– Mercedes-Benz 250 SL “Pagoda” (W113) from estate
– just turned 50 years of age
– beautiful colour combination of dark green paint with beige leather interior
– Kienle restoration in recent past, truly above-average condition
– Classic Data appraisal from 2012 states market value of € 70,000 (condition 2+)
– W113 prices are known to have risen sharply in recent years
– original Becker Grand Prix radio on board
– body-coloured hard top comes with the car
– wind blocker reduces unpleasant backdraft when driving with the roof down
– German registration documents and historic plates
When presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963, the W 113 had the difficult task of replacing two models at a time, the 190 SL as well as the 300 SL. A task that was almost equivalent to the quadrature of the circle, but was solved brilliantly. Because of its smooth surfaces, the spacious interior and the absence of decorative elements, it came across as very “masculine” and made the predecessors with their rounded styling look outdated.
It was available as 230 SL (1963-1967), 250 SL (1967) and 280 SL (1968-1971), built with either manual or automatic transmission, to a total of 48,912 vehicles. Because of its slightly concave hardtop, available as an accessory, it was nicknamed Pagoda.
The W 113 was suitable for any occasion – be it for the opera, the golf course or the small shopping – and the main thing: it looked good on you!