Penned by designer Paul Bracq, the W113 SL had big shoes to fill: it had the incredible task of succeeding the original and instantly iconic 300 SL Gullwing. But you can’t copy a legend, so Bracq designed one of his own. Straight lines replaced curves and a low-slung roof was replaced by a high top design that gave the car its nickname: the Pagoda. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this seminal design and we’re celebrating it non-stop.
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50th Anniversary of the Pagoda SL — Mercedes-Benz Classic Vehicles