Lot 189 - 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda
|Odometer reading||59,035 miles|
|Result||Sold - £104,696|
- Complete with matching hard and soft top
- Complete with MoT test certificate
- Full bare-metal, photographic restoration
Mercedes-Benz have produced some of the most famous sporting classic cars the world has ever seen, no more so than the 280 SL Pagoda dating back to the 1960’s. With three engine options on offer, the most collectible was, by far, the 2.8 litre model. Not only BMW, France’s TGV and Citroën, Paul Bracq was the designer responsible for the skilful lines that made-up this range of sporting icons. All bonnet panels, door skins, boot lids and tonneau covers were composed of aluminium giving the car an overall lightness which contributed to the performance that was very well received by the general public. The driving experience and build quality are highly respected and, as a result, still highly collectable today.
Built originally for the American market, this 1969 model was imported into the UK in 2012 as a rust-free example. With 55,454 miles recorded at that time, it was sold to the previous owner who then placed it into secure storage. Since then, it was delivered to custom car specialists Hot Rod Technologies based in Hayes, Middlesex for a complete, ground-up restoration. During that time, the car was brought up to European specification which included removing the side marker lamps and the fitting of European-style headlights. It was also finished in the fetching original blue colour, code #903, with matching hardtop, dark blue soft top and a tan leather interior. It also benefits from the original factory air-conditioning unit and is supplied with V5C registration documents, a documented full photographic restoration and an valid MoT test certificate. These Pagodas are always a pleasure to drive, particularly in good weather when the roof is down and the smooth six-cylinder engine can really be enjoyed.
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