Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda art


starting at: $ 45

Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda art print by Jochen Paesen.

Carefully produced with our giclée process to maximize color accuracy and resolution. At Simply Petrol, we use the highest-quality Hahnemühle fine art paper (315 gsm) with delicate texture and acid-free surface.

Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed to saturate the fibers of the watercolor paper, resulting in pure, rich color and remarkable detail.



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.

Jochen Paesen car art

Belgian born Jochen spent his youth in several countries. Having lived in Belgium, South Africa, France, England and The Netherlands, he currently resides in Germany. This constant change combined with his love for travel serves as continuous inspiration for his creativity.

As a Designer, art and photography are never far away and Jochen’s passion extends beyond his job into his spare time. He is interested in all things revolving around cars and motorsport.

Jochen’s artwork relies on the classic car design tools, pen, paper and marker. With this, he captures each subject in its essence to create pure, dreamy yet detailed drawings. His photography captures a moment in time, emitting energy, a love for detailing and portraying speed and adrenaline in a still image.
Jochen is both Interior Design Director and CMF Design Director for the automotive start-up NIO. Under his lead, the teams have designed the EP9, EVE Concept Car and ES8 production car. Prior to this Jochen was Head of Interior Design for BMWi. During his time at BMW and BMW M he worked as Interior Design Project Leader for the new 7-series (G11/12) and M4GTS. As a designer he has worked on the 6-series (F12/13) and was the lead designer of the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept (Concept Car of the year 2009) amongst other projects. Before joining BMW, Jochen worked for Volkswagen where he designed the interior of the Volkswagen Amarok.


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Additional information


Small – 16 x 20 inches | 40 x 50 cm, Medium – 20 x 28 inches | 50 x 70 cm, Large – 28 x 40 inches | 70 x 100 cm

Your art print

1. Framing

A frame is not included. Your #finecarart print deserves frame of its own that fits best to the environment you`d like to place it.

2. Shipping

You can choose between STANDARD and EXPRESS delivery. Visit our Shipping page to check out the delivery options in order to pick what fits your needs. You`ll find shortcut at the footer section of Simply Petrol.

3. Packaging

Your #finecarart print will be laid between two sheets of archival paper. They are pH neutral (i.e. between 7 and 8.5) and will therefore have no chemical interaction with any objects it contacts. The #finecarart print will be rolled with the help of a smaller tube and will be packed in a reasonably heavy mailing tube with secure end caps. The tube will be taped around the end caps to ensure a tight seal.

4. Care

In order to preserve this piece of #finecarart at its best, keep the print away from fluorescent lighting and direct sunlight and from areas with high humidity, and at normal room temperature between 18 – 23 °C // 64 – 73 °F.

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