The Pagoda itself was notorious for its low mileage, even in its heyday. They are also very unreliable compared to their modern counterparts. Many owners will admit they took on far more work than they realized when purchasing their dream car. Indeed, just starting an original Mercedes-Benz ‘Pagoda’ is a fraught process.
The whole car feels like the original until you switch on the silent motor
The car offers owners all of the style of a classic car without the caveats
ionic cars offers is the best of both worlds: a treasured classic car and state-of-the-art engineering. The makeover is a painstaking process. It takes six months for a full team of highly-skilled engineers to swap out the old-tech and replace them with the zero-emission motor while keeping the original body intact.
Where new materials are required, ionic cars sources only the highest-quality sustainable alternatives. Customers are given a wealth of customization options as well, from vegan leather to heated seats. They can even produce a matching luggage set.
Initially, the company aims to produce three cars per month. As well as the Mercedes-Benz ‘Pagoda’, customers can also order a classic Porsche 911 and a Jaguar E-Type. All come with a range of around 160 miles. It is also working on increasing its offering to other well-known classic models.
The Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda is a startlingly beautiful car
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