The Mercedes-Benz 280 SL ‘Pagoda’ was shaped by function and form

“One of the cool elements of the ‘Pagoda’ is the top,” says Daniel Monti. “One of the things I read in the design brief: they wanted to make sure that the journalists who’d came out to a race day, parked their 280SL at the side of the track, climb on top of the roof, get their camera out, and take pictures of the race that day.” As an architect, Monti has a unique perspective on his beloved family

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