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1972 Mercedes-Benz 600

Chassis number : 100/012-12-001938

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The Mercedes-Benz 600, designed by Bruno Sacco and Paul Bracq, was introduced to international acclaim in September 1963. It was immediately recognized as one of the finest built and most advanced engineered cars in the world. Only 2,677 examples were built between 1963 and 1981, the last examples built for the U.S. market in 1972. They were custom, hand built cars for heads of state, celebrities and the rich and famous including the Pope, 3 of the 4 Beatles, Fidel Castro, Pablo Escobar, Elvis Presley and a host of famous and infamous. The 6.3-liter engine propelled the 5,700 pound car to a top speed of 120 mph. It's vastly complex hydraulic system powered the sunroof, doors, seats, trunk, windows and various other systems.

With only 32,000 original miles this example is one of the last 600s built for the U.S. market. It is a rare one-of-one in moss green with red leather interior custom built for a wealthy U.S. Alabama industrialist. It was described by Mercedes-Benz factory insiders as its 'Die Weihnachts-Automobil' or 'Christmas Car.' It has undergone a lengthy restoration.

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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
1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 image  1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 image  
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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