1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

The third-series Mercedes-Benz roadster, the 230 SL, was introduced in March 1963 at the Geneva Show, succeeding the highly regarded 1950s-designed 300 SL and 190SL. This new SL (type 113), nicknamed the “pagoda” after the silhouette of its distinctive detachable hardtop, ushered in what Mercedes-Benz felt the automobile market desired and required: a “civilized” sports car. A balanced package, it provided superior engineering, comfort, safety, reliability and proper road manners. Styled by Paul Bracq, its conservative and handsome design Read More