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1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Sedan

  • Chassis Number: 100.012-12-00790
  • Engine Number: 100980-12-00785
The Mercedes-Benz 600 was a super prestige saloon that could rival the Grosser Mercedes of the past. The all-new Model 600 made its debut in September of 1963 at the Frankfurt International Motor Show and it represented the state-of-the-art automotive engineering in just about every department. The well-equipped newcomer came powered by an overhead-camshaft, fuel-injected, 6.3-liter V8 along with Mercedes' first air suspension system with variable ride control, four-speed automatic transmission, all-round disc brakes, power-assisted steering, central locking, and separate air conditioning systems for front and rear compartments. The occupants in which it transported had multi-way adjustable seating powered by a sophisticated system of hydraulics that also operated the windows and assisted in opening/closing the doors and boot lid.

The 3,200mm version was popular and had seating for up to six passengers while the long-wheelbase Pullman limousine - which had a length that exceeded 20-feet and often carried Heads of State - could accumulate up to eight passengers.

Just 2,677 examples were built when production came to a close in 1981, of which 2,190 were four-door saloons, 428 were Pullman limousines, and 59 were landaulets.


This 600 Series SWB is an U.S. delivery example and one of 323 examples produced in the 1966 model year. It is an early example with the full Makassar Ebony wood binnacle trim and the early wheel covers. Its ownership history is fully known, and has been in the care of its current owner for the past five years. It was previously owned by Luis Pacheco in Portland, OR. One repaint is known before current ownership. At that time it was repainted in its original color of Dark Red (code 542). The black leather seats are original, as is the headliner.

The current owner had the car serviced and repaired as needed, including new air suspension components, hydraulic system was serviced and properly working, rebuilt the brake system, replaced radiator, serviced the engine and driveline components, installed 4 new tires, and rechromed both the front and rear bumper. He also refinished all the interior wood trim to original spec, including the steering wheel, replaced the carpet, replaced the door sills with new rechromed sills, installed a new set of window curtains, and serviced all the instruments. All this work was completed in March of 2014 with a total costs of $44,000.

This car has its original Fulda Diadem spare, a full hydraulic kit, tool roll, and the Styrofoam spare transport kit.

By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2017

2017 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $80,000-USD $110,000 
Sale Price :
USD $79,200

1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Mercedes-Benz 600

(Data based on Model Year 1966 sales)
1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 SWB 'GROSSER'
Chassis#: 100011212000829
Sold for USD$61,225
  2021 Bonhams MPH July
 
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Six-Door Pullman
Chassis#: 100.016.12.000411
Sold for USD$346,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Sedan by Chapron
Chassis#: 00.012.12.000787
Sold for USD$377,473
  2019 The Saragga Collection
 
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Sedan
Sold for USD$75,900
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 SWB
Chassis#: 100.012-12-00790
Sold for USD$79,200
  2017 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 image  1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 image  
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Sedan
Chassis#: 100.012.12.000487
Sold for USD$110,375
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Paris
 
1966 Mercedes Benz 600 limousine
Sold for USD$115,112
  2015 Artcurial - Estate Sale
 
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB
Chassis#: 100.012.120.00446
Sold for USD$121,000
  2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 image  1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 image  
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Sedan
Sold for USD$27,500
  2013 Worldwide Auctions - The Burt Collection
 
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB Saloon
Chassis#: 100.012.12000786
Sold for USD$73,946
  2013 RM Auction - London
 
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Saloon
Chassis#: 100.012.000764
Sold for USD$50,887
  2013 Bonhams - The Banbury Run Sale
 
1966 Mercedes Benz 600 Sedan SWB
Chassis#: 10001212000634
Sold for USD$67,100
  2012 Russo & Steel - Monterey
 
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Limousine
Chassis#: 100012-12-000624
Sold for USD$71,842
  2012 Bonhams - Paris, La Halle Freyssinet Motocars
 
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Series Pullman SWB Limousine
Sold for USD$49,500
  2009 Worldwide Auctioneers - The Weinberg Collection Auction 2009
 
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB Limousine
Chassis#: 10001212000487
Sold for USD$60,500
  2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions
 
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600
Chassis#: 516-12-1
Sold for USD$81,378
  2006 Coys Auction - The Sports car Auction
 
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB Limousine
Chassis#: 10001212000607
Sold for USD$29,150
  2004 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 

Mercedes-Benz 600s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1966 Mercedes-Benz 600's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Landaulet100.015.12.0007052023 Broad Arrow : Monterey Jet Center $2,250,000$2,650,000
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600SWB100012120005632020 Worldwide Auctioneers : MercedesBenz Auction   
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Short Wheelbase100.012-12-0006072019 Bonhams : Collectors Motorcars and Automobilia Auction $100,000$120,000
1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 PULLMAN LIMOUSINE100014-12-0006032016 Bonhams The MercedesBenz Sale $200,000$250,000
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Limousine100012120005122012 RM Auctions at Monaco$40,000$50,000$70,000
1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 FOUR DOOR SEDAN 2001 Kruse Auction San Antonio, TX$16,000  

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