1968 Mercedes-Benz 600

The large, luxurious, prestige 600 series was built to rival the Grosser Mercedes of the past. At the Frankfurt International Motors of September 1963, Mercedes-Benz introduced the all-new 600. It had state-of-the-art engineering and came equipped with a fuel-injected, overhead-camshaft, V8 engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. There was power-assisted steering, central locking, disc brakes, and Mercedes' first air suspension with variable ride control. The front and rear compartments benefitted from a separate air conditioning system. The occupants enjoyed a 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 3200mm (10-foot, 6-inch) wheelbase saloon was the most popular version and had seating for up to six occupants. A long-wheelbase Pullman limousine with seating for eight measured over 20 feet in length. Despite its opulence and weight, the 600 could reach 60 mph in less than 10 seconds and had a top speed that exceeded 125 mph.

Production of the 600 lasted 18 years and came to a close in June of 1981 with a total of 2,190 Limousine and 487 Pullman models produced.

For 1968, the 600 Series Sedan had a base price of $22,300 and the Pullamn Limousine sold for $25,600. Power was from an overhead valve, eight-cylinder engine displacing 386.2 cubic-inches. It had a Bosch fuel injection system that helped the engine produce 300 horsepower. An automatic transmission was standard.


by Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2019

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1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 vehicle information

Sedan

Chassis Num: 100012.12.001049
Engine Num: 100980.12.001086

The W100 Mercedes-Benz 600 was the company's flagship from 1963 to 1981. The powerplant employed engine-driven hydraulics for operating multiple systems, including door locks, seats, and windows. They had an adjustable air suspension that provided th....[continue reading]

Sedan
Chassis #: 100012.12.001049 


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