THE VAULT CLASSIC CARS
Offers this beautiful 1967 Mercedes-Benz 600 Limousine – one of only 1,917 Left hand drive Limousines ever produced, and one of only 2,677 total MB 600 produced – rare and exclusive indeed!
This example is a documented 2 owner California car since new, with the original sales contract ($22,500 new !) from Mercedes-Benz of San Diego, with all original books and continuous service stamps in the owner’s book – from Mercedes Dealers in the early days, and then Mercedes marque specialists more recently. It is fully operational, and a delight to drive! I drove this car from San Diego to my showroom in Fullerton, CA, and it was one of the best drives I’ve had in a classic car! This car is so smooth, so comfortable, so stable and so powerful that it’s amazing even today! Mercedes-Benz set out to build a car head and shoulders above everything else, and they succeeded!
Resplendent in its original color dark blue (Dunkleblau), riding on excellent Michelin tires, and telling the world you have arrived in style and comfort.
Designer Bruno Sacco, who was also responsible for the 230/250/280SL Pagoda roadsters, put down the lines for the Grand Mercedes – the Grosse Mercedes. He made a striking and purposeful impression with a combination of traditional Mercedes elements and the use of crisp, modern, clean lines and liberal use of glass.
There’s the original sales contract. Lucille Nichols took delivery, although it was titled to Charles Brass, her son-in-law.
Celebrities, industrialists and world leaders flocked to the Mercedes 600. A few examples of original 600 owners are Ringo, George and John – 3 of the 4 Beatles – the king of Sweden, Elizabeth Taylor, Mao-Tse-Tung, who had somewhere between 13 and 25 MB 600’s, Leonid Brezhnev, Coco Chanel, and the royal family of Belgium!
Impressive traditional Mercedes Grille
Excellent Michelin tires – also note the ride height, the air assisted suspension is operating properly. And this car is factory equipped with 4 wheel power assisted disc brakes!
Extensive use of wood was a luxurious touch. The wood in the car is original, some of the pieces have been refinished.
Note the drapes for rear seat privacy
The Mercedes star hood ornament is bigger on the 600 – to match the proportions of the car!
There is the M100 6.3 Liter Overhead Cam Fuel Injected V-8. It is the original engine to this car – the engine number 100.980.12.000637 is listed on the original owner’s book as the original delivery motor, and we verified the number on the engine itself!
A/C compressor on the right side, recently upgraded to R-134 refrigerant and working nicely!
On the left side are the air compressor, power steering reservoir, and hydraulic system reservoir.
Spectacular wood trimmed dashboard, with tachometer and instruments and warning lights, all of which work properly!
Inviting leather seats and beautiful original wool carpeting! The interior is all original with exception of the driver’s seat which was redone in the correct leather. This shows how nicely the car has been treated throughout its life!
The dashboard is a work of modern art!
Amazingly nice! Note the original Becker radio is included with the car.
Note the glovebox courtesy lamp works!
The knob on the left controls the temperature for the A/C system, and the 3 levers direct the air and the fan speed. The switch above is for the cowl vent – which is the only thing on the car that I found didn’t work.
Rear seat in the actual original leather! The seat is hydraulically adjustable using a switch on the door, and it does work!
Early versions of the MB 600 had power door closers, which pulled the door completely closed. Later versions like this car did not have the power closers.
The passenger side.
Another thoughtful feature – the rear window wind-wing, to keep the air blast away from the passengers when the window is down.
Comfy headrests for the rear seat passengers, and another view of the luxurious wood trim.
Here’s a good shot of the original steering wheel.
Luxury and the height of style – then and now!
Driver’s arm rest has held up really well. Also note the big chrome trim for the inner door edge.
Privacy curtains and rear shelf with A/C vents.
The trunk is clean and tidy. The trunk lid is hydraulically actuated, by pushing or pulling a lever just below the trunk lock!
Here’s the spare and rear A/C unit.
Even the open end wrenches say “Mercedes-Benz”
Impressive factory literature, including the large illustrated parts book at top – in German, English, French, Spanish and Italian! Also the owner’s manual, a compact repair guide, the owner’s service and warranty book, and the workshop manual.
Here are the stamps in the owner book – starting, of course, with 300 test miles at the Daimler-Benz Werk Sindlefingen! Then we see it at Mercedes-Benz of San Diego.
As the mileage increases, service is recorded
Service at Heinz Gietz Autohaus, inc during the 1970’s
The 1990’s, at German Motors
And up through the present at German Motors. The current owner put almost 50,000 miles on this car since purchasing it in the late 1980’s, and he’s kept it in tip-top shape and in the care of expert professionals.
All of these service receipts from 1989 to the present, as well as some from the original owner are included in the sale, as are of course the Mercedes-Benz books shown earlier.
If I were to identify a weakness in this fabulous car, it might be the paint, which was done in 1989. There are a few places that show checking on the hood, roof, and rear deck surround. There are some stone chips at the very front of the car. They don’t show up in the photos but they’re there. Show judges would notice, but most people would not.
The book “600- Der Grosse Mercedes” by Wiedmaier & Knetsch talked about the Car and Driver comparison test. “Car and Driver Magazine tested 6 cars in 1965 – the Mercedes 600, Cadillac, Lincoln, Rolls-Royce, Imperial, and Jaguar. There were a total of 54 Criteria and tests to pass, for half a year the vehicles were assessed for their performance in both weekday and weekend traffic. In declaring the Mercedes 600 the winner with 466 points, the testers wrote: ” The Mercedes 600 has proved to our complete satisfaction that it is the finest automobile in the world!”
After personally driving this beautiful and well maintained car – and having driven all of the other 1960’s cars listed in the Car and Driver test – I have to agree with their opinion!
Offered by the Vault Classic Cars Dealership, Fullerton, CA, call us at 714-401-1047
International customers are welcome to buy! We’ve sent many cars overseas.
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Sold AS-IS, with NO WARRANTY. Delivery F.O.B. Fullerton, CA. This car is sold Mileage exempt, meaning it’s not possible to know the original mileage. It is the buyer’s responsibility to either inspect the car in person or enlist the services of an inspector prior to sale. The car may have minor or major flaws that are not evident in the photos and description. Federally required “buyer’s guide”, marked AS-IS, NO WARRANTY is incorporated in this contract by reference. CONDITIONS OF SALE, 4 PAGES, are incorporated in this contract by reference. Buyer must provide seller with a copy of government-issued identification such as a driver’s license or Passport. Funds must come from the person shown on the identification, not a third party.
We are happy to work with legitimate overseas buyers, and we can assist with getting the car shipped to most international ports. Shipping is at buyers expense, the car is sold FOB Anaheim, CA. There is an additional $200 cost to flatbed the car to any freight forwarder in the Los Angeles, CA area. Call us during Pacific Daylight Business hours at 714-401-1047.