1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL ‘Pagoda’

During its initial release in the 1960s, the Mercedes-Benz 280 SL “Pagoda” captured attention with its exquisite design and undeniable allure, establishing itself as a popular German two-seater. Over the years, its enduring charm has sustained demand, turning it into a highly sought-after collector car. Originally introduced as the 230 SL in 1963, the W113 Mercedes roadster of the new generation was meticulously crafted by Paul Bracq.

The model acquired its “Pagoda” moniker due to the distinctive concave removable hardtop, which provided owners with the option of all-weather driving. The 280 SL signifies the final evolution of the beloved W113 series. Notably, it boasts a larger 2.8-liter inline-six engine and various refinements that enhance its performance and overall appeal compared to its predecessors.

Source: RM Sotheby’s