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1972 Mercedes-Benz 600

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The Mercedes-Benz 600 was introduced in September 1963 at the Frankfurt Auto Show. This car was designed without compromise or regard for cost. Design criteria included unmatched comfort and impeccable safety; room for seven people; a superb ride and handling; fully adjustable seats; unparalleled climate control, and quiet operation. Requirements were met with a variety of technologies, including an all-new, fuel-injected V8 engine, air suspension, and an intricate hydraulic system that powered everything from seats to the fuel-filler door. A marvel in its time, today this car is menacingly complex to maintain and service.

Featuring the first production V8 ever offered by Mercedes-Benz, this 300 horsepower 6.3-liter M100 engine powered the 600 from 0-60 in less than ten seconds with a seventeen-second standing quarter mile at 80 miles per hour. This is notable as this car, in its largest form, would be over 20 feet long and weigh nearly 6,000 pounds. Everything about the 600 was bigger, better, and more unique than anything offered at the time. The hand-built cars were offered for eighteen years, with just 2,418 units made. They were the first choice of Royalty around the world.

This example is one of only 60 LWB models imported to the United States and one of 12 with the factory sunroof. It is finished in MB 920 NauticBlue with MB 265 Parchment interior and Rosewood trim. Only six of those were in dark blue, and this is the only one with parchment leather interior, validation of the car's exclusivity. After sitting for twelve years, the current owner had it driven from New York to Tennessee for sympathetic restoration. It has only 12,000 original miles.

The car has a rear factory sunroof, original factory 'special feature' flag staffs with original spare and factory tool kit. Amazingly it only has 12,000 original miles. Initially used for several years at Mercedes-Benz United States headquarters in New Jersey.

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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
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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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