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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale August 13th – 15th, 2015 at Russo and Steele’s 15th Annual Monterey California Auction. Please contact us for more information.
This stunning DB 904 Midnight Blue over Blue Tex Leather 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda was sold new by salesman Charles L. Lauderback at Imported Cars of Greenwich in Greenwich, Connecticut on May 20th, 1971. Imported Cars of Greenwich were a Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz and Peugeot Dealer in CT. Lauderback sold this Pagoda first owner Donald W. Jacobster who arranged a lease with the Cross Country Motors Leasing Corp. The original Service Book documents three stamped services: Mercedes-Benz, Manhattan West on 6/11/1971 at 2,098 miles, Imported Cars of Greenwich, 7/28/1971 at 4,617 miles, Mercedes-Benz, Manhattan West on 6/29/1972 at 23,045 miles.
It is complete with original factory tool roll, jack, spare tire, tire iron, plastic pouch, original owners manual, original service book, US and International Mercedes-Benz dealer directories, original MB 250-280SL Parts Catalog B, Factory Roadster Top manual, Frigiking air condition manual, Becker radio manual, Paint Coat Preservation booklet, and a copy of the factory data card.
This beautiful Pagoda found its way into a major car collection in Florida, and was sold in 2013 to a collector in Canada. While in Florida, this Pagoda was meticulously restored back to the proper and correct factory specifications. There are no signs of rust anywhere, not in the trunk, not under the struts, the underside is incredibly clean, you can tell that nothing was untouched by the restorer. We found no sign of leaks. The engine runs incredibly strong and shifts well. Desirable factory options include air conditioning, Becker AM/FM radio, limited-slip differential, two tops, power steering and automatic transmission.
Options listed on factory Data Card:
904 Midnight Blue – UT and OT – Body colour and Hard top & Hub cap colour
135 Blue 5000 Tex Leather with Dark Blue 5003 Carpet
401 Single Seats (as opposed to Bench Seats)
416 Hardtop – Mounted
426 Power Steering & Automatic Transmission
440 Bumpers with Bumper Guards (Front & Rear)
461 Instruments in Miles with English Text
491 US Version
503 Outside Rear View Mirror Left Side Only
515 Becker AM/FM Radio USA
524 Paint Coat Preservation (Treatment)
595 Tinted Glass Windshield & Doors (Darker at Top)
608 Garnish Mouldings on Hardtop & Oil for Limited Slip Differential
641 Whitewall Tires
669 Shipping Protection (Styrofoam, Cosmoline etc.) Tinted, Heated Rear Window
249 Tinted, Heated Rear Window
256 Rear Axle with Limited Slip Differential
744 Soft Top in Dark Blue