1968 Mercedes-Benz W113 280 SL #2360

Blue/Blue with Parchment MB Tex / 280 SL

£259,995

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Mercedes-Benz 280SL (W113) Blau Metallic with Parchment MB Tex #2360

Overview of this Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz 280SL (W113) Blau Metallic (387)

Parchment MB Tex (144)

Only four owners since 1968!

It is not a regular occurrence at SLSHOP to be bestowed with such an exciting classic Mercedes-Benz Pagoda (W113) as this example you see here. Of course, each one of our Pagoda collections is unique, but there are many reasons (beyond the low mileage) to be moved by this pristine slice of nostalgia from the golden age of automotive design and engineering.

Ordered new by an unknown individual from an official Mercedes-Benz agent in Bournemouth, this individual selected a factory option we have not seen before. This option was a 5-speed manual ZF gearbox with factory compatible differential offered by Mercedes-Benz for a very limited duration, making it one of just 35 right-hand drive models in existence according to reputable sources. This 280SL is number 101 of all 280SLs produced by Mercedes-Benz, making it a very special example indeed. Furthermore, the PDI sheet details Mercedes-Benz Brentford as the location of inspection – this was the head office before the company moved to Milton Keynes, which we rarely see on documentation in 2022.

A 5-speed manual offers the driver more control over power output, extending the gear ratios to enable you to cruise at higher speeds at lower revs. This makes the long journeys more pleasurable, while also making the Pagoda more engaging and livelier on winding roads.

A RARE OPPORTUNITY:

Following 26 years of ownership, the current owner now wishes to see this Pagoda move on to pastures new, where the vehicle will continue to be looked after to the same standard and enjoyed where it belongs – on the road. Over the years, each owner has carefully documented the servicing and major works carried out – this history is available upon request. Since 1968, this Pagoda has been cared for a combination of main dealerships and revered UK-based Mercedes-Benz specialists.

VEHICLE CREDENTIALS: 

This 280SL is complete with all the original owners’ instructions – including the original Blaupunkt user guide, as well as the original service book with mostly main dealer stamps. Accompanying the car is 99 invoices detailing works carried out between 1996 and 2022, as well as record of all MOTs carried out since 1986. This pagoda is a prime example of a classic Mercedes that has been cherished and cared for by existing owners. An opportunity not to be missed by those with the same the passion for this era of Mercedes-Benz roadster.

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SLSHOP takes pride in facilitating the interest of enthusiasts. We welcome any opportunity to present this beautiful vehicle to you. Our showroom is open to you to inspect the vehicle and peruse the history file over a coffee and slice of cake.

Condition:

THE EXTERIOR:   The strong Germanic lines and subtle curves of the 280SL are accentuated by the beautiful Blau metallic (387) body colour, which is absent of the wear and tear expected of a vehicle over fifty years old. The exterior was subject to restoration work by an esteemed Mercedes-Benz specialists in 2019, preserving the beautiful structure presented here. THE INTERIOR:   The sumptuous Parchment MB Tex (144) neatly compliments the exterior, adding light and an air of sophistication. All the chrome is sharp and possesses a mirror finish, while the seats are firm, luxurious and without blemishes as a result of careful reupholstering by Kevin O’keefe. The absence of headrests and the original Blaupunkt stereo achieves a more period style, while the Parchment finish is a timeless colour that stands out from the more muted tones of other classic vehicles. THE ENGINE BAY: Our expert craftsmen have taken the time to thoroughly inspect this vehicle, assessing the vehicle’s mechanical performance on the road and on our ramps. The Heritage Workshops report an exceptional vehicle, with a clean engine bay confirming just how good this Pagoda is. As you can see from the photography suite, the engine bay has been well maintained to prevent the build up of dirt

History:

