Chassis n° 10001212002116
Engine n° 10098012002199
Collection Mercedes-Benz France
Substantial history and maintenance file
In the Mercedes-Benz France collection from new
Car with unusual history
This limousine 600 was registered new on 9 June 1972 to Mercedes-Benz France, who kept it as a demonstration car. Originally metallic bronze, Mercedes repainted it a lovely dark blue in 1976. The bodywork is in reasonable condition, and the old paintwork is cracked in places. The chrome-work has been well preserved, but there is a slight dent in the rear bumper. The passenger compartment is superb, finished to a high standard and complete with original beige-grey velours upholstery. There is a Behr air conditioning system, rear foot rests, curtains on the rear windscreen and rear windows, 'Pompadour' pocket, tinted windscreen and windows, and - the height of luxury - a drinks cooler in the front armrest. The hydraulic system controls the suspension, which also operates the windows and boot. The wood dashboard sports a Becker Europa radio. The car has the original engine and the automatic gearbox has been replaced with a reconditioned one. In July 1973, the car was structurally checked following a collision at the front.
This 600 limousine comes with the original order form, service book, guarantee card with ""Daten Karte"", maintenance manual, an inspection report from 2015 and a fascinating and comprehensive maintenance file listing the occasions it was loaned and driven. In 2017, the car underwent a 4000 euros service including the replacement of the air filter, the spark plugs, the fluids and the tyres.
For the anecdote, you can see in the file that in September 1984 this Mercedes 600 was lent to Johnny Stark, Mireille Mathieu's manager at that time, to take her to the Frank Sinatra evening at the Moulin Rouge. And so this car not only represents the height of 1970s automobile luxury, but also comes with a rare history, having always been in the hands of the manufacturer who built it.