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Original 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda Hard-Top Soft-Top Convertible No Rust!

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: SL-Class
SubModel: 280 SL W113 Pagoda
Type: Coupe
Trim: 280SL
Year: 1970
Mileage: 85,651
VIN: 11304412017353
Color: Medium Blue
Engine: M130
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Santa Ana, California, United States

1970 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 280SL Additional Info:

Mercedes-Benz Classics
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL "Pagoda"
You can view this car in Orange County, CA, 10 minutes away from John Wayne Airport, from now until January 14th, 2017.
Between Jan 15th–Jan 22nd, we'll be glad to show you this original Pagoda near the Scottsdale, AZ Mercedes dealer.
Please call or text 213-822-4485 or email Michael.Lopera@gmail.com in order to set up an appointment.
This is without a doubt the best example of an original Pagoda with impeccably preserved body panels.
I guarantee you will not find a better example of an original, rust-free and accident-free 280SL.
Extraordinary trunk floor that has never been touched up or repainted!
Beautiful Medium Blue & Grey color combination!
Only 85,651 miles!

Click to enlarge any of the photos below. A link to a slideshow of all the enlarged photos is available at the bottom of the page.

A Mercedes Dealership in Tennessee decided in 1970 to keep this awesome color combination Pagoda as part of their collection up until the owner passed away a couple of years ago. The car was partially repainted over the years and what we can see is that the hood was repainted at some point in its life and so was the trunk lid. Both parts being aluminum and easy to dent and most likely the reason for the re-spray.

The odometer shows 85,000 miles but the condition of the car is it is more in line with one that has 30,000 miles. The interior is entirely original and in excellent condition. The soft top canvas was replaced some years ago. Also included in superb condition is the original hard top with the factory chrome ski racks. The car's original headliner and wood trim has been preserved in excellent condition. Some rubber seals around the hard top are old and bridle but expected from a 47 year old car.

We removed the front bumper for cleaning and we were extremely pleased to find out that the front bumper is in excellent condition and it has the June of 1970 wet stamping from the factory. None of the chrome parts appear to have ever been re-chromed as they all look to be 100% original.

We have its original tool kit and books for it; however no service records have been recovered.

The brakes system performs just like new. Heater levers are operating nice & free and the aftermarket air conditioner cools really well and better than the old York compressor that is today obsolete. The radio and its Hirschman antenna are the ones from the car from 1970 as well the original windshield.

The car has all 4 new Uniroyal tires for safety. The body is very nice and straight without any major dents or chips and the body panel fit is perfect. Please note: some of the photos might give the impression there are varying shades of blue due to lighting discrepancies; in reality, the shade of medium blue is uniform throughout.

A compression was done and we have an average reading of 175 lbs per cyl. The car starts perfectly when cold and shifts as good as new (a positive shifting transmission as most of us know, they do not shift very smoothly but rather on the hard side, which is exactly how they should shift).

Truly a nice straight car with no rust issues. We only wish we could find cars like this more often but it's because we know how rare a find like this is these days that we are so excited to present it to the world!

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