The Mercedes 280 SL Pagoda. A place of worship for convertible fans.-
In the early '60s, Walter Hitzinger, Mercedes boss, was looking for a middle ground between the 300 SL Gullwing (slow flying) and the 190 SL, which was actually reserved for women with big sun hats. In 1963, they then presented the W113, which quickly became popularly known as the "Pagoda" thanks to the shape of the hardtop that came with it for the winter months. Now, almost 60 years later, an absolute cult. We totally agree!
The chassis was a shortened chassis of the W111 S-class generation, an M180 six-in-line which was actually a further developed aircraft engine. Elongated nose, large bakelite steering wheel, rear wheel drive.... Müssen wir noch mehr sagen? Ours is really special. Perhaps in the way you’re used to from us, but even this one makes us a little quiet. Why? A 280 SL Pagoda with manual transmission, already an oddity. Of the 23,885 units, only 882 were delivered with a manual transmission. But, this Pagoda is still from the first owner and was originally delivered in Germany. Fully matching numbers and colors, completely restored. Halt die Klappe und nimm mein Geld!