Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda, (W 113)

50 years ago: “Pagoda” première in Geneva

  • The Mercedes-Benz 230 SL (W 113) took over from the 300 SL and 190 SL models
  • Roof shape earned the model series its nickname

Stuttgart – The launch of the Mercedes-Benz 230 SL at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1963 caused quite a sensation: nine years after the introduction of the 300 SL (W 198) and 190 SL (W 121) sports cars in 1954, Mercedes-Benz presented the motoring world with a single successor to both these extremely successful early SL models. Known internally as the W 113, the two-seater Roadster was characterised by its exceptional comfort, excellent performance, and exemplary handling safety.

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