1971 Mercedes-Benz 600

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1971
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Country VAT 
    FR
  • Lot number 
    113
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

American title
Customs cleared in EU
Chassis n° 10001612001500

- Rare luxury version of the 600
- Numerous period options
- Major recent service
- Original lavish interior

This six-door Mercedes 600 Pullman was ordered in 1970 by the King of Libya, but due to a coup in 1971, it was never delivered. Instead it sold the same year to Mr Antonio Ortiz Mena, President of Inter-American Bank, in Washington, where it was also used by the Mexican consulate. The car was subsequently sold again and in 2015 it benefitted from a full service that included work to the hydraulic system and brakes by a well-known specialist of the model. The large file of invoices accompanying the car can be consulted for details of this service.
This top of the range 600 Pullman is equipped with numerous options, including a very rare rear sunroof, black exterior paintwork (DB 040), hydraulically-operated driver separation, refrigerator, two folding seats facing forwards, air-conditioning, Grundig AC 220 cassette player in the rear compartment, Becker Grand Prix TR Radio with electric aerial and flags on the front fenders.
With some 67 500 miles recorded, the car is very well preserved, with an interior that has not lost any of its opulence or luxury. It is being sold with its owner's manual, service book and toolkit. Just 124 examples of this model were built, making it particularly rare.