We’ve all had it, something on your car gets damaged or begins to fail that makes you wonder “Where on earth am I going to find another one of those?” But nobody ever predicted that the answer would be tucked away in a temperature controlled warehouse on the northern coast of Holland. Allow us to explain:
In 1983, after restoring his own SL W113, an optimistic Dutchman hired one other mechanic and set to work launching his own independent garage out of the barns adjoining his family home. Over the next 3 decades they amassed a museum-worthy warehouse of parts both new and old that, even after retirement, took 7 years before they agreed to part with the haul in 2019. The son-in-law reached out to our parts team and in January 2020 the parts arrived back at our Stratford-upon-Avon headquarters.
SLSHOP is immensely proud to be the company bringing this collection to market. Parts that have spent a generation undiscovered will allow owners to produce cars more genuine than we ever thought possible. It is unlikely that a collection of this size and importance will come to light again…if you’ve been searching for that replacement part that seems impossible to find, or you’re about to begin any form of restoration on a W113 Pagoda, make this section of the SLSHOP parts inventory your first port of call.
Please click on the below magazine article to read further.