Mercedes 600 W100 narodził się w latach 60-tych, będąc najbardziej luksusową i zaawansowaną technologicznie limuzyną na świecie. Ten licytowany był jednym z ostatnich wyprodukowanych. Zamówiony jako nowy przez króla Senegalu przejechał do dziś zaledwie 68 tysięcy kilometrów. Mimo tak nikłego przebiegu nie sposób nazwać go tanim w eksploatacji – jego obecny właściciel w serwisie zostawił 22 tysiące euro, lecz dzięki temu został doprowadzony do ideału jego niezwykle zaawansowany system pneumatyki. Uzyskana cena: 546646 tys. PLN (już z prowizją).
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 PULLMAN LIMOUSINE
Chassis no. 100.012-12-002236
€125,000 – 150,000
PLN 520,000 – 620,000
Sold for €133,400 inc.premium
THE MERCEDES-BENZ SALE
28 Mar 2015 14:00 CET
STUTTGART, MERCEDES-BENZ MUSEUM
1973 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Limousine
Chassis no. 100.012-12-002236
'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 100km/h in a little under 10 seconds and exceeding 200km/h flat out. Only 2,677 examples were made, of which 2,190 were four-door saloons, 428 were Pullman limousines and 59 were Landaulets.
This particular 600 was ordered new by the King of Senegal and is one of the last of the series, incorporating all the updates. Delivered with the optional sunroof installed, the car was kept by the King of Senegal until 1992 when it passed to Mr Peter Werger in Germany. He kept the Mercedes until 1995 before selling it to Mr Martin Voit in Germany, its owner until 2014. There are various service invoices on file from Mercedes-Benz St Ingbert, Germany relating to Mr Voit’s ownership. The current vendor has spent €22,000 on the car for various works, including an overhaul of the Hydraulics (invoices on file). Mechanically in generally very good condition, having covered only 68,000 kilometres from new, this magnificent 600 Pullman is offered with its original instruction book, German registration papers and the aforementioned invoices.