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Hemmels 280 SL Featured at Mercedes-Benz World

CARDIFF, WALES, UK, January 23, 2019 – Mercedes-Benz World has welcomed its first Hemmels motorcar for display at its facility in Weybridge, UK. The motorcar, a 1968 280 SL “Pagoda” is prominently featured in the main reception area. The restoration was commissioned by British racing car driver Paul Rees who chose to finish the car in its original Horizon Blue paint colour with a new Navy Blue leather interior. Estimated at a value of £285,000, the restoration was completed at Hemmels’ bespoke facility in Cardiff, commencing in late 2016 and taking over 4,000 labour hours. “Mercedes-Benz World has a fantastic display of classic and rare along with interactive exhibits and driving… Continue Reading »

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Four Classic Mercedes Cars Restored by Brabus

Brabus is not only about putting extra horsepower in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Recently, the famous aftermarket tuner restored four classic Mercedes cars. The units include the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet, and the Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda. The autos were given a six-star restoration process… Just because Brabus won’t settle for just five stars, apparently. Here is a quick look at the recent work done by the classic car division of Brabus: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Around 4,500 hours was poured in returning the 300 SL Gullwing to its pristine condition. The classic Mercedes-Benz was given a baby blue paint-finish and a cream interior. Brabus… Continue Reading »

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Restored Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda at the Concours d’Elegance

Amid the buzz surrounding the 2017 Geneva Motor Show is the annual Concours d’Elegance. The event may have flown under the radar of car enthusiasts because of the more prestigious show in the automotive world happening in Switzerland, but for a true classic car lover, the event in Amelia Island at the northeastern part of Florida should not be missed. One of the highlights of the show is the restored 1963 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda. Mike Guy provides photos of the luscious 230 SL at The Drive, which you can see in the gallery below: The Pagoda was introduced in 1963 at the Geneva Motor Show. The auto may lack the technology of the modern… Continue Reading »

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1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda Fully-Restored to Its Former Glory

Restoring an old car to its former glory is no easy task, especially when it is already nearly 50 years old. There’s the problem in the acquisition of the materials needed for the restoration process, and the people doing the job must be knowledgeable about the car they are working on. Those are exactly the underlying issues if the car that needs to be restored happens to be a 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda. The 280 SL was introduced in 1967. Then it went into production until 1971. The car has gained quite a cult following with auto enthusiasts and it is among the top favorites of collectors. There are only a few who are… Continue Reading »

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Fifth-Gen Mercedes-Benz SL Gets a Retro Facelift

Zolland Design, famous for putting a retro kit on the Porsche 911, recently came up with another ambitious project using the fifth generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL. Weeks ago, the company revealed a computer rendered version of the SL. However, as seen in the pictures here, the resulting product carried on the look of the classic Pagoda version of the SL. Designated as the W113 SL, the car was produced around 1963 and 1971. According to a source, the retro fifth-gen Mercedes-Benz SL was commissioned by a customer in Poland. The company is planning to install the retro kit on a 2009 Mercedes-AMG SL63. The engine of the SL63 will be left intact. That means… Continue Reading »

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Check Out This Restored Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda

Collectors of classic luxury vehicles may have to go to Brabus Classic if they want to acquire the best Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda units available in the market. The latest work of the company is a 1969 Pagoda that was restored to an original as new condition, as shown on a report from motorward.com. The paint job on this particular model is quite rare, which contributed to its rather steep but reasonable price tag of 269,000 EUR or around $300,000. The 2.8-liter engine of the Pagoda was given a complete overhaul by Brabus Classic, which is typical of the German company. Due to this, they normally sell restored models as brand-new… Continue Reading »

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