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 7,0001b! There was a limited slip differential, servo steering and caliper 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 fully automatic controlled air conditioning. Not even the Rolls-Royce Phantom boasted such a compliment of goodies, so it is hardly surprising that the 600 cost a whopping DM56,500 at the time of its launch, this figure having risen to DM144,100 by the time production ceased in 1981.
The list of 600 Pullman owners is basically a list of the most wealthy and influential people in the world, from Queen Elizabeth II to Mao Tse Tung, including Elvis Presley and the Pope.
A rare UK supplied RHD short wheel base 600, first registered in the UK 06/11/67 has been with its current owner since 1986.
This car was originally restored in 1986/7, but left in a garage and then at a mechanics for commissioning and rolling restoration, unfortunately time and circumstances prevented work from continuing. This is a series 1 vehicle with self-closing doors/boot, all hydraulic interior, suspension and brakes. The engine runs, and starts.
All wood is present, but will require restoring. The interior displays a wonderful patina and aged very well. The front windscreen was brand new, as is the centre section of the front bumper.
Very rare opportunity to restore a genuine right hand drive series one SWB grosser.