Iconic Mercedes-Benz SL “Pagoda” Gets EV Conversion From Everrati

Giancarlo Perlas September 28, 2023

Everrati, a renowned UK-based electric vehicle (EV) conversion specialist, just unveiled its latest project at the Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel in Monaco. This electrifying masterpiece is a reimagined version of the classic Mercedes-Benz SL “Pagoda” from the 1960s, combining timeless luxury with cutting-edge electric technology.

Everrati Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda EV Conversion
Everrati Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda EV Conversion

A Glimpse into Everrati’s Innovation

Everrati, widely recognized for breathing new life into classic automobiles with electrification, has set a new standard for sustainable luxury. The specialist’s transformed SL merging the past and present, which pays homage to the iconic “Pagoda,” is a testament to its dedication to preserving automotive history while embracing a greener future.

The Restoration and Conversion

The SL “Pagoda” is a symbol of automotive heritage. According to Electrek, Everrati entrusted the meticulous restoration of this legend to Mercedes-Benz specialists Hilton & Moss, ensuring that it meets Concours standards. While retaining the classic charm, the internal combustion powertrain has been replaced with an in-house electric variant.

A Harmonious Blend of Classic and Modern

Painted in a stunning deep blue hue, this “Pagoda” EV conversion boasts a pristine interior with leather-clad seats. What catches the eye is the cleverly redesigned instrument cluster. While maintaining the original aesthetics, it now serves as a power meter, a subtle nod to the electric heart that beats within.

Performance That Delights

Everrati’s transformation is not just skin-deep. The EV variant of the “Pagoda” packs a punch with 300 bhp, propelling it from 0 to 60 mph in under 7 seconds. With a range exceeding 200 miles and a top speed of 124 mph, it marries sustainable driving with exhilarating performance.

Preserving a Classic Legacy

The original Mercedes-Benz SL “Pagoda” made its debut at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show, succeeding the famed 300 SL gullwing. Its nickname, “Pagoda,” was inspired by the unique concave shape of its detachable hardtop. Powered by a robust inline-six petrol engine, it embodied automotive excellence.

Everrati’s CEO, Justin Lunny, expressed his vision for this project, saying, “This meticulously restored and redefined car is the ultimate two-seater electric luxury grand tourer, a unique proposition which pays homage to the history of the legendary SL ‘Pagoda,’ yet is fully future-proofed, enabling it to be enjoyed today – and in the hands of the next generation tomorrow.”

Final Thoughts

In a world where the demand for high-end sustainable vehicles is surging, Everrati’s transformation of the Mercedes-Benz SL “Pagoda” serves as a beacon of innovation, seamlessly blending the past with the future.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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