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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda

Current Project
Current Project

Highlights

  • Year: 1971
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 280SL Pagoda
  • Type: Convertible
  • Exterior Color: Red 576
  • Interior Color: Parchment
  • Rare 4-speed

Description

We're always joking that the cars seem to show up in pairs. We had the two-owner '501' Orient Red 250SL come into the shop just a few days ago and it's been followed in by this '576' Red 280SL from 1971!

Both are great examples of the multitudes of W113s still being cared for. While the 250SL is incredibly original and very well preserved, this 280SL is more of a driver, with the four speed manual. Aside from the manual gearbox, this one also features the fold-down rear seat and a cigarette lighter in the center console rather than on the dashboard. It also has the eye-catching Parchment interior. We'll be working on an assortment of items, including some interior restoration and a comprehensive engine refresh and engine bay paint/detail/restoration.

We pulled the engine and gave it a thorough detail and clean before getting the mechanicals all sorted. We also have the engine bay down to bare metal for a repaint. Stay tuned for more.


Specs

Year
1971
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
280SL
Sub Model
Pagoda
Engine Size
2.8 Liter V6
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Color
Red 576
Interior Color
Parchment
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
MB Tex
Shifter Type
Floor