The Classic Sale At Silverstone Festival 25th - 27th August 2023

The Classic Sale at Silverstone Festival 2023 Cars 126 Registration: CHJ 110G Chassis No.: 11304410010864 Estimate: £50,000 - £60,000 Specialist: Steven Keen Telephone No: 07500 040422 Lot 628 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda (W113) - Manual Offered here at the Silverstone Festival 2023 is a beautiful Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda, supplied new to Europe in left-hand drive as a two-seater with hardtop and manual gearbox. It is finished in timeless, stylish colours with non-metallic Dark Green paintwork (289), a cream leather interior and a black hood. The factory hardtop remains with the car and is finished in matching body colour. Our vendor purchased the car almost 12-years ago from a gentleman who’s Collection included a 300SL Roadster and DB5 convertible. The SL was used mostly at another residence in Portugal, and old pictures within the history file show the 280SL enjoying the fine Portuguese weather wearing the private number DJT 2. Accompanying the SL is a large history file with a wealth of paperwork and many invoices for maintenance over the years. Most recently, the engine was rebuilt in 2017, along with the steering components including the box, and prior to that it was fully painted and retrimmed with new wood which still presents very nicely. Within the file is a copy of the original MB data-card which confirms the engine is the original unit, or matching numbers as some might say. The Pagoda is described as performing very well with a surprisingly powerful engine that creates a glorious sound. Coupled to the manual gearbox, this example is a little more engaging to drive than the more common automatics, and feels a little more like a sports car. There is no better all-round classic to own than one of these delightfully attractive 1960s Pagodas, very easy on the eye, powerful with sharp handling, superb Mercedes-Benz build quality and a useful hardtop to be deployed in the chilly winter months. It’s a classic sports car that continues to remain popular and, with fully restored examples now being listed at specialist dealers at over £200,000, this delightful example seems excellent value at our realistic guide price. A beautiful, manual gearbox, European-specification 280SL ‘Pagoda’, attractively presented in dark green with a black hood, factory hardtop and cream leather. More Details Lot 628 Bid On Lot 628