Reference Number: AW180814
Make: Mercedes Benz
Model: Mercedes Benz 600 SWB
Drive Side: left
Odometer reading: 61372 miles
Exterior Colour: Midnight Blue
Interior Colour: Sable
We are pleased to be able to offer this truly exceptional Mercedes Benz 600 SWB.
This car has undergone an extensive refurbishment over recent months by our team of world renowned restoration technicians and as can be seen from the photographs, it must be one of the best available anywhere in the world today.
The list of recent work includes:
• Body restoration and full paint
• Full re-chrome of all parts
• All interior wood panels specialist re-furbished
• Water pump overhaul, oil seals and hoses replaced
• Rear suspension bushes renewed
• New tyres
• New exhaust system
• Air compressor overhauled and air conditioning compressor replaced
• Hydraulic lock operation system refurbished
• Inertia reel seat belts fitted
• Radio upgraded to FM specification
• Original interior trim
Brief history of the 600 model:
The Mercedes-Benz 600 was launched in September 1963 as high-end luxury “flagship” and a challenger for the title of “Best car in the world”.
The short-wheel-base (SWB) version we have here was designed to be owner-driven, and as a forerunner of the modern Maybach, it was in fact the company's most expensive model at the time.
The 600's great size, weight, and numerous hydraulically driven amenities meant that a new V8 had to be specifically developed for it, the 6.3 L "M100". This unit featured single overhead camshafts (SOHC) and Bosch mechanical fuel injection.
Adjustable air suspension delivered excellent ride quality and sure handling over any road surface.
The 600 is as much renowned for the fame of some owners as it is for it’s sophisticated and advanced engineering. Not only did the Pope own one, but also prominent celebrities such as Coco Chanel, Hugh Hefner, Elizabeth Taylor, John Lennon, George Harrison, Karen Carpenter, Jay Kay, Aristotle Onassis, Jack Nicholson, Ronnie Wood, Elvis Presley, Rowan Atkinson, Jay Leno and Jeremy Clarkson have all had one in the garage at some point!
At Aston Workshop, we’re used to dealing with a certain iconic Bond car, but did you know the Mercedes 600 was also featured by EON productions, most notably as transport for villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Diamonds Are Forever.
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