Sports car with perfect manners.

The Pagoda SLs of model series W 113 are currently among the most sought-after of Mercedes-Benz classic cars. To be sure when deciding on a purchase, consult our checklist and the precise definitions of the condition grades.

Text: Thomas Wirth | Fotos: Götz von Sternenfels

Yesterday as today: a dream car.

The so-called Pagoda began life in 1963 as the second generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL. In one and the same model, it was the successor to the 190 SL as well as to the iconic 300 SL gullwing-door sports car and roadster. In Europe and especially in Germany, the Pagoda SLs have long been sought-after collector’s items. There are many vehicles on the market that were originally delivered to the USA and later brought back by enthusiasts and dealers. Expert advice is recommended when assessing their condition.

Check list (PDF)

Definition of condition scores (PDF)

Related topics.