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We do know Pagoda's well and really do like them

Pretty to look at and endearing to drive too - hence we currently have 5 available for sale and have sold many in the past

This cracker is really a pleasure to behold, finished in her 'Coffee & Creme' livery and is more than presentable, with lustrous paintwork and freshly restored interior

She has some charming features, not least of which is the original, correct Becker Europa radio and the 4 speed automatic gearbox and standard power steering

We simply love her colour, (colour code 181) which is her original colour from when she was built in 1970 having been first registered in California on the 31st October

She has a lovely history file, mostly since 2001 when a chap named Paul Edward Steen, an attorney of Phoenix, Arizona began to document more thoroughly the works and story of the car. During his eight years of ownership, he not only used her sparingly but also rebuilt the engine exchanging the block but retaining the original cylinder head, rebuilt the fuel injection pump, automatic gearbox and brakes whilst replacing the soft top.

The seats have also been reupholstered in leather, with all this work done and documented in the history file around 2006 and 2007.

After Mr. Steen finished these works, the car was exported to Europe, specifically France in October 2008, by Mercedes-Benz specialist dealer Nicholas Brugier of Sport Leicht, Corbevoie.

Despite Mr. Steen's expense, Sport Leicht underwent a cosmetic refurbishment programme including a bare metal respray

The most recent owner, UK based, had long admired Pagodas and chose to travel to France to view her

Naturally he was blown away, not only by her beauty but the way she drove as well, which in turn enabled him to purchase her from Sport Leicht in December 2012

Upon importing her, she had her suspension attended too, by marques experts Roger Edwards Motors, who replaced the shock absorbers, the rear axle was stripped and all rubber suspension & steering bushes were replaced, as well as the brake lines.

Naturally, the engine was to US Federal spec, and a new European specified distributor was fitted. All this, is detailed in the lovely history file, along with regular servicing.

Having driven her near 100 miles towards our Battersea 'base', she didn't skip a beat, from motorways to backroads, to the city and its inevitable red lights. Just smooth the whole way.

A beautiful example, with a lovely story and in remarkable condition. The photographs are great, and amazingly she even looks better in the flesh and you are more than welcome to come and have a look

Vehicle details

Vehicle data

Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model series
SL-Class
Model name
280 SL
Manufacturer code
W 113
First registration date
Not provided
Year of manufacture
1970
Mileage (read)
55,500 mls
Chassis number
113-044-12-015340
Engine number
Not provided
Gearbox number
Not provided
Matching numbers
No
Previous owners
Not provided

Technical details

Body style
Convertible (Roadster)
Power (kW/hp)
124/169
Cubic capacity (ccm)
2778
Cylinders
8
Doors
2
Steering
Left (LHD)
Gearbox
Automatic
Gears
4
Transmission
Rear
Front brakes
Disc
Rear brakes
Disc
Fuel type
Petrol

Individual configuration

Exterior color
Beige
Manufacturer color name
-
Sun roof
No
Folding roof
No
Power Assisted Steering
No
Central locking
No
Electric windows
No
Interior color
Brown
Interior material
Leather
Heated seats
No
Air conditioning
No
ABS
No
Airbag
No
Cruise control
No

Condition, registration & documentation

Condition category
Original
Has Report
Registered
Ready to drive

Location

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Graeme Hunt Ltd

Graeme Hunt

Battersea -

SW1P 9NN London

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

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