1972 Mercedes-Benz 600

The Mercedes-Benz 600 was in production from 1963 to 1981 in both short- and long-wheelbase models. The 600 Grosser Mercedes ('Grand Mercedes') succeeded the Type 300d 'Adenauer' as the top-of-the-line model and during its production lifespan, a total of 2,677 examples were built including 2,190 saloons, 304 pullmans, 124 6-door Pullmans and 59 Landaulets. Pullmans were offered as four- or six-door limousines with options ranging from bullet resistant glass to an electric razor built into the armrest.

The Model 600 is the only Mercedes-Benz that was developed and built without any regard to cost. It was the epitome of luxury and exclusivity and offered unmatched comfort and impeccable safety. They had an internally created air suspension layout and many of the amenities were hydraulically driven. Power was from a single overhead camshaft (SOHC) 6.3-liter M100 V8 fitted with Bosch mechanical fuel injection and offering 300 horsepower. The usable output was 250 horsepower, as 50 horsepower was used to power the hydraulic convenience system. The engine was a race-developed unit with dry sump engine lubrication.

During 1972, Mercedes-Benz built just 210 examples of the 600.


by Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2019

Related Reading : Mercedes-Benz 600 History

A representation of the absolute pinnacle of automobile engineering the Mercedes- Benz 600 was introduced in 1963. The 600 has been owned by such famous people as Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Jason Kay, Hugh Hefner, Elizabeth Taylor and Aristotle Onassis. Produced until 1980, the Mercedes has never had a equal until the Mayback 57 and 62 models were introduced. In extremely limited numbers, the....
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1972 Vehicle Profiles

1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 vehicle information

Limosine

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 t....[continue reading]

1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 vehicle information

Limosine

The Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullmans were owned by two Popes, Mao Se Tung, Idi Amin, John Lennon and Hugh Hefner. This 600 series was manufactured by Mercedes-Benz from 1963 until 1981 with the last cars being imported into the United States in 1972. The 6....[continue reading]

1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 vehicle information

Sedan

Chassis Num: 10001212002158

For 1972, Mercedes-Benz built just 210 examples of the 600. The M100 6.3-liter engine offers 300 horsepower and has 434 ft-lbs of torque. This car has recently been given a restoration and was once owned by a Forbes billionaire, Mercedes Club preside....[continue reading]

1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 vehicle information

Sedan

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....[continue reading]

1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 vehicle information

Sedan

Chassis Num: 100/012-12-001938

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 wer....[continue reading]

1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 vehicle information

Sedan

This magnificent motor car was built especially for singer Roy Orbison, in December of 1971. Roy used this pretty woman sparingly for special occasions. Only the lonely Mercedes had only 1800 miles when Roy died December 6th, 1988. The lonely limo....[continue reading]

Limosine
 
Limosine
 
Sedan
Chassis #: 10001212002158 
Sedan
 
Sedan
Chassis #: 100/012-12-001938 
Sedan
 


Concepts by Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz Monthly Sales Volume

November 2019
33,721
October 2019
27,867
September 2019
27,433
August 2019
24,771
July 2019
24,612
May 2019
27,080
April 2019
22,949
March 2019
27,004
January 2019
22,507
Additional Sales Volume Data


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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1972 600
$37,935-$500,000
1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 Price Range: $32,700 - $37,935

$7,220 - $8,070

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Mercedes-Benz
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)401,250
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)370,348
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)356,477
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)340,006
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)331,682
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)284,230
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)284,230
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)280,419
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)256,713
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)256,713
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)20,691

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