1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Saloon  Chassis no. 10001222000098

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Lot 369
1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Saloon Chassis no. 10001222000098

Sold for £ 11,916 (US$ 14,810) inc. premium

Footnotes

  • '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 prestigous 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 (97km/h) in a little under 10 seconds and exceeding 125mph (201km/h) flat out.
    This unregistered, right-hand drive example of Mercedes-Benz's luxury flagship was restored in the 1990s in Malaysia, where it was repainted and had the brightwork re-chromed, and has been unused since importation in September 2010. Running and driving well, the car presents very well externally apart from the near-side rear light cluster, which is missing, while the interior requires some re-fitting. Offered with C&E Form 386 and shipping paperwork.

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  • Please note the vendor has not been able to get the car running, and is sold a viewed for spares or repair.
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1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Saloon  Chassis no. 10001222000098
1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Saloon  Chassis no. 10001222000098
1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 Saloon  Chassis no. 10001222000098
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