And all this time we all thought the newest cars have the best grip on the audience in any motor show there is… But Brabus is taking the Pagoda to Geneva Auto Show next month to show off. And something tells us this will work just fine.
The Mercedes 280 SL Pagoda is going to need to find room and spotlight to shine among the newest Brabus creations in Geneva. The Classic department of the tuning company has taken great responsibility into making and old classy lady look just like the teenagers around her. And with zero kilometers on the clock after the restoration, the mission seems quite possible.
The German tuner worked hand in hand with Daimler’s Classic division to turn back the hands of time on the 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda. The 46-year old car still features the original dark beige fabric soft top, the genuine mustard leather seats, the Becker Europa radio is still functioning by the help of the the mechanical antenna. Also the wood trimming and the 4-speed gear box with an extremely thin lever coming out of it are those made back in 1969. Under the bonnet, there lies a six-cylinder 170 HP engine.
For all those who would rather get a classy dame than a teenager car with ants in the pants, the Brabus Pagoda that will be displayed in Geneva can be purchased for 249,000 euros ($280,000). Well, being classy and 99,9% genuine does come with a price!
But for all those who wait for the traffic light to turn green, with their foot on the throttle pedal, the German tuner will be displaying the Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe, the world’s fastest and most powerful all-wheel drive coupe, that will also take center stage in Geneva.