1968 Mercedes 280SL
A UK right hand drive 280 SL Automatic with hard and soft tops in superb condition following a no expense spared restoration by all the right people.
The Pagoda was an extremely good example prior to this work, however, the new owner demanded Pagoda perfection. To this end Roger Edwards who previously maintained the car dealt with the mechanical renovation including a full engine rebuild which the new owner insisted upon despite being told by R Edwards that it was not necessary. Mercedes body supremo Nigel Cooper undertook a full body strip repair and repaint and celebrated Mercedes interior specialist Kevin O Keefe retrimmed the car. This work is documented in the history file as is a great deal of additional detail such as the rebuild of the original Becker Grand Prix stereo with MP3/phone extension lead into the glovebox and Bluetooth.
We finally purchased this super Pagoda in Autumn 2016 after several attempts and sold it shortly after to a local collector. He enjoyed the car during 2017 and looked after it perfectly with a number of detailed invoices from specialists The SL Shop on file. He purchased a custom wind deflector from them which greatly reduces the draught during rapid open-air motoring.
Finished in midnight blue with parchment leather interior and dark blue mohair hood, perfect Pagoda colours, the car really is in the finest unmarked condition throughout with exceptional detail. Only a few UK specialists know how to set up a Pagoda properly, a great recent test drive reminded me how well sorted and fluent this car is.
This is exactly how a Pagoda should be.