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1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda
One of Mercedes-Benz's most recognizable grand tourers of all
In excellent restored condition both mechanically and
Fantastic original color Dark Maroon over Parchment leather
2.8-liter inline six engine with 168 horsepower, 4-speed automatic
Introduced in December of 1967, the Mercedes-Benz 280SL "Pagoda"
became synonomous with quality, comfort and luxury. The convertible
sported an updated 2.8-liter engine producing 168 horsepower and
180lb/ft of torque, this was a welcomed upgrade that gave the car a
much-needed performance boost. The 280SL was produced for 4 years
from 1967 to 1971, succeeded by the heavier R107 350SL, making
280SLs a sought-after model for their lightweight yet comfortable
This early production 280SL was optioned in the gorgeous Dark
Maroon paint finish over a Parchment leather interior. The car
during its life was well cared for, evident by its current
condition. Between 2008 and 2012, its noted that the 280SL received
an extensive amount of work that more than likely brought it close
to the condition that it is in today. Still a very original car,
parts of this 280SL were restored as needed which included its wood
and aluminum trim, chrome, its Dark Maroon paint, along with a host
of mechanical items replaced in 2012.
In 2013 the car was purchased by the most recent owner who
purchased the car from a noted marque expert. A Mercedes collector
herself, she kept this car as part of her collection for almost 6
years. During that time, she performed a host of maintenance items
herself along with her trusted workshops doing some work for her.
Most recently in August of 2015 the 280SL was treated to a $3,549
servicing. This included a complete oil service, replacement of the
front brake calipers and rotors, a brake fluid flush, along with a
few other various items. She drove the car less than 4,900 during
her ownership before deciding to part ways to make room in her
collection, upon which the 280SL arrived at Canepa in 2019.
Upon arrival, the car was immediately given a comprehensive
mechanical inspection from front to back. Once completed, the car
was rolled into Canepa's award-winning detail department where the
car was meticulously cleaned. With its underside completely
spotless, its Dark Maroon exterior was given a full foam-pad polish
that now adds another level of depth to the Mercedes-Benz color.
The interior, engine bay and trunk were given the same attention to
detail, with no surface left untouched to leave the car in
Now this Mercedes-Benz 280SL is ready for its next owner, with its
excellent restored mechanical and cosmetic condition that is ready
to perform and look like a concours-winner, all while being enjoyed
doing what it does best: grand touring.
Location:Scotts Valley, California
Exterior Color:Dark Maroon
- Interior Color:Parchment
- Stock Number:5924