Founded in Ulm in 1981, Mercedes-Benz SL-Club Pagode has 1,668 members in twelve regional clubs and over 1,300 registered Pagoda-SL vehicles. We interviewed the club's chairman Michael Lenhardt.
Why does it have to be a Pagoda?
The vehicle body has a timeless elegance without losing its sporty note. In addition to this, the Pagoda is a reliable companion on long journeys as well as in everyday situations.
What gems can be found in your own garage?
A 230 Pagoda from 1964 with free-standing spare wheel, occasional bench seat, red leather, white paintwork, rare 5 speed transmission, driven approximately 6,000 to 8,000 km a year. Alongside this, I have a 280 Pagoda from 1970 first hand with 42,000 original km, black leather, ivory paint and original 5 speed transmission, in absolutely original condition.