At SLSHOP, our passion is the Mercedes-Benz SL, and finding the most elusive and obscure parts is an obsession for Paul and the team in the parts department. When an opportunity arose to purchase a once in a lifetime haul of rare Pagoda parts, we simply had to act.
Since the articulated lorries arrived from Holland back un the UK, our team have been diligently cataloging the parts and listing them for sale on the website. The huge amount of parts has caused quite a stir here at SLSHOP… Jack and Paul, who have been working in the parts department since the very early days of SLSHOP, were seeing some of these components for the very first time. We asked Jack to choose two of his favourites, based on his experience of the Pagoda and the importance of the find.
VDO Quartz Zeit Clock for Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda
Proudly sat in the centre of every Pagoda dashboard is the elegant Quartz clock, but finding a replacement original has been all but impossible in recent years. Imitations have been available, but for many of our customers, originality is of the utmost importance. This genuine original Mercedes Benz timepiece should not be confused with modern replacements – there can be no substitute for a genuine old stock item. Find it in our parts store here.
Ignition Distributor Cap Dust Cover for Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda
This is a superb example of a simple and in some ways insignificant part that can make all the difference. This dust cover would have been in place over the distributor cap and HT leads when it left the factory. During routine servicing and maintenance these often go missing, never to be replaced again. For many years they have been completely unobtainable, much to the frustration of customers who own and are building concours grade Pagodas. This simple part is now available – but be quick, we only have 4 of them and don’t anticipate finding a haul like this any time soon. This might be your only opportunity to buy this elusive part. Find it in the parts store here.
- Our 13,000 mile Pagoda… with the cover in place.
- Another superb Pagoda, but the boot is clearly missing.
- This original car…
- Shows the dust cover in place…
- A truly superb find…
- Both the car and the part.
The Holy Grail of Pagodas… our 13,566 mile all original 280SL.