Moments in a minor key

By Dcred


This SL arrived off the back of the 300 SL and 190 SL, but caused a stir as it looked nothing like its predecessors.
The complicated surfacing and sensuous curves were replaced by a much simpler body shape, while a concave roof earned it the Pagoda nickname.
The 1969 280 SL was equipped with a four-speed automatic gearbox, and didn’t want to be hurried along. But that wasn’t a problem when the ride was so comfortable and we were looking so damn cool.

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