So, how do you follow up one of Mercedes-Benz's all-time legends, the original 300 SL? According to Mercedes-Benz, you replace it with another.

Celebrating its 50th birthday, the SL "Pagoda" is one of those cars that screams that its an old-school icon. With its special hard-top roof, the Pagoda is a two-seat convertible that embraced a more hard-edged look with a massive greenhouse.

To learn more about the Pagoda, check out this clip via Mercedes-Benz below...

Penned by designer Paul Bracq, the W113 SL had big shoes to fill: it had the incredible task of succeeding the original and instantly iconic 300 SL Gullwing. But you can't copy a legend, so Bracq designed one of his own. Straight lines replaced curves and a low-slung roof was replaced by a high top design that gave the car its nickname: the Pagoda. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this seminal design and we're celebrating it non-stop.

VIDEO: The Classic Mercedes-Benz SL

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