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Yes, it’s a real Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda, not a US model. Its European. And not only that is rare, but also its optical appearance: Original Dark Bronze Metallic DB-461. It was first registered on July 3, 1968. Until 1994, it dwelled on Swiss territory in the reigns of its first owner. Then, in 1994 its second Swiss owner took over and toured the Pagoda through Switzerland to England and finally over to Germany. Registration papers and MB Data Card confirm color, matching numbers as well as special features show the car at its best. The entire interior including the seats have been refurbished with genuine leather in beige. Although the soft convertible top does reveal its age, it is well-preserved thanks to the plastic window. Regular servicing and visits to specialist workshops or to Mercedes-Benz car dealers have maintained its very good condition: the automatic transmission shifts easily and the engine runs smoothly under both cold and warm conditions. Due to its initial registration in 1968, this car does not require being subjected to emission tests, but it proudly bears an “H” (for historical) on its license plate. All of these merits cause Pagoda devotees to smile at first glance.




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