Mercedes Benz - W113 'Pagoda' (1963 to 1971)
The Mercedes-Benz W113 automobiles were produced from 1963 through 1971 and were sold as the "pagoda roof" SL Class. The W113 replaced the W198 SL-Class in 1963 and was replaced by the R107 SL Class in 1972. All models boast an inline six-cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection using a mechanical pump system adapted from the diesel motors. All are rear-wheel drive, but are also equipped with independent rear suspension, a feature that greatly improved road handling. Most of these early SLs were sold with both the removable hard top and a soft top in the so-called "Coupe/Roadster" configuration, but there was also a "California Coupe" version available that came with the removable hardtop but no soft top.
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France
Mercedes Pagoda-click for a larger picture
Mercedes Pagoda 1969
Mercedes Pagoda 280
Location
Villeneuve-les-Beziers
County
Languedoc-Roussillon
Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:30 Gearbox:manual Audio:radio
Mercedes Benz 250-click for a larger picture
Mercedes Benz 250 
Mercedes Benz 250SL Convertible
Location
Nice, Cote D-Azur
County
French Riviera
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 large + 1 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Power steering: Leather interior: Audio:radio
Germany
Mercedes Benz 280-click for a larger picture
Mercedes Benz 280 1969
Mercedes Benz 280 SL
Location
Tiefenbronn by Pforzheim
County
Karlsruhe, Germany
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 large + 1 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Power steering: Leather interior: Audio:radio
Mercedes Benz 280-click for a larger picture
Mercedes Benz 280 1965
Mercedes Benz 280 SL Pagoda
Location
Berlin
County
Germany
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 large + 1 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Power steering:
Mercedes Benz 230 SL-click for a larger picture
Mercedes Benz 230 SL 1964
Mercedes Benz 230 SL
Location
Munich
County
Bavaria, Germany
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Power steering: Leather interior: Audio:radio
Mercedes Benz 280-click for a larger picture
Mercedes Benz 280 1969
Mercedes Benz 280 SL
Location
Munich
County
Bavaria, Germany
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:auto 4 Speed AutomaticPower steering: Leather interior: Audio:radio cassette
Mercedes Benz 230-click for a larger picture
Mercedes Benz 230 1971
Mercedes Benz 230 Limousine
Location
Graefelfing
County
Munich / Munchen, Germany
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Number of persons:7 Chauffeur plus 7 passengersLuggage:2 large + 2 small Available only with chauffeur:chauffeur Gearbox:auto Power steering: Leather interior: Audio:radio
Mercedes Benz 230-click for a larger picture
Mercedes Benz 230 1965
Mercedes Benz 230 SL Pagoda
Company
Oldie Rent
Location
Koln (Cologne)
County
Germany
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Number of persons:3 Chauffeur plus 3 passengersLuggage:2 large + 2 small Available only with chauffeur:chauffeur Gearbox:auto Power steering: Leather interior: Audio:radio
Mercedes Benz 230-click for a larger picture
Mercedes Benz 230 1964
Mercedes Benz 230 SL
Location
Nurburg Nordschleife
County
Eifel
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Power steering: Leather interior:
Italy
Mercedes Benz 280-click for a larger picture
Mercedes Benz 280 1968
Mercedes Benz 280 SL
Location
Gradara
County
Urbino, Italy
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 large + 1 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Power steering: Leather interior: Audio:radio
230 SL production began in 1963 with the 2.3 liter 230 SL. These models were commonly 4-speed manual transmission cars, but a 4-speed automatic transmission was also available and popular for U.S. market cars. The 230 SL sported front disc / rear drum power-assisted brakes. They quickly gained popularity in the U.S. market, and this eventually led to more and more cars being built with automatic transmissions.

 

The 250 SL was basically a one-year model, 1967, although many were sold in, and titled as, 1968 model year cars. This model is the rarest of the W113 cars. The main changes were the use of a 2.5 liter motor and addition of rear disc brakes. The 250 SL retains the stiffer suspension and sportier feel of the early SL's but provides significantly improved performance, especially given the engines wider power band. The 250 SL was also available with a ZF 5-speed manual transmission that was available through 1970.  

 

The 2.8 liter 280 SL was introduced in 1967 and continued production largely unchanged through 1971 when the W113 was replaced by the entirely new, and substantially heavier, R107 350 SL/450 SL. Most 280 SL cars built for the U.S. market were equipped with automatic transmission. Manual transmission cars came with either a 4-speed tramsmission or the super rare ZF-5 speed. The ZF 5 speed is very rare and sought after by American collectors. In the European market manual transmission cars were still dominant.

 

Source: Wikipedia.
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