|1970 Mercedes Benz Grand 600|
Runs and drives - LHD
Short Wheelbase SWB
Price: $85k usd dollars...
John Lennon had a beautiful 1970 cream colored Mercedes 600, but his was a long wheelbase limo.
- This is a short wheelbase, and a beautiful car.
- It has brown leather interior and drives beautifully.
The Grand Mercedes 600 is arguably the most sophisticated car ever built.
-- Specifics of the Mercedes Benz Grand 600
At the Frankfurt International Motor Show in 1963, Mercedes-Benz launched an extraordinary limousine. A long-awaited successor of the legendary 540K Grosser Mercedes of the 1930's, the W100 "600" was immediately acclaimed as the "world's finest automobile.”
Even today, 40 years later, the 600 has the kind of aura that its successor, the Maybach 57/62, cannot match. But then, not many cars in history can.
Every single part of the W100, known simply as the "600," was new, including the 6.3 L V8 engine. The 600 was the most exclusive limousine in world. The list of standard equipment was vast, but demanding customers could request any desired extra, if they could possibly find some amenity unaccounted for.
Most amazing of all was the use of hydraulics throughout the vehicle. Everything, from the suspension, to the windows, adjustable seats, glass partition, door locks, trunk lid, sunroof, disc brakes and even the doors, were hydraulically operated, which unlike an electric motor, is completely silent, very smooth and fast.
There were several variants available: the standard-wheelbase four-door 600 sedan, a longer-wheelbase four-door or six door "Pullman," and a Landaulet version which shared the Pullman's long wheelbase but with a convertible roof for the rear passengers.
The design of the 600 is a masterpiece. Massive and stately, it has a powerful and regal presence. The large chrome detailing and the upright stance contribute to an exceptionally refined and grand ambiance of outstanding quality and taste. The 600 is as close to "timeless" as an automobile could be - classical and dignified but also mysterious and sexy.
Each 600 was practically handbuilt by 50 skilled craftsmen and technicians, taking about 55 days to complete. Several of our mechanics have commented that if you were crazy enough to try to build one today, it would cost in excess of $2 million.
The Great 600 remained in production, virtually unchanged, for 18 years, finally ceasing production in 1981, and so ending one of the greatest chapters in automotive history. All told, 2,677 autos were produced: 2,190 short wheel-base limos (18 feet) 428 long wheelbase Pullman limos (23 feet) and 59 landaulets.
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$85,000- USD or American dollars...