Mercedes-Benz 600 Series
Sale price: £299,950.00 make an offer
Car location: London, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
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The Mercedes-Benz 600 is the only ‘cost-no-object' production Mercedes ever built. Classic luxury travel does not get more exquisite than this.
This long wheelbase 4-door 600 is one of only 304 examples ever built and has the most desirable seating configuration with the rear-ward facing middle seat. Its tasteful combination of black with tan interior is complemented by a colourful owner history. as this very car was ordered by one of the worlds most notorious dictators Emperor Bokassa. ruler of the Central African Republic.
Bokassa named himself emperor in 1976 and organised a lavish coronation. costing tens of millions of dollars and his countries entire GDP. This vehicle was ordered for and formed part of these elaborate celebrations. which ultimately left his country bankrupt. (Vehicle is featured in the video below and in various other media)
Full restoration generally runs well into six (or even seven) figures. It's complicated. artful. and glorious. Fortunately the important areas have been maintained well and addressed when required. Recent servicing bills total £28000 keep this particular vehicle amongst the very best in the market.
The cars condition is exemplary and testament to its low mileage and climate in which it was used. The interior is original and damage free. the recently refinished Zebrano wood looks stunning and all hydraulics are fully functional with original 2 speed switches. Mechanically the car performs very well indeed. starts well. runs cool in traffic and brakes superbly. Its suspension is fully operational and raises/lowers on command.
The black paint has depth and clarity and its exceptional brightwork highlights all the key aspects of the car. In the warm temperate of central Africa the car avoided rust and its steel underside is in original order.
Confirmed 600 owners include: Elvis Presley. George Harrison. John Lennon. Hugh Hefner. Jamiroquai. Jack Nicholson. Leonid Brezhnev. Fidel Castro. Jay Leno. Nicolae Ceauşescu. Idi Amin Dada. Hirohito. Saddam Hussein. Kim Jong-il. and King Hussein of Jordan to name but a few.
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