1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'  Chassis no. 100011212000829

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Lot 96
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'
Registration no. PUB 505D Chassis no. 100011212000829

Sold for £ 45,000 (US$ 62,680) inc. premium
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'
Registration no. PUB 505D
Chassis no. 100011212000829
Odometer reading: 6,821
MOT: Exempt

*600 Grosser SWB
*Very original example
*Extensive history

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Footnotes

  • The Mercedes 600 Grosser, also known as the 'Grand Mercedes', was the ultimate luxury car upon its introduction in 1961. This 1966 example is a 600 short wheelbase model that was a direct order from the factory by a Herr. Gerd Basten, a wealthy German industrialist. The car was completed on 6 December 1966, and has a stamped Mercedes-Benz factory data card that verifies this. Today, the car is in good condition and retains many original features, including its original Papyrus white paintwork, original dark blue leather interior, and its factory Bosch front spot lights. Recent work on the car includes a new water pump, a new battery, and the addition of 5 (spare) litres of hydraulic fluid. The air suspension is reported to be blocked up however. It is believed that the car was imported to the USA from Germany, and then later in the 1980s it was imported to Beirut where it has remained ever since. Now UK registered, the car is ready to be used and enjoyed by a new owner.

    Vendor Score Total: 65/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 21/25
    Body Work: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Glass: 4
    Paint: 5
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 14/20
    Axles: 4
    Brakes: 4
    Gearbox/Clutch: 2
    Suspension: 4

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 12/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Seats: 3
    Trim: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6/10
    Ancillary components: 3
    Main components: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 10/20
    Mechanical components: 2
    Running: 2
    Starting: 3
    Under Bonnet: 3

    Car History File: 2

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the chassis number should read 100.012-12-000-829
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'  Chassis no. 100011212000829
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'  Chassis no. 100011212000829
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'  Chassis no. 100011212000829
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'  Chassis no. 100011212000829
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'  Chassis no. 100011212000829
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'  Chassis no. 100011212000829
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'  Chassis no. 100011212000829
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'  Chassis no. 100011212000829
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'  Chassis no. 100011212000829
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'  Chassis no. 100011212000829
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'  Chassis no. 100011212000829
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'  Chassis no. 100011212000829
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'  Chassis no. 100011212000829
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'  Chassis no. 100011212000829
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'  Chassis no. 100011212000829
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'  Chassis no. 100011212000829
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'  Chassis no. 100011212000829
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 'Grosser'  Chassis no. 100011212000829
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