The Mercedes-Benz W113 is a roadster produced by the German manufacturer from 1963 to 1971. Renowned by collectors for its excellent build quality and mechanical reliability, the W113 came equipped with an inline-6 cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection. When marketed to the public this model number was represented by the 230SL, 250SL, and 280SL, which correlated with their displacement volume (2.3, 2.5, and 2.8 litres). These cars were lightweight, with a short, wide chassis and an excellent suspension system that incorporated double wishbones and a stabilising bar in the front and a single-pivot swing axle, radius arms and transverse springs in the rear. Its characteristic slightly concave pagoda hardtop was designed by Paul Bracq and Bela Barenyi.