Mercedes has a long track record of introducing striking vehicles that combine class with performance; however, in the case of the W113 Pagoda, finding one with a stick-shift with which to stir the 2.8 litre six’s 170 b.h.p. is a bit of a needle in a haystack. Like most creations from Stuttgart, the car was packed with advanced features such as aluminum body panels and an optional removable hard top. Some, however, were extra special, coming with a fifth gear instead of the standard four.
This example is one of those cars, and more significantly, one of only 882 to feature the optional ZF 5-speed. With the added bonus of operational A/C, original body panels still intact, and new carpeting with matching ivory white hardtop, this 280SL is hard to find fault with. Although no mention is offered of its mechanical condition, we can only assume its impressive cosmetics and rare options support a rich history of passionate owners.
Engine: 2.8 liter inline six
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
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1969 MERCEDES BENZ
280SL – W113
5 Speed ZF Transmission with A/C
This is an original 280SL with 95,000 original miles.
Purchased from a Mercedes Benz dealership, this car has the very rare ZF transmission 5 speed.
Original Fenders with notched and factory weld.
Original floors with no rust anywhere on the car.
The original color was DB181 light beige, now done in a DB50 white.
Complete leather interior.
New hard top.
Soft top is in very good condition.
Chrome is very nice.
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These cars are desirable in any form, but the addition of ZF box makes this one even more mouth-watering. Mercedes’ roadsters are well known for their propensity to rise in value, so the combination of seemingly excellent condition with one of the rarest options ever offered in the Pagoda series gives this example a strong pedigree. Say, what’s the Powerball jackpot up to?