Mercedes-Benz Pagodas (230SL, 250SL, 280SL)



Mercedes Benz- a marque synonymous with quality , luxury, style and innovation- all features very much in evidence in the performance and aesthetics  of the Mercedes ‘ Pagoda’ series. Built between the years 1966-1971, the second generation SL’s which include the 230, 250 and 280 SL, were unofficially known as ‘Pagodas’ because of their distinctive ‘Pagoda’ style roof line,(lower in the center and higher on either side). These classic cars, made  of aluminum and steel were available in three body styles:


Hardtop Coupe

Roadster with Folding soft top

Roadster with both hard and soft tops


All  Pagoda cars also had the following features:

-6 cylinder engine

-Bosch electronic fuel injection

– a choice of either 4 spd manual/ 4 spd  automatic or 5 spd Manual transmission

( for  the 280 SL , the 5 spd was not offered in the US)

-Steel wheels and hubcaps with hubcaps painted in hardtop color

– A Large windshield which gave great visibility and

-Wrap around adjustable seats and individual controls for driver and passenger

The ‘Pagodas’  were  upholstered  in  either MB Tex fabric or leather


Sell A Classic Car wants to buy your Mercedes Pagoda. We buy 230 SL’s , 250 SL’s and 280 SL’s. Email or call us on 424-383-8333 to sell us your old car. We offer  easy, hassle free transactions, quick payment and we’ll also take care of all associated paperwork. We’re located in sunny California but will pick up from anyway in the United States.Premium prices paid for premium cars. accepts consignments too. Take advantage of our unique consignment program, you pay no fees or expenses. Visit our consignment page for more details.