The value of vintage Mercedes-Benz SL models has been on a constant rise for the past few decades, and the one getting the most attention is the coveted SL 280 Pagoda (or Pagode). A pristine 1971 version of this desirable car by Brabus Classic is now up for grabs for 259K Euros or 322K USD.
This 1971 Mercedes SL Pagoda is meticulously restored to its original condition by Brabus Classic and even comes with a guarantee. The left-hand-drive anthracite metallic roadster has 0 km on the clock (since restoration) which means its 170 horsepower straight-six engine is in perfect working condition.
The car comes with a red leather interior and a burgundy fabric roof – plus a removable hardtop in body color. The wheels are 14-inch originals wrapped with 185 section Michelin tires. The soft suspension and high-profile tires, the wooden steering wheel and the small shifter, they all suggest one thing, and that is pure old school driving joy at slow cruising speed. The SL has never been a sports car, after all.
Mercedes SL Pagoda is one of the most sought after classic car from any era because not only it is a highly desirable collectible, the car is perfectly usable for everyday use, and possibly the coolest car to be seen in. Many celebrities daily drive Pagoda just for the way it looks.