1979 Mercedes-Benz 600

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1979
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    64
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Purple
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Extra-European title
Customs cleared in France
Chassis n ° 100-012-12 002570
Engine n°100-982-12 000026

- Very low mileage
- 2 owners since new, well maintained
- Rare armored version

The 250bhp 6.3L engine was the first V8 built by Mercedes, capable of propelling the 2.5 ton car to speeds of over 200 km/h, in a silence worthy of a Rolls-Royce. Only 2,677 Mercedes 600 were ever built, including 2,190 four-door limousines, 428 Pullman and 59 landaulets.
The car on offer has covered only 29,900 km since new, and comes from the presidential fleet of an African head of state. It was always driven by a driver of the Presidential palace and scrupulously well maintained by the Mercedes-Benz dealer network. It is armored at the doors, the floor, the trunk and the roof. The rear window and the side windows are bullet proof. It is equipped with a crankcase protection plate at the front and one for the fuel tank at the rear. It shows no trace of any accidents or corrosion and since its recent import into France, it has been the subject of some restoration works by the excellent set-up of Jean Christophe Branthomme, Atelier 600, at Heunière in Upper Normandy, a specialist of this model for nearly thirty years now. The paint which was a bit tarnished was redone in its original 904 G color and is very well done. The work on the chrome was entrusted to the renowned APF garage and the carpets were also redone, as well as the door seals. The suspension has been reconditioned; the pneumatic absorbers and the height adjustment automatic control have been replaced, as well as the brake system redone. The car maintains its correct body height permanently and does not go down like many whose suspension systems are tired. The complete mechanical service with change of fluids, etc, was made and the exhaust system, which is partially in stainless steel, was replaced. The air-conditioning system works and the 4 Maxxi tires are new. The windows do not open due to the bullet proofing and the hydraulic system for adjusting the seats and closing the trunk has been replaced by a mechanical system. It is equipped with curtains in the back, a Panasonic television and its period antenna as well as flag stands on the front fenders.