The “Pagoda” – eternally popular among connoisseurs of fine motorcars
– 2.8 liter six-cylinder in-line petrol engine with 118 kW (160 hp) and 4-speed manual transmission
– Registered in Belgium in 1988, re-imported to Germany in 2015
– 2 owners, with the current owner since 2015
– Elaborated restoration in many areas by former Mercedes specialists
– Vehicle completely painted inside and outside, underbody in body color
– Engine conversion with an engine of a 280 SE (108 series), revision of the rear axle (final drive ratio 3.92 instead of 3.75) + installation of the disc brake system of the MB 280 SL
– Clutch and complete exhaust system renewed, analogue clock restored, Radio Becker Europa
– Interior comprehensively renewed, seats, door panels and cockpit reupholstered in leather
– New convertible top, receipts for spare parts available
– The Classic-Data appraisal describes the very good overall condition (grade1-)
– Admission as historic vehicle + valid technical control (MOT) until 12/ 2024
The Pagoda – a design classic par excellence!
When presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963, the W113 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of decorative elements, it came across as very “masculine” and made the predecessors with their rounded styling look outdated.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 W113 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!