Owned by the rich and famous, the Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda is now one of the world’s most revered classics, its Italian derived styling underpinned by typically robust engineering from Germany, and the whole car quite distinct from the R107 SL which came afterwards. As classic car hire goes, we think this is one of the best experiences you can have.
Driving a Pagoda is like nothing else - the button door push is solid to the touch, the thin rimmed steering wheel delicate in your hands, and the feel of the chassis as it flows with the road utterly delightful. You really do feel at one with this car when you sit in the plush driver’s seat.
The Pagoda feels alive and responsive as you journey along the nation’s back roads, its twin-pipe exhaust rasping a delicious tune, yet it remains totally planted and controlled, no matter how hard you push it. After just a few miles at the helm, it’s not hard to understand why the Pagoda’s handling was given such high praise at the time.
You will be the subject of conversation wherever you venture in our 280SL - a Cotswolds retreat, London high street or even a motorway; the W113 SL is far in advance of its 190SL predecessor when it comes to racking up the miles, and has a fantastic effect on passers-by. Indeed, don’t be surprised if you are asked about the car many times over!
Launched in 1968 and built until 1971, the 280SL was the last and thus range topping Pagoda, its straight-six engine mustering 168bhp and linked to a four-speed automatic in our example. Our car is finished in silver metallic, which accentuates its pure lines and complements the extensive chromework.
The black leather cabin can be protected by a sturdy fabric top should the weather take a turn, but otherwise this classic Mercedes was built to be enjoyed with its roof tucked away, wind buffeting in the cabin superbly managed for this age of automobile.
This Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda is the rightful halo model in our hire fleet, and we just love seeing clients enjoy it. Contact us today and begin your adventure.
LONGER HIRES & OVERSEAS TRAVEL ARE WELCOME AND PREFERABLE RATES OFFERED. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS.
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