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Auction: Auction 13.07.2019
was auctioned on: 13 July 2019
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1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda

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Estimate: £48,000 - £55,000
ca. US$60,345 - US$69,145
Price realised:  £56,000
ca. US$70,403
Lot number 183, Views: 76

1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda Lot Number183 RegistrationWGU 442F Chassis Number11304412000595 Engine NumberUnknown Odometer reading14,938 miles Estimate£48,000 - £55,000 ResultSold - £56,000 Print details Send this to a friend 1 more image The final incarnation of this simply beautiful grand tourer, introduced in 1967, belied a powerful engine beneath its well-made and elegant exterior. Comfort and quality were the watch words of Mercedes-Benz for all their range and there were certainly no short cuts when it came to the SL. The 2.8 litre, six cylinder produced an impressive 180bhp, 20hp more than the preceding 250 SL, thus allowing a top speed of 200km/h and a shorter time to achieve it. The 280 SL's essential user friendliness broadened its appeal beyond the traditional sports car-enthusiast market and many celebrities and film stars owned them. This example offered today is presented in excellent condition. Imported from the USA, this 280 SL Pagoda has undergone light refurbishment by a UK leading Mercedes-Benz specialist. These works included a full repaint in its original colour, a new soft-top, interior and mechanical works to ensure reliability. We are informed that there was no evidence of any corrosion to the structure during the initial inspection prior to the works being carried out. This led the specialist to believe that, although there is no documentary evidence, the recorded mileage of just below 15,000 miles, is genuine. The Pagoda hardtop is in very good order and included in the sale. We are informed that this 280 SL will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT test certificate and its UK V5 registration document. This attractive 280 SL Pagoda must be a serious contender to anyone contemplating this model or just an attractive convertible given its assured structural integrity that many lack, and, its appealing estimate.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Historics at Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd
Title: Auction 13.07.2019
Date of the auction: 13 Jul 2019
Address: Historics at Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd
Thorney Lane North
SL0 9HF Iver
United Kingdom
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