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THE MODEL

The Mercedes-Benz W 113 is a two-seat roadster/coupé, introduced at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show, and produced from 1963 through 1971. It replaced both the legendary 300 SL (W 198) and the 190 SL (W 121 BII). Of the 48,912 W 113 SLs produced, 19,440 were sold in the US.

 

The W 113 SL was developed under the auspices of Mercedes-Benz Technical Director Fritz Nallinger, Chief Engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut and Head of Styling Friedrich Geiger. The lead designers were Paul Bracq and Béla Barényi, who created its distinctive, patented,[2] slightly concave hardtop, which inspired the "Pagoda" nickname.

 

All models were equipped with an inline-six cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection. The bonnet, trunk lid, door skins and tonneau cover were made of aluminum to reduce weight. The comparatively short and wide chassis, combined with an excellent suspension, powerful brakes and radial tires gave the W 113 superb handling for its time. The styling of the front, with its characteristic upright Bosch "fishbowl" headlights and simple chrome grille, dominated by the large three-pointed star in the nose panel, paid homage to the then already legendary 300 SL roadster.

 

W 113 SLs were typically configured as a "Coupe/Roadster" with a soft-top and an optional removable hardtop. A 2+2 was introduced with the 250 SL "California Coupe," which had a fold-down rear bench seat instead of the soft-top

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THIS VEHICLE

Complete restored Mercedes W113 280 SL.

Matching original 387 blue Color

Matching Numbers Engine

Hardtop

Fitted with a rare 5 ZF speed gearbox (original 4 speed gearbox delivered with the car)

Long ratio 3,69:1 diff

Data card available


History:

This Pagoda has been delivered new to Munchen Germay. We don’t know the following history, but the car has gone to USA and re-imported to Germany by private owner in 2010. He completely restored the car in Germany during year 2016 from who we bought him the car. Complete restoration photos and file.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Moteur

Type
Cylindrée
Puissance fiscale
Puissance max
Couple max

6 cylindres à plat
2778 cm3
16 CV
170 CV ou 125 kW @ 5750 rpm
40.0 Nm à 5750 rpm

Performances

0-100 km/h
Vitesse de pointe

0 à 100 km/h : 9.0 s
200 km/h

Transmission

Type
Boîte de vitesses

Propulsion
5 speed manual

Dimensions

Longueur
Largeur
Hauteur
Poids à vide

428.5 cm
176 cm
132 cm
1360 kg

OUR OPINION

This car is as new condition and drives like a dream. Fitted with a rare 5 speed gearbox, this pagoda drives at 120km/h at 2700 rev/min in 5th gear !! Perfect for using the car in rallies or holidays.  Available in our stock, just ring us for any information.

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