W113 Restoration: Truly, is there a better way see the countryside than from behind the wheel of Stuttgart’s perfectly proportioned 1960s Pagoda? Or how about behind the wheel of an immaculately restored, factory-correct, mechanically-new 230, 250 or 280SL? Picture yourself enjoying an evening drive to your favourite restaurant, or perhaps cruising the waterfront as the sun dips low. Without question, our cars look superb at any speed and in any location.
Above all, our focus has always been the R107. Nevertheless, earlier Pagoda and 190SLs are ever-present at SLSHOP. In truth, it was only a matter of time before an R107 owner, overjoyed with the result of a recent restoration, wanted to complete a Pagoda to the same exact standards. Following that ﬁrst car, we’ve produced some of the world’s ﬁnest Pagodas. Since then, we’ve been applying everything we learnt through 10 years at the forefront of classic Mercedes-Benz cars.
Welcome to W113 Restoration by SLSHOP.
Restoration. (Noun), a return of something to a former, original, normal, or unimpaired condition. But why stop there? Above all, here at SLSHOP we settle for nothing but the best. As a result, we have the skills, the experience, and the knowledge to rebuild your classic Mercedes-Benz to its factory speciﬁcation. Or better. Ultimately, there are no limits when it comes to what is possible. At SLSHOP, we dream big and we deliver. Unquestionably.
SLSHOP is a family-run, independent Mercedes-Benz specialist based in Warwickshire, UK. Undoubtedly, we set the benchmark when it comes to the R 107 SL. As well as setting the standards, we forge an example for others to follow. Over the years, through our work with classic SLs, we’ve developed an intimate understanding of these superb cars. As such, we’ve built a knowledge and skill base that cannot be rivalled.
Furthermore, our thriving parts department ships classic Mercedes-Benz components worldwide. In addition, our workshops are full of a great many exciting classic Mercedes-Benz restorations. Similarly, in our showroom, you’ll ﬁnd some of the very best cars available. Not only do we have the R 107 SL, but we also have all generations of SL and more. Above all, our core passion is the R 107. But our knowledge and interest spreads to all Mercedes-Benz models. Consequently, our parts store caters to all manner of classics. Without a doubt, our workshop is a treasure trove of Stuttgart’s ﬁnest.
Sam Bailey – Managing Director
Sam grew up with all manner of classic cars. Above all, it was his passion for all things automotive and ambition that launched The SLSHOP. He doesn’t like to compromise, especially when it comes to presentation and service. Unquestionably, what drives Sam is being at the forefront of the industry. Also, his passion for ﬁnding or producing elusive, hard-to-ﬁnd classic Mercedes-Benz vehicles that cannot be obtained anywhere else.
Bruce Greetham – Director and General Manager
There’s no doubt that Bruce is a serious Mercedes-Benz aﬁcionado. In addition to his ‘famous’ 500SL, he’s owned an enviable list of classics including a 124 Coupe and a 560SEC. Besides anything else, his sharp eye and deep knowledge of the brand are utilised in all areas of the business. Not only is he invaluable in the showroom with clients, but he’s also involved in the workshop with technicians. Particularly, Bruce’s passion is concours. Not only does he have a love for the compeition, but he’s scooped all manner of awards, including a Concours d’Elégance win with his own R 107 SL.
113 Pagoda Setup
Is your Pagoda running hot or running cold? Not getting to temperature, or having issues with cold starting? Misﬁring or down on power? Pinking? Gears seem to be teething? Steering stubborn or suspension suspicious? Over the years, we’ve seen all manner of ailments in Pagodas. After all, the passing of time, poor maintenance, budget repairs, inexperienced technicians, all can have an impact on how your Pagoda handles today.
Ultimately, the quality of a finished piece lies in the strength of the craftsmanship throughout. Therefore, we apply the same detail to every aspect of your build and restoration. Not only does this include the final fitment of chrome, but everything from the way we bolt the seats to the paintwork. After all, with our years of experience, we know these cars well enough to understand how the little details ﬁt the big picture.
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