Mercedes benz introduced in march 1963 at the geneva motor show a new type of mercedes sl.
1963 pagoda roof mercedes interior.
Paul bracq and béla barényi designed the distinctive pagoda top so named for the unique concave roof as seen on a japanese pagoda.
Way ahead of its time in the combination of sporting performance and touring comfort that it offers it seems delicate but is a.
Whereas the mercedes benz 300 sl gullwing introduced in 1954 was able to enjoy direct benefits from the success of the 300 sl racing sports car things were not quite so easy for the new type 230 sl of the 113 series.
Here s what a perfectly preserved pagoda roof mercedes benz looks like.
To say the mercedes benz 280sl had been developed by an all star cast would be an understatement.
Rear wheel drive configuration was complemented by independent rear suspension a feature that greatly improved road.
This would contain the larger 2 3 liter m127 inline six but feature a shorter chassis.
The w 113 replaced the w 198 sl class in 1963 and was replaced by the r107 sl class in 1972.
The mercedes benz w113 was a 2 seater convertible that replaced 2 legends.
Matching numbers and matching colors very original unwelded vehicle original interior attractive original color original pagoda roof in light ivory according to data card vehicle history.
At the geneva motor show in 1963 the mercedes benz 230sl was introduced.
In 1964 the young american stylist tom tjaarda who came to turin to produce designs for pininfarina in 1963 was entrusted with a very prestigious project by.
They were produced from 1963 to 1971 and is usually referred to as the pagoda due to the distinct shape of the hard top.
230sl introduces the pagoda distinctive design offers new levels of sophistication.
The presentation of the 230 sl in geneva in 1963 caused quite a stir.
The mercedes benz w 113 automobiles were produced from 1963 through 1971.
The shape of the roof earned it the nickname pagoda.
Why you d want a mercedes benz w113 230 280sl.
They were sold as the pagoda roof sl class.
The 190sl and 300sl.
A natural evolution of its predecessors and designed to replace both the 190 and 300 sl ranges it had to be a well.
The mercedes benz w113 roadsters designed by paul bracq were produced from 1963 through to 1971 and were known as the pagoda roof sl.
The automotive legend of the mercedes benz sl class is a never ending story is.
He should at the same time replace the types 190 sl and 300 sl.
The first special version of the pagoda sl straightaway lost its pagoda roof and became something of a multicultural design experiment a successful one in the view of this author.
All are rear wheel drive but are also.