1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL “Pagoda” (W113)No Reserve

Original Survivor

See all the Images for this Car
Now on Bring A Trailer Auction:
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-mercedes-benz-280sl-47/

Reference Number 572483

as of 11/4/2020

Dealer
Go to dealer's website  

Stock Number 1007

Motoring Investments  Contact  Location
3287 F Street, suite A  Phone  619-238-1977  City  San Diego
San Diego, CA 92102  Fax    State  California
United States  Mobile  619-957-2147  Country  United States United States
Overview
Car 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL “Pagoda” (W113)
VIN 11304412020749 
Exterior / Interior Color #180 Silber / Black Leder 
Condition Exceptional 
Mileage 41,457 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
Options Electronics: Airconditioning
Exterior: Hardtop, Metallic paint
Interior: Leather interior, Wooden trim
Mechanics: Power Steering 
More Images
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
Known History

See auction here:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-mercedes-benz-280sl-47/

If one bought a 280SL in 1971 and serviced it regularly, while driving sparingly, this would be that Pagode. This is a classic example of a late-series 280SL survivor. Original options include: 4-speed automatic transmission, air-conditioning, stereo Becker Europa radio with electric Hirschmann aerial, leather seats, and two tops: canvas and removable hardtop. This was how 280SLs looked as they neared the end of their production, complete with plastic coolant expansion tank (not brass) and a heated rear window on the hardtop.

 

Until just three and a half years ago, this was a one-owner car. Records confirm that despite the fact it was seldom driven by its original owner—a conscientious physician—the vehicle was serviced at the dealer like clockwork, regardless of mileage. As a result, this 280SL has covered a documented 41,552 miles and all the features indicated in the original window sticker are still present today.

 

Besides one superficial respray years ago to rectify scratches and door dings, this Pagode is original right down to its black soft top, multi-loop carpet, wood, and every last factory hose clamp. Even the electric Hirschmann antenna is still present. This is a numbers-matching 280SL with original sheet metal (factory spot welds and body numbers stamped into key panels back this up).

 

On the road, this SL drives exactly as a low-mileage Pagode should. There is no smoke, ample power, crisp shifting, no leaks, and no oil consumption. The A/C system and heat work as they should. The Becker stereo functions well from its 3 speakers. The windscreen wipers work perfectly, the oil pressure is exactly where it should be, and engine temperature is rock-solid cool.

 

This 280SL has benefited from sympathetic ownership, evident in the carefully selected new factory parts installed. You’ll note a new, complete factory exhaust (Eberspacher), recently serviced A/C and new belts. Her tidy undercarriage, wheel wells and engine compartment are all consistent with low original miles.