1970 Mercedes 280SL Pagoda Top

This second owner 280SL came to the shop in decent shape for a 50 year old vehicle.

We’ve had our hands on several 280SL’s, so due to its condition upon arrival, its restoration didn’t have too many surprises but there still a few, there always are.

We straightened the body metal to a very respectable level, made sure all the gaps were where they needed to be, then did the steps to bring it into paint.

The level of bodywork we’ve done, along with the quality of modern paint products we use, make this original colour have great pop and shine. It’s right in line with modern expectations.

The engine and transmission, both needed rebuilding so the are as good as new.

All the correct colours, hoses, wiring, etc. were used in the engine bay.

We replicated the original interior, with evert detail as it needed to be.

All these details bring the car to a concours level. It also assures the client that the car is as built from the factory and enhances the vehicles value as well.

The time and material invested in this great Pagoda Top, will last a lifetime, if reasonable care is taken of it. That’s what we call providing value to the client and a piece of history that can be passed on to the next generation of car enthusiasts.


This 280SL has been the owner’s pride and joy for many years, so he’ll be driving on the streets again very soon, just like the days gone by.