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1972 Mercedes-Benz 600

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When introduced in 1963, the 600 restored a custom of offering opulent luxury and ultimate cachet of the Mercedes-Benz marque last seen with the Grosser 770 of the 1930s. Having no immediate predecessor, nearly all components were designed just for the 600 with cost being no object. The 600s feature a unique adjustable and dynamic load-leveling air suspension along with an intricate hydraulic system that powers everything from seat movement down to the fuel filler door. It was the first Mercedes-Benz to have a V-8 production engine, the M100. This 6.3-liter fuel injected engine makes 300 horsepower providing this 5,400 pound car robust performance. Arguably the world's most luxurious car in its time, it was the preferred choice of royalty and governments around the world.

This particular car is presented in its rare - reportedly, only one was made - original color combination of moss green exterior, and red leather interior, earning the nickname at Mercedes-Benz of Die Weihnachts-Automobil, or 'The Christmas Car.' Though original provenance is uncertain, with this unique color combination and short wheelbase, it was unlikely to have seen government service. This car features low original mileage of fewer than 29,000 and was one of the last 600s imported into the USA. Past owners included a Florida industrialist and international businessman, and a California Mercedes collector prior to entering its current owner's care. After restoration, the car has won both AACA first Junior and AACA First Senior awards in addition to other awards at regional and national Concours d'Elegance.

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1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Mercedes-Benz 600

(Data based on Model Year 1972 sales)
1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 Sedan
Chassis#: 100.012.12.002166
Sold for USD$313,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 Sedan
Chassis#: 100.012.12.002131
Sold for USD$445,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 image  1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 image  
1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 Limousine with Division
Chassis#: 100012-22-001661
Sold for USD$15,734
  2020 Historics at Brooklands - Ascot Racecourse
 
1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 LWB Pullman Limousine
Sold for USD$236,500
  2015 Auctions America - California
 
1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 4 DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#: 10001212002201
Sold for USD$93,500
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
 
1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 4 DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#: 10001212002201
Sold for USD$88,000
  2013 Barrett-Jackson - Reno Tahoe
 
1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 Limousine 1 of 210 Produced, 57,000 Original Miles
Chassis#: 10001212002158
Sold for USD$80,000
  2012 Mecum - Monterey, CA
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1972 MERCEDES BENZ 600
Sold for USD$34,650
  2011 Auctions America - Fall Carlisle
 
1972 Mercedes-Benz 600
Sold for USD$63,866
  2011 Coys Auctions - Techno Classica
 

Mercedes-Benz 600s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1972 Mercedes-Benz 600's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB Limousine 2009 Leake Auctions Houston Annual Leake Auto Auction Reliant Center$18,500  
1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 FOUR DOOR SEDAN 2003 Kruse Auctions Las Vegas, NV$0  

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