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1969 Mercedes Benz

Story and History

1969 Mercedes Benz 280SL - Restored condition

This is surely one of our very favourite cars of all time - such glorious colours set off by the wonderful lines of Paul Bracq

Prior to our purchase in 2011 this was a one family owner motorcar and retains a complete record since new including all original owners manuals, service books and papers together with the correct tool roll housing all original tools

We decided to keep her for ourselves and enjoyed many hours of happy motoring, not least of which was a fantastic trip to Paris for Christmas, where she performed beautifully

Upon our arrival back home we took off the hard top and when the soft top was exposed we found a tatty hood in desperate need of replacement

This led us to decide to embark upon a more indulgent overhaul whereupon we stripped her to a bare shell, restored her to her original specification, using as many of the original parts as was possible

Creating, not a Pebble Beach show car, moreover a continuation of what we inherited from the previous one family ownership, ie a car with a complete history since new and in fine original condition - of which there are very few left to be found

Our works included new paintwork / hood / tyres / sundym glass including hard top / carpets / door cards / hard top headlining / dash top wood / dash top hide trim / seats in hide / stereo (with Navigation, blue tooth etc etc / speakers / engine top end overhaul / engine bay detailing / gearbox service / brake overhaul with new calipers and now she both looks and drives in a most delectable manner

Subsequently we have taken her to Switzerland to participate on the Jewel that is Gstaad with a Belle Vue Tour

On the arduous roads of this mountainous region she performed without hiccup and was a complete joy

The Pagoda SL's have benefited from true recognition in recent times and have shot up in value

Seemingly they will only continue to do so and this example especially is bound to attract attention for many years to come


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