Supplied New By Mercedes-Benz Dealer Majestic Garage Bournemouth
PDI 01/02/1968 000000 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
A Service 26/02/1968 000729 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
B Service 13/05/1968 002981 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
D Service 26/07/1968 006176 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
C Service 25/09/1968 009217 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
E Service 21/03/1969 012712 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
C Service 29/05/1969 014706 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
D Service 20/08/1969 018530 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
C Service 20/12/1969 021221 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
E Service 11/05/1970 023492 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
C Service 10/08/1970 027130 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
DZ Service 01/10/1970 030632 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
C Service 09/12/1970 033770 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
E Service 09/03/1971 036814 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
C Service 10/07/1971 039693 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
D Service 22/09/1971 042652 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
C Service 20/11/1971 045860 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
E Service 23/05/1972 049271 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
C Service 23/10/1972 051330 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
 
D Service 18/01/1973 053234 Miles - MB Majestic Garage Bournemouth
EZ Service 18/12/1973 060317 Miles - MB Henley’s Motors Portsmouth
C Service 21/08/1974 064255 Miles - MB Henley’s Motors Portsmouth
D Service 16/12/1975 069695 Miles - MB Henley’s Motors Portsmouth
C Service 16/12/1975 069695 Miles - MB Henley’s Motors Portsmouth
E Service 16/01/1978 075813 Miles - MB Henley’s Motors Portsmouth
C Service 076633 Miles - MB Hughes Motor Co Warminister
E Service 15/05/1984 084507 Miles - MB Andrew McDonald & Co Monmouth
Works 07/05/1986 086495 Miles - MB Andrew McDonald & Co Monmouth
C Service 29/09/1986 086605 Miles - MB Andrew McDonald & Co Monmouth
  MERCEDES- BENZ DEALER- COMPLETE -ENGINE -REBUILD - 086605 MILES
  DZ Service   10/09/1990   088137 Miles - MB Andrew McDonald & Co Monmouth
Works 04/06/1993 088414 Miles - MB Andrew McDonald & Co Monmouth
C Service 08/02/1995 088845 Miles - MB Andrew McDonald & Co Monmouth
MOT 07/05/1996 089090 Miles - Arthur Royle Central Garage Alderley
Alarm Fit 02/09/1996 00000 Miles - Goodwood Green Classics London SW8
Tracker Fit 04/09/1996 00000 Miles - Auto Audio Acton London W12
Works 20/09/1996 090077 Miles - Schmitt Automobile Service London NW6
C Service 15/11/1996 090477 Miles - Schmitt Automobile Service London NW6
Works 03/01/1997 090678 Miles - Schmitt Automobile Service London NW6
Works 11/02/1997 091000 Miles - Schmitt Automobile Service London NW6
C Service 05/03/1997 091313 Miles - Schmitt Automobile Service London NW6
MOT 22/05/1997 092674 Miles - Queens Town Motor’s Battersea SW8
Works 27/05/1997 00000 Miles - Goodwood Green Classics London SW8
Works 29/07/1997 00000 Miles - Goodwood Green Classics London SW8
Works 07/10/1997 00000 Miles - Goodwood Green Classics London SW8
 
Service 23/02/1998 00000 Miles - Goodwood Green Classics London SW8
MOT 22/05/1998 097045 Miles - SEB Garages London N7
Service 29/10/1998 099811 Miles - SEB Garages London N7
Works 23/02/1999 00000 Miles - Central Sports Car’s Hemel Hempstead
MOT 23/08/1999 00380 Miles - DW Cawdell Garages Hemel Hempstead
Service 08/05/2000 01812 Miles - Holland Park Motor Service London W2
MOT 08/05/2000 01812 Miles - London NW9
Service 01/11/2000 02817 Miles - Holland Park Motor Service London W2
MOT 01/11/2000 02817 Miles - London NW9
Works 01/12/2000 02935 Miles - Holland Park Motor Service London W2
Works 15/02/2001 03273 Miles - Holland Park Motor Service London W2
MOT 07/11/2001 04059 Miles - London NW9
Works 17/01/2002 00000 Miles - Holland Park Motor Service London W2
Works 26/02/2002 04307 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Service 02/05/2002 04495 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Works 02/05/2002 04495 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Works 17/06/2002 00000 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Works 27/06/2002 04706 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Works 01/07/2000 00000 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Works 30/09/2002 05310 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
MOT 29/11/2002 05606 Miles - MGA Motors London NW10
MOT 25/06/2003 06390 Miles - J.Madden Garage Wembley
Service 02/07/2003 06390 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Works 25/02/2004 00000 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Works 25/02/2004 07276 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Works 14/09/2004 00000 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
 
