113 Pagoda Setup
There is a big diﬀerence between a Pagoda that looks good from afar and one that stands close scrutiny…
There is a big diﬀerence between a Pagoda that ‘runs and drives’ and a Pagoda that runs and drives exactly as it should…
Is your Pagoda running hot? Running cold? Not getting to temperature? Issues with cold starting? Misﬁring? Down on power? Pinking? Gears seem to be teething? Steering stubborn? Suspension suspicious? We have seen all manner of ailments in Pagodas over the years. The passing of time, poor maintenance, budget repairs, inexperienced technicians, all can have an impact on how your Pagoda handles today.
The W113 Pagoda is a delicate thing, sensitive to set up and all too easy to get wrong. Get it right, and a Pagoda can be a joy to drive, a classic for all occasions and a capable and stylish continent crosser. Let us The SLSHOP ﬁnd the gem beneath your car, to bring out the best of a classic motoring experience.
113 Setup Technicians
Since the very first beginnings of The SL Shop, our technicians have worked with three generations of this iconic classic roadster. During this time we’ve developed a huge wealth of knowledge on the inner working of all three cars. We understand the complex electronics of the R129, the exact fit of the trim on an R107 and the precise way to set the suspension and chasis on the delicate Pagoda.
The combined experience of our team, working under Bruce Greetham’s watchful eye, makes The SL Shop the only place to restore your Pagoda. We may be best known with our work for the R107 SL, but over the last few years we have taken on more and more Pagoda restorations. Many of our R107 SL customers have approached us about their Pagodas, and it was a conversation with one of our customers which lead to the build of a rare 280 SL Pagoda, featured in Classic & Sports Car Magazine. You can read about that restoration here
113 Pagoda Setup
As custodians of these cars, we take pride in showing owners what a properly prepared Pagoda is capable of. Values may have doubled in recent times, but part of what we do is unpicking years of neglect, addressing areas that were ignored during the downward curve of the model’s depreciation. We help owners to compare the Pagoda they’ve got with the Pagoda they want – even restored cars can fail to drive the way they should. With a Pagoda, a car that runs well requires more than just a rebuilt engine. The fuelling, ignition, gearbox and suspension all contribute to the finished package. Through years of expert knowledge and experience with these cars we can show you what a Pagoda should feel like.
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