In 1963 on the Geneva Motor show, the all new W113, Mercedes 'Pagoda' 230SL was introduced. It's very sleek and elegant design introduced a complete new Design wind within Mercedes. Beautifully designed by Paul Bracq, Béla Barényi and Friedrich Geiger, the design brought airiness, roominess and elegant timeless lines and was well appreciated by the public.
Production of the Mercedes W113 commenced in June 1963 with the 230sl. Living up to the heritage of its predecessors, the infamous 300sl and the smaller 190sl, was a big task. However, with the uprated 250SL in 1966 and the biggest, 280sl model in 1967, it was a top selling product in the very high end luxury market and lived up to the task extremely well.
The formula seemed to be a great success and the W113 Pagoda has iconic status today. The Pagoda is one of the most sought after 2-door sports roadsters for Sunday cruises as well for the heavier rally work. The top model, the 280sl, propels you with ease to 200km/h with the 170 horses underneath the bonnet. With an empty weight of 1360kg, the power to weight ratio can be called ' very sporty' and great fun!
The car we offer you for sale is one of the 7.935 280SL units produced in 1970. It has been restored over the years and is in superb condition. The car is always very well maintained. It comes with the very desirable hard top, making it a very comfortable 'winter' car as well as a wonderful summer convertible cruiser. This example is the nicer European specs model, preserving the elegant lines and front headlight lenses.
This Pagode is in an absolutely fabulous colour combination. Ready to be enjoyed by his next owner. The car has Belgian registration papers.
Visit our showroom and take the car for a test drive, we are sure you don't want to leave without it.