Grand Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosse

What? – A stunning 1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosse finished in a classy Bordeaux red. From a time when Mercedes were considered legitimate rivals to the Bentleys and Rolls Royces of the world. Elvis Presley, Jack Nicholson, John Lennon and Hugh Hefner are but a few celebrity owners of this luxurious barge, as well as various dictators and heads of states.

Where?  – Based at DDClassics in Key, Surrey.

Odometer reading? – Unlisted.

The Bad Bits? – If anything is wrong, it will certainly cost Rolls Royce money to fix. Be sure to inspect thoroughly. Although there should be little to quiver about, following a £40,000 investment by John Haynes, an expert in the field.

Why? – You will be seeking a luxury limousine with a distinct touch of class. More modern barges fail to appeal to you and lack that sense of exclusivity. Furthermore, the Rolls Royces of this world seem rather cliché to you, and you’ve always wanted to feel like a dictator.

The Mercedes-Benz 600 is the ideal luxury classic for all of the above needs. Ahead of its time upon launch, sales were oddly poor throughout production. Partly due to the price and cannibalisation by the newly launched S-Class, the 600 only shifted 2,677 vehicles worldwide.

The cherry on top is that this certain Mercedes has enjoyed a lavish £40,000 investment by marque expert, John Haynes. Work carried out isn’t listed, although we can be sure that this wasn’t spent entirely on a wax and after-market sound systems.

An interesting life this particular car has led too, purchased new by a wealthy owner in Oklahoma and later brought back to Europe. Upon returning to its birth continent, this 600 resided in The Netherlands before joining a private Italian collection more recently. Who will continue its legacy?

How Much? –£89,950

Got a Link? – Right here.

 

by Mike Armstrong

 


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