1973 Mercedes-Benz 600 for sale 101237898
1973 Mercedes-Benz 600
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1973 Mercedes-Benz 600

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Paris event, 5 February 2020.
  • Offered from the Poster Car Collection
  • One of 428 examples built
  • Displayed for four years at Mercedes-Benz World in the UK
  • Ideal restoration project
  • Documented with service invoices, MOT certificates, and previous registrations

Introduced at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Mercedes-Benz 600 was one of the worlds most advanced automobiles, featuring a hydraulic system that powered nearly everything in the car, including a self-levelling air suspension. It was built in a four-door short wheelbase iteration and two gargantuan long-wheelbase versions featuring either four or six doors.

One of the rarest versions was the 600 Pullman, a limousine that was built in a modest quantity of 428 examples. Rivalled only by Rolls-Royces Phantom V, the Pullman was preferred by numerous potentates and celebrities, including King Hussein of Jordan, Mao Tse-Tung, and Hugh Hefner.

Noted as being sold new to A Quimby of California on 3 July 1973, it is believed that this example remained in the U.S. until 2002, when it was exported the following year to the UK. At that time it was owned by Chris Drake, who lent the car for four years of display to Mercedes-Benz World in the UK. By 2012 the car was sold to a Romanian collector who commissioned the Kienle Automobiltechnik to conduct some freshening on its older restoration. Interestingly, it was upgraded at some point with several modern conveniences, including a roof-mounted flip-down television, satellite navigation, and a minibar. It would make a fascinating restoration project for any collector.

  • Issue de la Collection Poster Car
  • Lun des 428 exemplaires construits
  • Expose pendant quatre ans lespace Mercedes-Benz World du Royaume-Uni
  • Idale pour un projet de restauration
  • Factures dentretien, certificats de contrle technique et prcdents documents dimmatriculation disponibles

Prsente au Salon de Francfort 1963, la Mercedes 600 tait lune des voitures les plus perfectionnes au monde ; elle disposait dun systme hydraulique qui alimentait presque tout, et en particulier un dispositif de suspension pneumatique assiette constante. Elle existait en empattement court quatre portes et en deux immenses empattements longs pour les versions six et huit portes.

Lune des versions la plus rare tait la 600 Pullman, une limousine qui ne fut produite qu 428 exemplaires. La Pullmann navait pour rivale que la Rolls-Royce Phantom V, et elle a t la prfre de nombre de clbrits et de potentats, parmi lesquels le roi Hussein de Jordanie, Mao Tse-Toung et Hugh Hefner.

Lexemplaire propos a t enregistr comme vendu neuf le 3 juillet 1973 A. Quimby, de Californie. On pense quil est rest aux Etats-Unis jusquen 2002, anne qui prcde son exportation au Royaume-Uni. Il devint alors la proprit de Chris Drake, qui le prta pendant quatre ans lespace Mercedes-Benz World du Royaume-Uni pour ly faire exposer. En 2012, la voiture fut vendue un collectionneur roumain qui chargea Kienle Automobiltechnik de rafrachir sa restauration, dj ancienne. On notera quelle a bnfici de quelques amnagements modernes, dont un cran de tlvision rabattable fix au pavillon, une navigation par satellite et un minibar. Cette voiture reprsente un merveilleux projet de restauration pour tout collectionneur.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pa20.

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