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The Pagoda SL W113 was initially available as a 4-speed manual with traditional hydraulic cylinders operating a friction disc clutch.  A 4-speed automatic transmission was added just four months later in October ‘63, making use of a fluid coupler. Traditional torque converters were not introduced until 1971 with the R107 SL. 

In 1966 Mercedes released the factory option for a 5-speed manual transmission which had been supplied by Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen, commonly abbreviated to ‘ZF’. The S5-20 gearbox was more often bolted to Maseratis of the era but came to use in the W112 and Pagoda SL W113 models. Only 882 examples were ordered with this transmission before it was removed from the catalogues in 1969 to become a ‘special request only’ feature thereafter.

SLSHOP now offers 6-speed manual conversion kits, available for all Pagoda SL W113 variants. The new transmission gives your classic Mercedes the long-haul abilities of today's GT cars. This configuration reduces engine revolutions at modern roadway speeds, improving economy, lowering engine stresses as well as minimizing temperatures and noise in the cabin. The six-speed manual also offers a more spirited sports drive. 

All gearbox and clutch components are available across different tiers of quality and pricing, allowing owners and restorers the ability to improve their cars according to their specific budget. These tiers include Heritage, Reclaimed, Reproduction, OEM and Remanufactured Mercedes Parts. 

To quickly locate your required Pagoda SL W113 gearbox and clutch components, browse our website using the search bar, category filter or by using the line drawing. Alternatively, email [email protected] or call our team on +44 (0) 1789 337 070. Each soft and hard top item can be shipped with next-day delivery to any postcode worldwide. 


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