Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Tuesday 8 March 2011
Estimate: £28,000 - £35,000
Registration Number: DHJ 564B
Chassis Number: 100012-12-000027
The Mercedes-Benz 600, introduced in September 1964, continued the tradition of the pre-war Grosser 770K which had been the company’s most prestigious model in the 1930s: the 600 was an exclusive motor car built without compromise for crowned heads dictators, Popes, pop stars and, occasionally, mere tycoons who could afford the ultimate. Like its predecessor, the 600 was the last word in grandeur and opulence, and no creature comfort or mechanical refinement 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 7,0001b! There was a limited slip differential, and, necessarily, power steering! Other amenities included hydraulically operated windows and locks