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ESTIMATE £37,000- £43,000

Auction The London Classic Car Show

Lot Details

Lot Number 234
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number 11304412008214
Year 1969
Make Mercerdes-Benz
Model 280SL Pagoda

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Description

‘Some cars don’t change, they just get better. The Mercedes-Benz 280 SL, latest version of a line that began as the 230 SL in 1963, is the same as ever, just better,’ concluded Road & Track after testing a 280 SL in 1968. ‘For those who value engineering finesse and high quality construction, it’s alone in the field,’ enthused the highly respected American motoring magazine, while its manufacturer considered the 280 SL, ‘a Grand Tourer in the traditional sense’ and ‘a unique combination of sports car performance and saloon car comfort (a Mercedes-Benz saloon naturally).’

The last of a popular and extremely successful line begun with the 230 SL of 1963, the Mercedes-Benz 280 SL was introduced in 1967 powered by a new 2.8-litre six-cylinder engine that produced 180bhp, 20 horsepower more than the preceding 250 SL’s. The 280 SL’s 120mph top speed was no greater but it was significantly quicker off the mark, its 0-60mph time of 10 seconds being a whole second better than its predecessor’s. Christened ‘Pagoda’ after their distinctive cabin shape with its generous glass area, these SL models were amongst the best-loved sports-tourers of their day and remain highly sought after by collectors.

Offered with a current MOT due to expire in October 2019, this lovely 280SL has over the years clearly been very well-looked after. Remaining in remarkably original and unmolested condition throughout, this Lot represents a great opportunity to purchase a lovely and usable 280SL that has not been overly restored yet in fantastic condition. Recently serviced and ready for its next custodian!


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