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1968 Mercedes-Benz W113 280 SL with Black MB Tex (131)

Silver Grey Metallic with Black MB Tex (131) / 280 SL


Principal Facts:

Mercedes–Benz 280 SL (W113)

Silver Grey (DB180) with Black MB Tex (131)

Matching Numbers: 113 044 22 003413 | 130 983 22 002096

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A fine example of the most sought after of the W113 Pagoda model variants. Launched in 1968, this is one of the first 280 SLs to be produced in right-hand drive form for European markets. This 280 SL is equipped with the capable 2.8 litre straight-six power plant with fuel injection, delivering over 150 bhp to the wheels for spirited cruising on motorways and country roads.

This 280 SL has been subject to a full restoration, making it essentially a new 280 SL Pagoda. Detailed below are the stages of the restoration, including the costs covered by the current owner between 2015 and 2020 to bring it to its current level of perfection. As restoration experts, SLSHOP’s craftsmen can confirm the high-quality of this restoration, which has restored this vehicle to original condition and factory specification. Enthusiasts will notice that this Pagoda possesses matching numbers – something that isn’t always achievable when restoring a car.

Combining Silver Grey and Black MB Tex, this is a stunning Pagoda to both observe and command on the road. The paint glistens in the sun and brings a contemporary vibe to the classic Bracq styling. Inside, the seats and carpets are like new, having been subject to retrimming as part of the restoration work. All the components and interior chrome have been replaced, ensuring the sun bounces around the cabin. The Pagoda also features a wind deflector in situ, making top-down driving more pleasurable. This car has been restored to original data card specification, making it an as-new W113 Pagoda.

Mechanically, this Pagoda drives perfectly having benefitted from a complete engine rebuild. SLSHOP’s lead Heritage craftsmen in charge of Pagoda setup, have confirmed this is an excellent 280 SL that will offer a new owner, hours of uninterrupted cruising.

Over the 54 years since this vehicle left the factory, it has had only six long-term owners – this is unusual for a classic car of this age.

Interested parties are invited to view this Pagoda in their own time or request a video consultation. This is a chance to acquire a Pagoda that has already had the spiritual and financial investment required to make it a perfect Pagoda. All the new owner will need to do is enjoy it.

An Overview of the Restoration Work:

09/06/2015 Sold by Silver Arrows to Mr Greatwood
Service / Works 08/07/2015 – Roger Edwards Amersham £10,234.56
Works 08/07/2015 – Roger Edwards Amersham £1,961.64
Works 13/10/2015 – Roger Edwards Amersham £264.00
Works 17/03/2016 – Roger Edwards Amersham £14,789.53
Carpets 04/04/2016 – Roger Edwards Amersham £534.00
Works – Roger Edwards Amersham £311.92
Works 20/03/2018 – Roger Edwards Amersham £1,886.92
Body Panels 05/11/2018 – MB Original-Vanleigh £5,204.40
Works / Resto 13/12/2018 – Roger Edwards Amersham £6,456.00
Deposit / Resto 30/01/2019 – Roger Edwards Amersham £4,992.00
Chrome 13/03/2019 – Roger Edwards Amersham £2,940.00
Engine Rebuild 16/04/2019 – Roger Edwards Amersham £7,242.70
Trim works 12/11/2019 – Roger Edwards Amersham £1,908.00
Body Resto 00/05/2020 – Vanleigh Coach Works £27,153.00
Works / Resto 01/07/2020 – Roger Edwards Amersham £20,196.80
Detailer 08/07/2020 – Elite Car Car Ceramic £2,640.00
Works 19/10/2020 – Roger Edwards Amersham £166.00
Works 17/11/2020 – Vanleigh Coach Works £440.00
Total: £109,321.47


Condition Synopsis:

This Mercedes-Benz has been hand-picked by SLSHOP’s sales team due to its high calibre status. Every inch of this vehicle’s exterior, interior and mechanicals have been inspected by SLSHOP’s workshops to ensure the vehicle meets our world leading standards.

History File:

We advise interested parties to join us for a coffee to peruse the documentation accompanying this vehicle. There are servicing records and invoices, MOT and tax records dating back many years and as such must be viewed in person.  
  • 30000
  • 1968
  • Automatic
  • Silver Grey Metallic
  • Black MB Tex (131)
  • Petrol
  • Not Exempt



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