When Daimler pulled the cover of the Pagoda, the automotive world was at least surprised. The two-seater united a decadent delivery of power combined with sheer elegance. Dubbed internally as W113, the Mercedes-Benz 230 SL would later become known as the Pagoda after its unique roof design. This particular Benz is extremely important for our team at Simply Petrol because the first ever art we were able to offer in our #FineCarArt marketplace was dedicated to this car. This is why we are more than happy to share with you the beauty of this Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda art, created by Jochen Paesen.
This Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda art is giving us timeless elegance
Friedrich Geiger created the styling of 230 SL. He defined the bright and distinctive lines of the car. Paul Bracq was the man who made the design of the removable coupe roof. Its thin pillar lines made the car famous among the enthusiast with the Pagoda nickname. This way, Mercedes-Benz produced more than worthy successor of the legendary 300 SL, successfully combining sport and luxury. The Pagoda started its existence with the M127 engine capable of 150 hp. Just three years after the model launch it was replaced by mildly revised 250 SL and 280 SL. The first one delivered an engine with the same amount of power but more torque, while the 280 SL offered 170 hp. There was one more engine option, the extremely rare R113W equipped with M50F Wankel engine. Mercedes-Benz experimented heavily with rotary engines back in the day.
Beyond its certain aesthetical qualities, the Pagoda displayed typical Mercedes-Benz advanced engineering. For the model year 1963, 230 SL was the first sports car worldwide with a safety body consisting of crumple zones and rigid passenger cell.
Now you can own this captivating Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda art beautifully created by Jochen Paesen carefully issued by Simply Petrol on first-class paper with top-notch printing technology.