A full generation after it was built, the Mercedes-Benz 600 remains an engineering and stylistic masterpiece, as exclusive and visually imposing as ever. In its day, it was a favourite of the world’s wealthy and well-connected, used by everyone from Elvis Presley to the Pope. Powered by an all-alloy 6.3-litre 300 bhp V8 engine, the 600 propelled itself with prodigious acceleration. A comprehensive hydraulic and pneumatic system powered the self-levelling suspension, assisted the brakes, helped open the massive doors and smoothly and silently operated the windows, trunk, seats and sunroof. With characteristic attention to detail, each Mercedes-Benz 600 was to all intents and purposes custom-built. It was available in both 3,200 mm and 3,900 mm wheelbases, the latter of which was available in four- and six-door form as well as a Landaulet.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in May of 2010 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.
245 bhp, 6,332 cc V8 engine, four-speed automatic gearbox, double-wishbone air spring independent front suspension, swing axle rear suspension with air springs, four-wheel power-assisted hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 3,900 mm (153.5")