Lot 267 - 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda
|Odometer reading||2,905 km|
|Estimate||£40,000 - £45,000|
The Mercedes-Benz W113 SL was developed under the auspices of Mercedes-Benz Technical Director Fritz Nallinger, Chief Engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut and Head of Styling, Friedrich Geiger. The lead designers were Paul Bracq and Béla Barényi who created its distinctive, patented, slightly concave hardtop which inspired the 'Pagoda' nickname. The model was manufactured from 1963 through to 1971 and boasted an in-line straight six engine with multi-port fuel injection. The larger capacity 280 (2.8 litre) was introduced in 1967 and remained largely unchanged until 1971 and represents the most desirable of all the SL range, producing, as it does, more power with an improved five bearing crankshaft.
This Mercedes-Benz has recently been imported from the U.S. and presents in very good order. The 2.8 litre engine runs well and is mated to a manual gearbox making this a delight to drive. The red metallic paintwork is in good order as is the tan interior. Not currently registered in the UK although all the paperwork such as the NOVA is present and correct should you wish to do so. Very attractively estimated given the buoyant market for these bigger engine Pagoda's.
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