1966 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 600's M-100 engine and air suspension were fitted to the 300SEL 6.3 model in 1966. This resulted in a lighter and more affordable vehicle that was now available with more competent suspension.
A larger version of the M-100 was installed following the introduction of the 'W116'.

Designed by Dr. Uhlenhaut, only two coupes were created, one of them was given as a gift to him on his retirement.

A vehicle that was incredibly heavy, a massive 6.3L V8 engine that came with specially developed overhead camshafts and Bosch mechanical fuel injection to move the vehicle.
The vehicle was a smooth ride with good handling that came with adjustable air suspension that improved the vehicles agility.

In 1965, production began after following two years of remodeling the 1963 model.

A large luxury automobile, it featured many prestigious features including a complex hydraulic system that powered everything from seats, windows and automatic closing doors.

The vehicle was extremely smooth with exceptional handling over any and all road surfaces, due to the adjustable air suspension.
Available in several variants, the Mercedes-Benz 600 was came in either a 4-door sedan on a short wheelbase (similar to a modern S600 sedan) or a 4-door sedan with a power window that separated the front seats from the rear bench seat.

It also was available in a 4-door limousine on a longer wheelbase that featured two rear-facing seats and a rear bench seat, or a 6-door limousine on a long wheelbase chassis. The 6-door limousine came with two forward facing jump seats that were stationed at the middle two doors and rear bench seat.

Several limousines called landaulets, came with a convertible top over the rear passenger compartment. Landaulets were taken on the market in 1971.

A total of 2,677 vehicles were produced by 1981 when product was discontinued.

By Jessica Donaldson

1966 Vehicle Profiles

1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 vehicle information

Pullman Limousine

Chassis Num: 10001212000512

For 1966, Mercedes-Benz produced just 30 examples of the large Pullman Limousine. The 'Grosser' Mercedes was a coach-built vehicle and was a statement of the company's engineering ability. In short, it was the best luxury car money could buy. ....[continue reading]

1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 vehicle information

Sedan

Chassis Num: 100.012.120.00446
Engine Num: 100.011.1301

The long-wheelbase 600 (named for its six-plus-liter engine) was intended to be chauffeur driver, while the short wheelbase version was meant to be owner driven. The Mercedes-Benz 600, which was introduced at the 1963 Paris Auto Show, was the pinnacl....[continue reading]

1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 vehicle information

Sedan

Chassis Num: 100.012-12-00790
Engine Num: 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 automotiv....[continue reading]

Pullman Limousine
Chassis #: 10001212000512 
Sedan
Chassis #: 100.012.120.00446 
Sedan
Chassis #: 100.012-12-00790 


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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

$1,240-$22,300
1966 600
$25,585-$31,400
1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Price Range: $22,300 - $25,585

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Mercedes-Benz
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
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)16,465
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)174,007
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)165,532
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)11,234
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)146,393
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)137,431

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