1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB  Chassis no. 10001212001196 Engine no. 10098012001248

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Lot 645
1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB
Chassis no. 10001212001196 Engine no. 10098012001248

Sold for US$ 47,970 inc. premium
1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB
Chassis no. 10001212001196
Engine no. 10098012001248
"In an age when flaunting your wealth wasn't a crime, the 600 was the automotive equivalent of Monaco. It's a masterpiece of engineering, a quantum leap over its opposition, and redefines the word opulence." - Classic & Sportscar magazine.

By the commencement of the 1960s, Mercedes-Benz's ever-expanding model range was lacking in only one department: a super prestige saloon to rival the Grosser Mercedes of the past. This gap was filled in 1963 with the appearance of the all-new 600. Representing state-of-the-art automotive engineering in just about every department and supremely well-equipped, the newcomer featured an overhead-camshaft, fuel-injected, 6.3-liter V8 engine—Mercedes's first—that produced 300hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, air suspension with variable ride control, four-speed automatic transmission, all-round disc brakes, power-assisted steering, central locking and separate air conditioning systems for front and rear compartments. Built as a 5/6-seat saloon and 7/8-seat, long-wheelbase limousine - the latter beloved of Heads of State - the heavyweight 600 was endowed with respectable performance nevertheless, reaching 60mph in a little under 10 seconds and exceeding 125mph flat out.

This 600 has been in the care of its current owner since 2002, and shows 88,100 miles on its odometer at the time of cataloging. According to the vendor, it retains its original owners manual and tool kit. We are advised that this 600 was recently treated to a full service by a German factory trained master mechanic. This service included a rebuilt water pump and fan clutch, complete belt replacement, and a factory rebuilt transmission.

Sporting an exquisite repaint (using Glasurit paint and clear coat) in delicious dark tobacco with a black roof and clothed inside with opulent saddle leather, this car is fitted with every amenity one could desire. Equally at home as an owner-driver car or chauffeur driven, this magnificent Mercedes-Benz 600 is certainly one of the finest ways to travel, then and now. Sold on a Certificate of Title.

Without reserve
1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB  Chassis no. 10001212001196 Engine no. 10098012001248
1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB  Chassis no. 10001212001196 Engine no. 10098012001248
1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB  Chassis no. 10001212001196 Engine no. 10098012001248
1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB  Chassis no. 10001212001196 Engine no. 10098012001248
1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB  Chassis no. 10001212001196 Engine no. 10098012001248
1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB  Chassis no. 10001212001196 Engine no. 10098012001248
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