Last updated on September 19, 2023
Today’s car is a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Landaulet owned by Ady Gil. I photographed this car at the San Marino Motor Classic, that is held at Lacy Park, located in San Marino, CA. This car brought home the Chuck Rogers Memorial Award – for the Most Elegant Mercedes-Benz.
The car is finished in black with a burgundy leather interior, a black Landaulet top (a convertible roof over the rear seat) and a black boot. It is powered by a 250 hp, 6.3 liter, fuel injected V8 engine, and mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission with 3.23:1 rear axle. Slowing this beast down are 4 wheel disc brakes. It is known for its advanced and sophisticated independent suspension. It has front and rear double-wishbone suspension featuring hydropneumatic suspension system, using combination of hydraulic fluid and air pressure to provide a smooth and adjustable quality ride, much like the Citroen.
Production of the Mercedes-Benz 600 Landaulet series began in 1964 and continued until 1981 with approximately 2,677 of them being produced and only 26 of the being 6-door Landaulets. The MSRP was between $29,000 to $34,000, but the price could increase significantly with optional features and customizations. It has a published top speed of 124 mph with a 0-60 mph time of 9.2 seconds.
This is a beautiful example of a rare classic luxury automobile which were highly exclusive and luxurious primarily used by dignitaries, celebrities, and heads of state. This particular car came from Republic of Senegal, Africa and is an un-restored original car with approximately 20,000 miles on the odometer. What a great car to take to car shows, Cars & Coffee events, or just showing off in grand style. Thank you for riding along. Frank
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