MERCEDES 230, 250 & 280SL HEALTH CHECK
Have you just acquired a 230, 250 or 280SL? Have you imported the car sight-unseen? Perhaps you’ve purchased it at auction and haven’t had a chance to inspect it properly? Whatever stage you’re at in your Mercedes Pagoda (W113) ownership journey, SLSHOP’s tailored Health Check is the perfect place to start.
WHAT IS A VEHICLE HEALTH CHECK?
SLSHOP’s VHC is a step-by-step investigation of your Mercedes W113 SL, covering 300 different elements including everything from the vehicle’s underbody to the condition of the interior trim and even the sparkle of the exterior chrome.
A Mercedes Pagoda requires extreme care and patience. The skills required to look after these vehicles is a dying art. Our Heritage craftsmen are experts in these vehicles. Their responsibility is to provide you with a comprehensive report on the mechanical, structural, and cosmetic condition of your vehicle.
This investigation goes well beyond the realms of an MOT check, allowing us to furnish you with a detailed report outlining the condition of your vehicle and any works required through a red, amber and green system of urgency.
What makes our approach stand out is our one-to-one dedication to you and your car. We’ll go through your VHC report with you, helping you to decide what you want us to focus on to bring your Mercedes SL W113 up to YOUR standards. Whether you just want to use your Pagoda daily or want to restore it to original condition, our job is to fulfil your expectations.
WHAT ARE THE FOCUS AREAS?
- Fuel pump package
- Engine Tuning & Performance
- Body Structure & Protection
- Hard & soft top
- Chrome Work & Exterior Fittings
- Interior Assesment
- Road test & Water test
WHO IS IT FOR?
Owned the car for several years? Want to know the state of the undercarriage or the steering? Our VHC enables you to re-tune yourself to your vehicle and understand what (if anything) needs addressing.
A VHC is also suitable for those with vehicle’s left standing for long periods. A Pagoda that has been sat for years will have several problems that will be easily identifiable.
An SLSHOP New Owner VHC is perfect for new owners who have acquired a vehicle online or via auction. The VHC will help you understand what (if any) improvements need to be made to the vehicle. We will work with you to make a plan of action to improve your vehicle to your budget and timeline. Find out more.
THOSE CONSIDERING SELLING:
With Pagoda values only increasing year on year, a VHC is the perfect way to evidence the high-calibre of vehicle you are selling. Potentially buyers want to know that you have looked after the vehicle and that they have a full understanding of what they are purchasing. A Pagoda with a good VHC report will enable you to command a higher sale price.
Introducing CARE by SLSHOP
SLSHOP’s Sam Bailey explains what CARE is and how it works. If you have a classic Mercedes, join CARE today to benefit from unique discounts and preserve your car the right way.
Pagoda & 60’s Shop Tour
In the beginning, R107 customers started bringing their 1960s cars to SLSHOP. Following this, we’ve grown into a dedicated workshop specifically for cars of this era. Here, you’ll find a wide variety of Pagodas. Of those, some are here for final touches, some for initial assessment, and everything in between. After all, every Pagoda’s needs are different. And it’s not just SLs in this workshop, either… In addition, we regularly see earlier SLs and all manner of saloons, coupes, and convertibles from this glorious era of style and statement.
So step back in time and browse our 1960s workshop here. Because who doesn’t love eyeing beautiful old cars!
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