Author Topic: 250SL Jump Seat Question  (Read 3315 times)


  • Associate Member
  • Regular
  • **
  • USA, OR, Portland
  • Posts: 64
250SL Jump Seat Question
« on: February 02, 2015, 21:34:31 »
I have noticed many photos of 250SL's with jump seats.  Apparently my 250SL never had them.  Is it possible to retro-fit or install jump seats?  Does anyone know why they all were not fitted with jump seats?  Any discussion about jump seats vs no jump seats appreciated!
Thank you


  • Full Member
  • Platinum
  • ******
  • Australia, Victoria, Kyneton and Brisbane Queensland
  • Posts: 5192
  • Audit Committee
Re: 250SL Jump Seat Question
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 21:47:26 »
The ‘jump seat’ also known as the Kinda or Kinder Seat was an option on all Pagodas.  They are fitted as an alternate to the two part wooden shelf in the rear and can be easily retrofitted if required, needing the carpet also replaced as it was also a special fit but in the world of 2015, safety would probably preclude anyone sitting in them as being legal even with a seat belt being sitting sideways.

There is lots of discussion on the subject
« Last Edit: February 03, 2015, 01:29:37 by Garry »
Garry Marks
Melbourne/ Kyneton, Brisbane. Australia
1969 MB 280SL 5 speed RHD SOLD.
1965 MB 230SL Auto RHD Lt Blue 334G, Top 350H, 213 Leather, Tourist Delivery.
1972 MB 280CE Auto RHD 906G Blue Grey
2005 MB A200.
2006 MB B200
2019 Izuzu DMax 4x4 with Slide-on camper.
2022 Volvo XC40 Twin Electric


  • Full Member
  • Gold
  • *****
  • Canada, BC, North Vancouver
  • Posts: 898
  • 1969 280sl Euro 4sp LSD
Re: 250SL Jump Seat Question
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2015, 22:14:54 »
I thought hard and long about putting a Kinder seat in my car so I could carry both kids at once.  I even went so far to start cutting wood panels to make the seat and I bought a seat belt to fit.    Then the issue of safety came up and I started to find more and more people who took them out just to remove the temptation to put their kid back there.  A small rear ender could have devastating results. 

My kids take turns in "Dad's white princess" one at a time and it has worked out fine.  A bit of "one on one" is always good. 
69 280SL
65 F-100
73 CB750K
75 MGB
78 FLH
82 CB750SC
83 VF 1100C
08 NPS50
12 Pro 4X