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1970 Mercedes-Benz 600
This 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 is an immaculately-presented, Australian delivered example, that has been owned by one family since new. It is powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.3-litre V8 engine which develops 186kW (250hp). Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. This example has travelled 71,656 miles since new.
The Mercedes-Benz 600 was a line of ultra-luxurious limousines produced between 1963 and 1981. The model predates the modern-day Maybach brand, though is considered on the same plane in terms of its luxurious flagship nature. It set benchmarks so high in terms of price, amenities, and status, few other contemporary manufacturers could produce an alternative. The famous 6.3-litre V8 engine was developed specifically for the Mercedes-Benz 600, as no other engine could handle the vehicle’s complex hydraulic system which controls the windows, boot, seats, sun roof, and self-closing doors. An adjustable air suspension system is fitted for good measure, ensuring one of the most supple rides over any road surface. The Mercedes-Benz 600 has garnered a lofty status for catering to dictators and dignitaries.
Finished in the stately combination of white over a blue leather interior, this 600’s specification is period perfect. It has never worn any aftermarket modification, benefitting only from periodical maintenance and service work. The car’s interior is adorned with burl woodgrain trim, while the exterior is highlighted by chrome accents. The car rides on a set of 15-inch body-coloured wheels, wrapped in a set of Bridgestone whitewall tyres.
Used sparingly over the past 40 years and owned by the one family since new, this Mercedes-Benz 600 is a true time capsule example. The first owner was gifted this vehicle after retiring as managing director of Mercedes-Benz Australia, and the vehicle has progressively been passed down through the family since. It has received regular maintenance work, the last of which was recently completed by Reinhard Klavers. The air suspension works correctly, as does the hydraulic system (excluding front fresh air duct). The seller notes some hydraulic-related weeps and creaks are to be expected from this vehicle.
The exterior of this 600 presents in very good condition considering its vintage. The paintwork shows in good order throughout, with tidy reflection and minimal signs of wear and tear. The chrome exterior trim is also polished smartly. There are minimal points of concern on this car’s exterior apart from small spots of paint cracking on the front guards/bonnet, some minor dents on all four doors and rear quarters, some delaminating chrome on the rear bumper, and some stone chips on the front fascia. All four wheels show in fantastic polished condition, while the tyres display a good amount of tread.
Interior-wise, this car shows in original and tidy condition. The blue leather upholstery retains its shape well and displays no signs of tearing, as does the car’s extensive blue carpeting. The woodgrain timber trim is in beautiful condition showing signs of patina, while all switchgear and gauges function as expected. Only minor signs of scuffing can be seen, which should be considered commensurate with the car’s age and mileage.
This car will be supplied with original service booklets, manuals, brochures, a Sony TV, a full hydraulic transport kit, and all three original keys (owner, chauffer, valet).
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria until 22/8/22. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number and it is not recorded as stolen or written off.
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