Now that we're familiar with Bulgarian tuner Vilner Studio, we shouldn't be surprised by the generous application of quilted leather in its latest project, the Mercedes-Benz W113 Gentle Pagoda.

A comprehensive luxification of a Pagoda-roofed SL, two-tone leather in cafe and latte hues are cross-stitched throughout the cabin, and set off with chrome, aluminum and a mahogany-rimmed steering wheel. Incredibly, the nicest part of the car could be the trunk, which is so well turned out you'd need to think about which valuables are worthy of putting in it. Take a closer look at it in the photo gallery above.
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Gentle Pagoda by Vilner Studio

To be born in 1963. In the times when the cars were only for the chosen ones. When they were produced only for the chosen ones. When the speed was not the same as nowadays and when the fashion was different. In the times when 300 SL (W 198) and 190 SL (W121 BII) were modern, but not yet legendary.

Getting on in years like a real man, in order to turn into a classic – deserving attention and admiration. Based on Studio Vilner's novel – with Mercedes-Benz W113 Pagoda as the protagonist.

Typically for Vilner's style: the legendary automobile got some light exterior interventions und complete renewing of the interior. The colors are warm and vintage – café and latte.

Every element and small detail has been taken care of. The workmanship is precise; the material is high-quality leather in two colors with a plenty of decorative and light seams. The dashboard is upholstered; the chromed elements and mahogany steering wheel are renewed. Even the trunk is now luxuriously made like a boutique jewellry box. The eponymous hard car roof of "Pagoda" – as a part of the interior – received the necessary dosage luxury and stile.

Tenderly embroidered Gentle Pagoda labels adorn the car interior, and are also present in the cabin. Those are also engraved on the door ledges – in aluminum and artificially made to look older.

Studio Vilner touches the classic and revives it – with the necessary attention and endeavor!

Like in the old times... when the cars were only for the chosen ones.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      IIt is good work but I love a classic Mercedes inherit as is.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I hate auto text. I love a classic Mercedes interior as is.
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Like in the old times... when the cars were only for the chosen ones." What a nasty sentiment.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm sure the workmanship is great, but I hate the way the interior was restyled. That quilting look is great in new Bentleys and S Classes, but is totally out of place here. The entire car looks like an old lady that still shops in the Junior's Department trying to stay young. I'd much prefer a perfectly restored SL body and interior with an updated powertrain.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think it's gorgeous.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks good, but I always felt the W113 looked great anyways. The livery reminds me of the ones on Hakosukas, never would have thought it'd work well on a SL too. As Brian mentioned below, perhaps they can work their magic on the R107. The only R107's I ever cared about were the ones MB rallied back in the day ( ) and one I saw from a shop in Japan ( )
        • 3 Years Ago
        There are many advantages starting with the 107. They're plentiful (in production for 18 year, the longest run of any Merc) and therefore can still be sourced at reasonable prices; they are relatively simple to work on yet still feel fairly up-to-date to drive (the 117 really feels ancient on the road, especially in auto); and you can have fun modifying them without worrying about the lack of authenticity destroying its value. I owned a 450SL for 5 years. Had a ball driving it, parts were never an issue (well, I never did need work on the distributor, which have been known to give headaches), was fun to work on with mates over a few beers, and including upkeep over 5 years it was cost neutral! I've got my eyes open now for a straight SLC, (which are even more unloved and dirt cheap), got a few ideas..... ;)
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