1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Four Door Limousine  Chassis no. 10001412000107

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1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Four Door Limousine
Chassis no. 10001412000107

Sold for US$ 58,500 inc. premium
1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Four Door Limousine
Chassis no. 10001412000107
'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 September 1963 with the appearance at the Frankfurt International Motor Show of the all-new 600. Representing state-of-the-art automotive engineering in just about every department, the supremely well-equipped newcomer featured an overhead-camshaft, fuel-injected, 6.3-litre V8 engine - Mercedes' first - 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. Its cosseted occupants enjoyed the advantages conferred by multi-way adjustable seating powered by a sophisticated system of hydraulics that also operated the windows and assisted in opening/closing the doors and boot lid.

The most popular version was the 3,200mm (10' 6") wheelbase saloon that could seat up to six passengers, while the long-wheelbase Pullman limousine - a veritable leviathan exceeding 20' in length and beloved of Heads of State, not to mention a succession of Popes - could accommodate up to eight. Despite its not inconsiderable weight, the 600 was endowed with highly respectable performance, reaching 60mph in a little under 10 seconds and exceeding 125mph flat out.

The 600 remained in production for a remarkable 18 years and when production ceased in June 1981 a total of 2,190 Limousine and 487 Pullman models had been made.

The car offered dates from early on in the production of these gargantuan automobiles, to judge from its current condition it is a predominantly original example that has been maintained rather fully restored. It has however received considerable expenditure in the current ownership to ensure that all of the hydraulics are fully operational, air conditioning is operational and that the car can be used whenever required. In preparation for the sale, it has been freshly serviced.

In archetypal black paint scheme with gray leather and fabric interior, the car offers opposed seating for four to five persons in the rear compartment and a central wood veneer cabinet. It presents generally well with clean engine back, good paint and chrome.
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1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Four Door Limousine  Chassis no. 10001412000107
1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Four Door Limousine  Chassis no. 10001412000107
1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Four Door Limousine  Chassis no. 10001412000107
1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Four Door Limousine  Chassis no. 10001412000107
1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Four Door Limousine  Chassis no. 10001412000107
1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Four Door Limousine  Chassis no. 10001412000107
1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Four Door Limousine  Chassis no. 10001412000107
1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Four Door Limousine  Chassis no. 10001412000107
1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Four Door Limousine  Chassis no. 10001412000107
1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Four Door Limousine  Chassis no. 10001412000107
1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Four Door Limousine  Chassis no. 10001412000107
1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Four Door Limousine  Chassis no. 10001412000107
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