1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Auto Pagoda (W113) #2278 Silver Grey with Black MB Tex ‘TNJ’

  • Stock Number: 2278
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 280SL Pagoda (W113) with Black MB Tex
  • Mileage: 117456
  • Paint Colour: Silver Grey
  • Interior Colour: Black MB Tex
  • Year: 1968
About This Car

1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Auto Pagoda (W113)

Silver Grey (180G) with Black MB Tex (131)

117,456 miles

(more photos of the car are available than are shown on the website. Please email Joe for the full photo suite)

Matching numbers, restored in 2005 and superb throughout, with a comprehensive history file.

This wonderful car was purchased by a Mr K of Hove on 6th November 1968, the day it was first registered.

Mr K kept the car for two years, selling it to Mr N (an antiques dealer based in Tetbury) in 1970. Mr N enjoyed the 280SL for 10 years, before Mr A purchased the car on 29th April 1978. It is on behalf of Mr A that we now offer this car for sale, a chance to become the fourth keeper of this very fine Pagoda that has always lived in Gloucestershire.

The current keeper has owned this car for 43 years, diligently caring for it in the best possible way.

In 2005 this 280SL was car underwent a comprehensive restoration, including removal of the engine, axles and gearbox to take the car back to a bare shell. This work is fully documented in a photograph file that accompanies the car, along with the parts invoices from Mercedes-Benz. The work has been carried out to a high standard, and the car superbly cared for every since – it has been stored in a Carcoon and used sparingly, a fact which is evident on assessing this car today.

Present with the car is the original Mercedes-Benz brown plastic backed clear wallet, complete with all of the correct book packs. This includes ‘Catalog B’, the ‘Europa’ guide to service stations, the ‘Chassis/Body’ service manual and the ‘Owners Manual’. Also with the car is the original service booklet, rare to find with any Pagoda but complete with the service record listed below. In a small envelope there is the original identity plates which were removed during the restoration, and the ’Vehicles Excise Act Registration Book’ with license stamps dating from 1968 to 1970 – a rare find indeed and a neat addition to the history of this car. This has to be one of the most comprehensive Pagoda history files we have seen to date.

This is a superb car, a chance to acquire a rare and desirable classic Mercedes-Benz coming from long term ownership. Simply not to be missed.

Why Choose SLSHOP?

Is it our unrivalled experience with three generations of SL? Is it our attention to detail, our award winning quality? Is it our selection of hand picked, superb cars for sale? Is it the family feel, the friendly faces and consistency of our work? Most people say it’s all of these things.

A classic car offers a world of opportunities – it is an invitation to explore the open road and share life-affirming experiences with like-minded individuals.

Where will your Mercedes-Benz take you?

Bulkhead Corrosion

Although the R107 is renowned for build quality, there is one chink in the armour – the bulkhead. Many cars that present well from the outside are hiding internal rust. Water from outside the car should drain out through specially designed channels, but over time, these become blocked forcing water inside the car. Once water has breached the blower motor cover in front of the windscreen, it slowly wreaks havoc from inside out. This delicate area did not have rust protection from the factory, and as the metal deteriorates it the water ingress can lead to faulty electrics, damp carpets and musty smells inside the cabin.

All our cars come with a 36 month bulkhead warranty.

SLSHOP Unique 2 & 3 year warranty

At the SLSHOP, not only do we know what an SL is capable of but we believe in the cars we sell.

We want our customers to have the confidence to get out and use these iconic classics, to enjoy them for trips at home and abroad.

That’s why we offer a 2 year ‘no quibble’ mechanical warranty with each car sold, as well as a 3 year bulkhead warranty.

Next Steps: Experience

We believe in the capabilities of these classic cars, and want our customers to get out and use them. Welcome to Experience from The SLSHOP, aimed at helping you get more out of your classic Mercedes-Benz. We offer a number of trips, tours and events in the UK and abroad. See you there!

Next Steps: 24hr Test Drive

Tempted by an R107 SL but not sure if it’s for you? Fancy trying a weekend at the wheel before you dive in? We offer a 24hr test drive through our hire business. Hire a classic Mercedes-Benz for a day or longer, and if you subsequently buy a car from our showroom, we will refund the entire hire fee. What are you waiting for?

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