1969 Mercedes-Benz 600

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    10001412001369
  • Engine number 
    100980-12-001435
  • Lot number 
    411
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

Stylishly presented in Anthracite Grey Metallic paint with a tan interiorRecentlysubject to extensive recommissioning work at a cost of over 29,000Hydraulics and braking system overhauled, air suspension stripped,vacuum system and tank testedNew Pullman-spec airbags,interior refurbished, bumpers chromed plus a deep cleanCopies of the originalFactory Data Card. Ona NOVA number and ready for UK registrationA rare and desirable motorcar, exhibiting cutting edge 1960's luxury,engineering and styleThe Mercedes-Benz 600 was a line of ultra-luxury cars produced between 1963 to 1981. A forerunner of the modern Maybach marque, the 600 was the company's flagship and most expensive model.Among the variety of 600 models producedwas the long-wheelbase four-door "Pullman" limousine, with two additional rear-facing seats separated from the driver's compartment by a power divider window. Just 429 of these substantial motor cars were built, including the superb example on offer here.This home-market car was delivered new to the German company Alpine in 1964, presumably to transport important staff and clients, before the company was subject to a take-over by a Japanese firm around 20 years ago. As a company asset, the vehicle then made its way over to Japanwhere it spent many years before being purchased by ourvendor and brought to the UK.Representing state-of-the-art automotive engineering of the era in just about every department, this supremely well-equipped luxury car featured four-speed automatic transmission, all-round disc brakes, power-assisted steering, central locking,separate air conditioning systems for the front and rear compartments, and insulated glass all round.The 600 Pullmans great size, weight, and numerous hydraulically driven amenities required more power than Mercedes' largest engine at that time could produce. A new V8 with more than twice the capacity was developed, the 6.3-litreM100. Featuring single overhead camshafts (SOHC) and Bosch mechanical fuel injection, it developed around 250bhp offeringhighly respectable performance, reaching 60mph in a little under 10 seconds and exceeding 125mph flat out.One of the most notable features of these models is their sophisticated 150-bar (2,176 psi) hydraulic pressure system which operates the multi-way adjustable seating, windows, opening and closing of doors and boot lid, whilst adjustable air suspension delivers variable control, excellent ride quality and sure handling over any road surface.Stylishly presented in Anthracite Grey Metallic paint with Tan interior, the car has been subject to extensive recommissioning work at a cost of over 29,000. This attention includes; overhaul of the hydraulics and braking system, air suspension stripped and sent to the leading specialist in Germany to be worked on, vacuum tank tested, new Pullman-spec airbags on allsides as well as having the interior refurbished, bumpers chromed plus a deep clean and pre-sale detail.The car is accompanied bycopies of the originalFactory Data Card showing the vehicle specification and sale to Alpine in Augsburg, Germany. Also suppliedis a printout from Mercedes-Benz confirming the vehicle details and invoices for recent works to the hydraulics and suspension plus new tyres. The car has a NOVA number and is ready for UK registration.A rare and desirable motorcar, exhibiting cutting edge 1960's luxury,engineering and style.