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MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL PAGODA – 1968
Model 280 SL - ZF5 Body Type Convertible + Hard top Price P.O.A.
Make 1963-1968 Color White
Year 1968 Interior Blue
Specific description This beautiful 280 SL was delivered new with the rare and desirable optional 5-speed ZF gearbox and fitted with the even rarer option of a limited slip differential (Mercedes-Benz Datenkarte on file). This car is Chassis no. 113-044-10-004805. It is a Matching colours and numbers (engine and gearbox), European delivery and has approximately 145,000 kilometres from new. It was sold new to Mr Herman Kaiser in Duisburg, Germany on 3rd September 1968 - receiving the registration number 'DU-AZ 10'. Three-and-a-half years later, on 21st January 1972, the car passed to Erna Kaffenberger, a 60-year-old resident of Trier, Germany. The car was reregistered as 'TR-EK 65'. In July 1983, Mrs Kaffenberger moved to Saarbrücken and the car received the registration number 'SB-S 10'. Later, Mrs Kaffenberger transferred the car's ownership to her son, Peter Kaffenberger, the registration number remaining 'SB-S 10'. Documentation from TÜV Saarland (dated 17th May 2003) confirms Peter Kaffenberger's ownership and the odometer reading of 112,432 kilometres. In 2015/2016, Mr Frank Bayer of Hanstedt, Germany bought the 280 SL, and during his ownership the car was mechanically overhauled (see invoice on file for almost €5,000). In addition, the car received a complete re-spray in its original white livery. Trimmed in contrasting blue leather, the interior remains beautifully original and is said to be in excellent condition. Accompanying documentation consists of the original pouch with all books including stamped service book, a copy of the Mercedes-Benz Datenkarte, Swedish registration papers, and invoices relating to the 2016 refurbishment.

Model description A final model was added in August 1969, the 280 SE 3.5. The car was fitted with the brand-new M116 3499 cc V8. It produced 200 hp (150 kW) at 5800 rpm, and a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph) (205 km/h (127 mph) with automatic transmission) and a 0-100 at 9.5 seconds (11.5 for the auto). To accommodate the large engine, the car's front grille was widened; front and rear bumpers were also modified with the addition of rubber strips. The rear lenses changed to a flatter cleaner design. This change was carried across the standard 280 SE. As the top of its range, the 280 SE 3.5 is seen as an ideological successor to the W112 300 SE, though it lacked the W112's air suspension.
(Source: Wikipedia)
         
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