The 280 SL W113 Pagoda was produced from December 1967 to February 1971. Over the years, the W 113 evolved from a sports car into a comfortable grand tourer, and were by then usually equipped with the 4-speed automatic transmission and air conditioning. Manual transmission models came with the standard 4-speed or the optional ZF 5-speed. In Europe, manual transmissions without air conditioning were still the predominant choice. The engine was the 2,778 cc M130 engine with 170 bhp and 180 ft/lbs of torque. The performance improvement was achieved by increasing bore by 4.5 mm (0.2 in), an oil-cooler was fitted vertically next to the radiator. Each engine was now bench-tested for two hours prior to being fitted. Of the 23,885 280 SLs produced, more than half were sold in the US.
The Mercedes 280 SL Pagoda offered here is described by the vendor to be in excellent condition all round having spent much of its life in sunny florida with its lady owner, and then spent its time in the UK hibernating in a garage. With only 22,300 miles showing, and believed to be correct, this is a rare chance to buy a low mileage 280 Pagoda in excellent condition and still with the original hardtop.
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