1968 MercedesBenz 600 Sedan

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Mercedes-Benz S 600


1968 Mercedes-Benz 600

s/n 100.12-12-001034

Beigegrau with Leather

Created in Mercedes’ tradition of the highest caliber luxury limousines, the 600 was a technological force. In the same vein as the 770 and 300 Adenauer that preceded it, the 600 was a limousine that successfully a blend of opulence, exclusivity, build quality, sophisticated features, and surprising performance. brought incredible presence, yet also quite understated, when compared to the more offerings from Rolls-Royce and Massively expensive and chock of innovative technological features, the were good for a genuine Having no engine sufficiently for the car, Mercedes created one of its legendary engines, the 6.3 liter (which would later be in the 300SEL 6.3 and 450SEL 6.9), an camshaft and valve unit mechanical fuel injection and dry lubrication. The car had disc brakes and suspension all around, and a now famous hydraulic system that the suspension, power seats, door locks, and self trunk.

Beautifully engineered and the 600 was highly exclusive and astronomically (the most expensive car in the when new at well over in 1965), and found a distinguished that included diplomats, of industry, and stars. Many individuals have owned including Coco Chanel, Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, Lennon, Aristotle Onassis, Nicholson, and Bob Jane. The cars’ bent has also meant many political figures, of them communist ironically have owned 600’s the years. Included among are Hirohito, Idi Amin, Jomo Nicolae CeauЕџescu, Leonid Enver Hoxha, Pol Pot, Castro, Josip Broz Saddam Hussein, and Kim Il Sung.

This particular car’s includes some rather individuals, and was purchased new by Daniel Sr. whose name will be to equestrians thanks to his breed of Arabian horses. While he the car, his chauffeur drove famous passengers, including Globe winning actress Sue Ane in June of 1972, Chief Warren E. Burger in September of singer/actor John Davidson in of 1974, baseball hall of Ted Williams in June of 1975, and Nixon in November of 1975. The car with a letter from in which he mentions the 600, as as the fact that Gainey was one of his friends and advisors.

The car itself is a beautifully preserved that is in excellent mechanical including the hydraulic system. It is a equipped example with all of the 600 equipment such as foot air conditioning and rear curtains, as as some interesting options as the refrigerated refreshment bar located the front seats, the Becker Prix radio, and headrests on all seats. The car was under the care of Mr. until about 1981, its second owner (in Minnesota) it. The car was under the care of the same from 1968 until The car was never used in the winter, and the owner sold the car in September of to its new Californian owner. He drove the car to California and fastidiously maintained the car he sold it in 2007. Under his the car received much attention and work, including rebuilt suspension in 1992 (center steering shock, inner and tie rod ends), some refinishing of the and rebuilding of the fuel injection at Pacifi Fuel Injection in The water pump was done in and the rear brakes were including the calipers, discs, and hoses. The shock absorbers replaced in 2001, and the hydraulic trunk closing unit and hydraulic accumulator were replaced, at a cost exceeding The car received a major service in of 2006 at a cost of over to address oil leaks (requiring teardown including the removal of the and water pumps), various items, brake hoses, and complete rebuild of the climate unit. The car received a major in March of 2007 including adjustment, oil change, fuel distributor rotor, points, fluid and filter, power fluid and filter, and air filter. In of 2007, the flex disc, support and transmission moutn replaced, and in December of 2007, maintenance work was performed the replacement of power steering hydraulic hoses, spark wires, and correcting a transmission

Cosmetically, the car is very nice. It has an repaint that is holding up with only a handful of blemishes visible upon inspection. The large amounts of trim are extremely nice, only light aging on the and one dent in the rear bumper. The chrome is very nice, the wheel covers. The glass and are very good throughout, a small chip and a small of delamination to the windscreen. The remaining is excellent, including the wind mounted in the rear windows.

The interior is an impressive place and is in shape. It is extremely spacious and the upholstery is excellent, particularly its originality. There is a great of wood, on the door panels, rear parcel shelf, and the windows, and it is excellent throughout. inspection reveals hairline on the wood on top of the dashboard, and a crack in one of the fillets, but the remaining wood is and appears to be original. The carpets are in very nice shape. The is excellent, as are the instruments and switches. are a great many switches operate the various accessories as the power operated front and seats, windows, and suspension. All of items are hydraulic and operate and silently in a way that is impressive today, and must have downright magical forty ago. Even the cowl is hydraulically operated by a switch on the

Mercedes-Benz S 600

The trunk is in very good The hydraulically operated lid works and properly, and the hydraulic service kit is present in its individual compartment. The lives in its own compartment and the spare tag is attached. The engine compartment is but is extremely clean, correct, and throughout. It is consistent with the and feel of the rest of the car, is that of a largely original car has been so well cared for it has never needed restoration.

The car’s road performance reflects this. It is extremely throughout. The major mechanical work as they should, the brakes and suspension to the engine and The car accelerates authoritatively, and indeed, Track noted in their road test that the 600 was through the quarter mile a TR4A, MGB, Sunbeam Alfa Romeo Giulia Porsche 356C, or Volvo The car is impressively comfortable and capable by modern standards, while the air have been noted to be the loudest ever fitted to a car and would be equally at home in applications.

This is an outstanding to acquire a superb unmolested of one of Mercedes’ great limited models, with terrific This particular car has been looked after and works It is also well-optioned and has an illustrious and history.

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Mercedes-Benz S 600


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