MOT 15/09/2004 07799 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Works 02/12/2004 08166 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Works 10/05/2005 08836 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
MOT 18/06/2005 08998 Miles - J.Madden Garage Wembley
Service 23/06/2005 09003 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Works 19/07/2005 09126 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
MOT 09/05/2006 10773 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Service 11/05/2006 10773 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Works 17/05/2006 00000 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Works 04/12/2006 11846 Miles - Holland Park Motor Service London W2
Works 08/01/2007 00000 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Service 09/01/2007 11950 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
MOT 06/06/2007 12519 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Service 07/06/2007 12519 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Works 30/07/2007 00000 Miles - Holland Park Motor Service London W2
Service 19/11/2007 13648 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Works 23/11/2007 00000 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Oil 11/03/2008 00000 Miles - Holland Park Motor Service London W2
MOT 09/06/2008 14580 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Service 11/06/2008 14583 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Works 13/08/2008 14796 Miles - Roger Edwards Wembley
Works 19/09/2008 14946 Miles - Roger Edwards Amersham
MOT 05/06/2009 16147 Miles
Works 07/07/2009 00000 Miles -Roger Edwards Amersham
Service 06/10/2009 16915 Miles -Roger Edwards Amersham
Works 05/05/2010 00000 Miles - Roger Edwards Amersham
 
MOT 03/06/2010 17865 Miles - Roger Edwards Amersham
Service 07/06/2010 17865 Miles - Roger Edwards Amersham
Part’s 27/03/2011 00000 Miles - Roger Edwards Amersham
MOT 13/07/2011 19532 Miles - Roger Edwards Amersham
Service 14/07/2011 19532 Miles - Roger Edwards Amersham
Works 03/01/2014 00000 Miles - Roger Edwards Amersham
MOT 14/03/2014 20067 Miles - Roger Edwards Amersham
Service 19/03/2014 20069 Miles - Roger Edwards Amersham
MOT 30/06/2014 22204 Miles - Roger Edwards Amersham
Service 30/06/2015 22204 Miles - Roger Edwards Amersham
MOT 09/08/2016 22500 Miles - Amersham MOT Station
Service 10/06/2016 22501 Miles - Roger Edwards Amersham
MOT 26/07/2017 23356 Miles - Roger Edwards Amersham
Service 26/07/2017 23356 Miles - Roger Edwards Amersham
MOT 30/08/2018 24336 Miles - Roger Edwards Amersham
Service 30/08/2018 24337 Miles - Roger Edwards Amersham  
Resoration 26/02/2019 £10,200 – Nigel Cooper London NW10
  Restoration   04/03/2019   £20,000.00 Start Deposit - Roger Edwards Amersham
Restoration 13/05/2019 £6,120.00 Bodywork’s - Nigel Cooper London NW10
Restoration 28/08/2019 £9,1200 Completion of Bodywork Restoration – Nigel Cooper London NW10
Restoration 11/09/2019 £18,871.80 Part Payment - Roger Edwards Amersham
  MOT   17/02/2020   24584 Miles - Roger Edwards Amersham
Service 19/07/2021 25206 Miles - Roger Edwards Amersham

£259,995

About The Mercedes-Benz

  • 25266
  • 1968
  • Manual
  • Blue/Blue
  • Parchment MB Tex
  • Petrol

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