Mercedes-Benz

1968 Mercedes_Benz 280SL Pagoda - RHD

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Location: United Kingdom

This original UK delivered right hand drive 280SL Pagoda was first registered on the 6th May 1969 and finished in DB423 Tobacco Brown Coachwork with MB Tex interior colour 139 Bamboo and Brown carpets, as confirmed by the original data card retained within the original owners handbook which remains with this special car

In addition to the data card, the handbook contains the original service booklet that documents the maintenance programme from 1970-2006, evidenced by numerous stamps as listed below:

  • 5E – Highway Motors, Sandwich Road, Deal, Kent
  • 6C – Highway Motors, Sandwich Road, Deal, Kent – 8th May 1970
  • 7D – Highway Motors, Sandwich Road, Deal, Kent – Mileage 19,827 – 11th November 1970
  • 8C- Highway Motors, Sandwich Road, Deal, Kent – Mileage 21,194 – 25th February 1971
  • 9E – Highway Motors, Sandwich Road, Deal, Kent – Mileage 23,427 – 20th August 1971
  • 10C – Highway Motors, Sandwich Road, Deal, Kent – Mileage 27,586 – 5th May 1972
  • 11DZ – Highway Motors, Sandwich Road, Deal, Kent – Mileage 30,400 – 16th August 1972
  • 12C – Croft and Blackburn Ltd, Yorks – Mileage 33,069 – 25th October 1972
  • 13E – Croft and Blackburn Ltd, Yorks – Mileage 60,422
  • 15D – Croft and Blackburn Ltd, Yorks – Mileage 40,198
  • 16C – Croft and Blackburn Ltd, Yorks – Mileage 45,308
  • 17E – Croft and Blackburn Ltd, Yorks – Mileage 49,192
  • 18C – Croft and Blackburn Ltd, Yorks – Mileage 52,322
  • 19D- Croft and Blackburn Ltd, Yorks – Mileage 56,285
  • 20C – Croft and Blackburn Ltd, Yorks – Mileage 67,983 – 12th May 1975
  • 25E – C.Sidney Ltd, Bradford – Mileage 71,669 – 14th August 1975
  • 26C – C.Sidney Ltd, Bradford – Mileage 74,837 – 10th November 1975
  • 27D – C.Sidney Ltd, Bradford – Mileage 80,402 – 21st April 1976
  • 31DZ – C.Sidney Ltd, Bradford- Mileage 90,549 – 27th September 1977
  • 32C – C.Sidney Ltd, Bradford – Mileage 93,244 – 4th June 1978
  • 33E – Croft and Blackburn Ltd, Yorks- Mileage 100,071
  • 34C -Croft and Blackburn Ltd, Yorks- Mileage 103,096
  • 35D – North Riding Garages, North Yorks – Mileage 103,570
  • 36C – Mercedes Benz Craigside Ltd – Mileage 105,327 – 17th June 1996
  • 37E – Peter.L.Sheridan Motors, Dublin – Mileage 107,965 – 2nd May 2006

In 2014 a full restoration was commissioned with leading Mercedes Benz restoration company Cardock Classics in Ireland, who subsequently completed a no expense spared, concours standard restoration, that is fully documented with extensive photographs showing the extent of the works completed

The chassis underwent a complete strip down and the body was stripped to bare metal and re-painted in stunning Bronze-Brown metallic DB461 paintwork. The entire car was re-built with many new items including a complete wiring loom, all seals & rubbers, seat inners, new mirrors etc all supplied by Mercedes

The mechanical aspects pf the car were also completely stripped and rebuilt including engine, drivetrain, suspension, braking system etc. The end result was absolutely outstanding, resulting in one of the finest original right-hand drive 280SL models extant

Clearly a car that was always maintained regularly as evidenced by the original service book, this superb Pagoda is offered with original book pack containing original data cards, original service book, original owner’s handbook and parts catalogue. In addition, extensive photographs of the restoration accompany the car and a modern Becker Mexico Bluetooth radio is fitted along with its factory hard top

Acquired by the seller in 2014, this superb Pagoda has covered just over 5000 miles since its restoration and has recently returned from Jersey where its original UK registration has been applied for and is currently in process. The perfect summer cruiser and ready to be enjoyed immediately

Photo Credit: Tim Scott

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