A sports car and a grand tourer, the W113 280SL is a harmony of elegance and engineering. Beautifully sculpted with flowing body lines, the 280SL wants to be seen along a coastal road or in front of a grand hotel. With the top down you are connected to the open world, living in the moment.

Your Hemmels 280SL Pagoda is waiting to be conceived, styled and reborn, as you’ve dreamed.

Colour your world

This is your car, built to your vision. We’ll work together to find the perfect combination that captures your spirit and makes a statement of distinction. 


Open to the world or cocooned in elegance, each element of the interior is styled and hand-crafted just for you in the leather, colours and textures of your choosing.
Select Ivory or Black Steering Wheel & Gear Knob. White-walls or black-wall tyres.

The freedom of choice

Choose from original, as it left the factory, or make it your own with Hemmels signature detailing

Explore your options.

Add the options that define your car to be as unique as you. Install USB charge points. Choose a beautifully polished engine bay or keep it original. Choose enhanced wing notches. Upgrade to a Retro-look Stereo with Bluetooth, Audio Streaming and hands-free.

HEC - The W113 Engine Performance Upgrade

Add a hefty 30% more horsepower to your engine and the reliability and responsiveness of modern upgrades.

Every 280SL engine is fully-rebuilt from the ground up before the HEC team take over.  Every constituent component is rebuilt, every gasket and seal replaced with new.

The additional core features of the HEC include the addition of Electronic Ignition, Electronic Fuel Injection and a re-engineering of the head to achieve a series of efficiencies based on the original elements including bespoke, high-compression pistons.

Production Timeline (SL Pagoda)

Hemmels adhere to a tried and tested rebuild process, based on a fixed production cycle and Quality testing regime, assuring you of a world-class car every single time.

This process is fully documented online and available to each client on their own digital portal in real-time, on both desktop and mobile smartphone for instant access worldwide.
...a step-change in the market
Editor, The Mercedes-Benz Owners Club Gazette
Hemmels Is Perfecting The Pagoda And Beyond.
Editor-in-chief, Petrolicious.com
... a reputation for excellence
giancarlo perlas, Benzinsider
Editor, BenzInsider
After 3 decades collecting classic cars, I have finally found the company that has that same attention to detail and finish that I have always wanted. A phenomenal business and people.
B. Field, UK
1968 280SL, 1959 300SL Roadster
I really love what you guys are doing. Keep it up.
Kyle Molyneux, Editor, Mercedes ENTHUSIAST Magazine
Editor, Mercedes Enthusiast
I admire every car you produce. I am always looking forward to your workmanship and end product. I can be considered as a voyeur of your art.
Marcus Bonello, Malta
1970 280SL 
What a pleasure it is to work with Hemmels - not only did they make a generous offer for my car, but they followed through with the funds within hours. Splendid firm.
Seamus O Dunlaing Ireland
1968 280SL 
"You are a rarity, to the point of unique. I love your approach and you will turn this industry on its head"
N Babbington
1971 280SL 
"Hemmels offer that rare combination of knowledge and passion that removes any natural anxiety you have when dealing with an expensive and cherished classic car – I heartily recommend these guys to anyone who owns or is considering a classic Mercedes."
K. Huyvers
1970 280SL Roadster (Sales, Servicing)
"For me, over the last 20 years, buying classics has often felt like a roll of the dice. This time I've come up trumps. Keep it up Joe and Jon, you're winning. One day all classic car businesses will operate in this way."
G. Bailforth
1970 280SL (Manual)
"Your manner, the and honest approach and advice was truly refreshing. and so different from the others I dealt with. I'm more than happy to provide a reference - keep up the good work."
Mark Lynch, Co. Cork, Ireland
Import and sale of classic Porsche