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1972 Mercedes-Benz 600

Chassis number : 100.012.12.002131

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Sold for $445,000 at 2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island.
This Mercedes-Benz 600 was sold new to an individual based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin who kept it until 1992. When it entered the care of its second owner, it had just 2,520 miles on the odometer. The owner, based in Atlanta, exclusively collected black cars and when he realized it was actually Tobacco Brown, the car was placed into storage where it remained preserved until being purchased by Karl Middelhauve in 2016. Mr. Middelhauve decided to mechanically recommission the car while preserving its original condition.

This Mercedes-Benz 600 is finished in Tobacco Brown over a Cognac leather interior. It has a factory tool kit still in the plastic wrap, jack, emergency road kit, curtains, and spare tire with protective tape overall the whitewall. The Becker radio features functional rear seat controls, and a special-order 8-track tape deck.

The current owner purchased the vehicle from Mr. Middelhauve. Since that time, the air system and hydraulics have been serviced by a former Mercedes-Benz master mechanic.

This Mercedes-Benz currently has 3,355 original miles.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2022

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2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $350,000-USD $400,000 
Sale Price :
USD $445,000

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#: 100.012.12.002131
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 Sedan100.012.12.0021662022 RM Sothebys : Monterey $350,000$400,000
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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