This stunning Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda has been fully restored according to the Hemmels Neugeboren process which has seen the car taken back to bare metal and rebuilt to be better than new. Finished in the original factory colours of Horizon Blue with Cream interior, some modern engineering improvements such as electronic ignition, galvanised steel bolts, enhanced drainage channels and patent-pending engine seals have been discretely added to the car to improve on its legendary reliability and low maintenance regime. Further, the motorcar benefits from Hemmels HEC engine performance upgrade which offers in excess of 30 bhp above the factory spec. With new glass and chrome throughout this classic glistens under the sun or city lights while the hand-stiched leather interior envelops you in style and grace that captures the exclusivity of the bygone era. With less than test 250 miles since its completion this motorcar is the epitome of the class and surely a wonderful opportunity for the most discerning classic car connoisseur.
The personal luxury convertible may have truly come into existence with the advent of the 1968-1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL – itself an evolution of the earlier 1963-1967 230 and 250 SL, or “W113″ in Mercedes-Benz speak. Somewhat more commonly, the cars took on a “Pagoda” nickname collectively because of their unusual hardtop shape. Originally launched at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show, the W113 was a clean sheet design for a new decade. The 280 SL, like our feature car, was the last of the series, and today is still instantly recognizable as a Mercedes. It might also be considered a drivable classic, as well as a collectable investment.
Clients may take immense reassurance when acquiring a motorcar from the Hemmels Vault. Every example undergoes an exhaustive provenance verification in addition to an uncompromising inspection and servicing from our world-renowned technicians.
Hand-selected from the most exclusive collections, each motorcar is available for delivery to most countries, fully warranted and ready to be enjoyed as a driveable classic or displayed as an objet d'arte.