The Mercedes-Benz 600, introduced in September 1964, continued the tradition of the pre-war Grosser 770K which had been so popular with the highest echelons of the Nazi party: the 600 was an exclusive motor car built without compromise for royalty, heads of state, pop stars and mere tycoons who could afford the ultimate. Like its predecessor, the 600 was the last word in grandeur and opulence, and no creature comfort was omitted.
With a 6.3-litre fuel injected V8 engine producing 300bhp at the wheels, the 600 was capable of over 120mph and 0-60mph in just 9.5 seconds, not bad for a car weighing some 7,0001bs!
There was a limited slip differential, servo steering and calliper brakes with vacuum servo at both ends.
Other amenities included hydraulically operated windows, sunroof, glass partition, boot lit, horizontal/vertical movement and backrest angles of seats, and full electrically controlled air conditioning. As not even the Rolls-Royce Phantom could compete with such an array of features, it is hardly surprising that the 600 cost a whopping DM 56,500 at the time of its launch, this figure having risen to DM144,100 by the time production ceased in 1981.
This Short-Chassis Mercedes-Benz 600 was delivered new to Germany on the in June 1965. Still retaining its original Cogniac leather interior, which is in excellent condition and is a true testament to its caring ownership. Having recently had its brakes and hydraulic system overhauled, the car is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.