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1969 Mercedes-Benz W100

6 Jun 2012
Price: P.O.A.
1969 Mercedes-Benz W100
We are pleased to offer this beautiful Mercedes W100. A real luxurious Mercedes Benz, ex embassy RHD car, with no rust on the body but now will need some attention on the oily bits. Original interior, chromes in good overall condition apart from a small dent on the rear bumper. This car has been part of a European car collection, it is UK registered and located in Greece.
Production began in 1964 and almost 600 variants were built until 1972.The 600 came in two main variants:
short wheelbase
4-door sedan
4-door sedan with a power divider window separating the front seats from the rear bench seat.
A single example of 4-door landaulet was built by Mercedes in 1967. The vehicle was commissioned by Count von Berckheim, the ex-racing driver. This car combined the handling qualities of a short-wheelbase design with the traditional virtues of the landaulet.
long wheelbase chassis
4-door Pullman limousine with additional two rear-facing seats behind the driver compartment which was separated by a power divider window (three built).
6-door limousine with two forward-facing jump-seats positioned at the additional middle two doors and a rear bench-seat.
A few of the limousines were made with a convertible top over the rear passenger compartment and were called landaulets. This was mainly intended for official use, by the Pope, or by the German government, e.g. in 1965 during the visit of Queen Elizabeth II, when she was accompanied by Kurt Georg Kiesinger in open-top tour in Baden-Württemberg. Production of this model ended in 1980.
Mercedes also made two coupés, one of them was made by Mercedes as a gift for Dr. Rudolf Uhlenhaut when he retired. He had designed the car, together with Fritz Nallinger and Karl Wilfert. A third coupe was constructed from a 600 SWB by Karl Middelhauve and Associates.
Apart from the Pope and governments, famous owners of the 600 have included celebrities such as Coco Chanel, Hugh Hefner, Elizabeth Taylor, John Lennon, George Harrison, Jay Kay, Aristotle Onassis, Jack Nicholson, Simon Spies, Ronnie Wood, Bob Jane, Frank Packer, Elvis Presley, Rowan Atkinson and Jeremy Clarkson.[2][3] Communist leaders include Park Chung-hee, Nicolae Ceausescu, Josip Broz-Tito, Fidel Castro, Pol Pot, Enver Hoxha, Leonid Brezhnev,[4] Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-Il also owns a landaulet (both seen in the 65th anniversary parade in Pyongyang on October 10, 2010) and religious leader Guru Maharaj Ji. African revolutionaries Idi Amin Dada, Jomo Kenyatta and the former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos had four 600s including a Landaulet, a 1981 bulletproof and a six-door version.[citation needed]
In Senegal, the first regime (1960–1980) under president Leopold Sedar Senghor had in its fleet three 600s, a short wheel base, a long wheel base and a Landaulet. These were later replaced by the W126 based Carat Limousine.
Iran royal court and Irans Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi owned multiple 600 models that were used for official and personal use of the late Shah and his court. Some of them were sold after the 1979 Islamic revolution and 3 of them are in the National Car Museum of Iran in Karaj.[citation needed]
Other notable owners include Saddam Hussein, Sukarno, Frederik Willem de Klerk, Éamon de Valera, and Archbishop Makarios III of Cyprus.[citation needed]
Former Chinese Foreign Minister Chen Yi, Deng Xiaoping, wife of the first Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai - Deng Yingchao, and the former King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk when he fled to Beijing after the Cambodian coup of 1970 all used the 600.[5]
In television, a Mercedes Benz 600 limousine was used by Angela Channing, matriarch of the fictional Channing/Gioberti family, in the American television series Falcon Crest. Images of the car driving from San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge to the Falcon Crest vineyard were featured in the opening credits of the first four seasons.
Price: 31.500Eur

Location: London, London - United Kingdom Phone: 00447582962289

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Car information

Vehicle basics

Year 1969   Vehicle style Coupe

Exterior details

Color Black   Restoration history In progress
Condition of exterior Needs attention      

Interior details

Color Ice   Seat material Leather/Original
Condition of interior Good   Restoration history In progress

Engine details

Engine configuration 6 cylinder   Engine size 6.3L
Engine history Overhauled   Engine condition Not running

Transmission details

Transmission type Automatic   Drive train Rear-wheel drive

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