Mercedes 280 SL W113 Pagoda for sale
The Mercedes SL range of cars has been around for a very long time. The name means “Super Light” and a Mercedes SL is always a two-seater roadster. The Mercedes W113 range of cars includes 230SL, the short-lived 250SL and the 280SL. Mercedes produced nearly 49,000 cars of the W113 from 1963 to 1971, and about 40% of these Mercedes convertibles were sold in America. The Mercedes SL was available with a hardtop that was concave, hence the name Pagoda. Mercedes used 6-cylinder engines going from 2.3 litre up to 2.8 at the end. Hardtop was an option, and these cars were available with automatic or manual gearbox.
Exterior: This Mercedes 280 SL for sale here is presented in a wonderful colour combination. Colour 467 sand beige metallic with brown soft top and interior. It is an older paintwork with some smaller traces of use. The body work is rust free and healthy. All the exterior chrome details are very nice and all panels on the car fit very well. The headlights reveal this is a car sold new in America. The side markers were deleted when the car was repainted some 20 years ago. The brown cloth soft top is brand new and has a perfect stretch to it. Rolling on original wheels and correct tyre size. If you prefer a set of Barock wheels, we have a set available for you. The Mercedes 280SL also comes with a hardtop in the same colour as the car. However, the hardtop needs to be restored.
Interior: Brown was a typical colour for this time period and this Mercedes 280SL looks very elegant with brown carpets and seats. The delicate instruments all look beautiful and are fully functional. Not seen in the photos is a Mercedes windschott that can easily be fitted. In the trunk, you find the original spare wheel and jack. This vintage Mercedes 280 SL for sale comes with an original hardtop in the same colour as the car. There is a modern stereo fitted to the dashboard that is easy to remove.
Engine and mechanics: This Mercedes W113 is with manual gearbox and personally I like it better than the automatic. I can hold the gears as long as I like, and this particular Pagoda has a fantastic exhaust note just around 3,000 rpm. This is a car that feels very good on the road and the engine feels strong. A lot of work has been done to the car recently. Here are the main things.
- The Bosch injection pump was completely rebuilt by specialist in Germany
- New engine mounts, thermostat radiator hoses etc
- Heater valves and wires
- Speedometer wire
- New rubber seals in the doors
- All ignition parts replaced recently
- New taillights left and right
History: The Mercedes 280 SL came back to Sweden from Oregon USA in 1997. The first owner in Sweden had the car for 1 year and the second owner had the car until today. The Mercedes is very well-documented with 3-4 binders of receipts for parts and work done as well as a lot of information in regards to the model. Workshop manual is also along. If you live in Sweden and have a Mercedes W113 Pagoda that you would like to sell. Please contact us here.
What makes this Mercedes 280 SL special?
- Top colour combination
- Very original car
- Runs perfect
- New soft top