brown soft top also sold with the car. We advise that anyone interested in a Pagoda comes and sees this car in the flesh, as words cannot do it justice. Also we have the extensive history and photos of the restoration work documenting all that has been done to create the car that sits today.
This is truly a special car and a one-off investment opportunity to buy a brand-new 1960s icon in 2014.