1966 Mercedes Benz 600 SWB Dark Blue, Celebrity Owned

1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB --

Condition: New
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 600 SWB
Type: 4 door sdean
Trim: --
Year: 1966
Mileage: 26609
VIN: 100001212000479
Color: Blue
Engine: --
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: --
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Huntington Station, New York, United States

Description for Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB 1966

1966 MERCEDES BENZ 600 SWB --Dark Blue with Blue Leather Interior, Blue Carpeting, 6.3 liter V8, 4-Speed Automatic, 2 previous celebrity owners. The Mercedes-Benz 600 needs little introduction as the choice of motor car for countless celebrities, dignitaries, dictators and musicians. The 600 is quite simply; high-end motoring personified. Produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1963 to 1981, the short-wheel-base (SWB) models were designed to be owner-driven, whereas the formal long-wheel-base (LWB) Pullman models were often built with division glass and driven by... chauffeur. Mercedes introduced the 600 as follows: "The new car takes up the pre-war tradition of the company which was to have at least one model which would be included whenever ultra-prestige cars were considered." The 600 marked the last super-luxury model the brand produced in an unbroken line with the end of production for the model in 1981. The company would return to this concept 20 years later with the Maybach 57/62, however these cars ultimately failed to captivate to the mythical status of the 600. The cast of characters that would own one or more 600’s is legendary – from George Harrison, Coco Chanel, Elvis Presley and Elizabeth Taylor to an ensemble of Political leaders such as Chairman Mao (reportedly owning 25 examples) The Pope, Kim Jong-un, Fidel Castro and Leonid Brezhnev. In short, it was quite a cast of characters indeed. This 600 is a fantastic driving example of the 600 SWB model line. It has been seen the collections of a few notable celebrity ownerships. It is now offered for sale having been recently traded to Autosport Designs, Inc for another classic automobile in our inventory. The cosmetic condition of the 600 is presentable throughout, with some signs of use. The interior shows signs of general wear, as well as upkeep, though the 600 could use attention from enthusiastic new ownership. Mechanically, this 600 runs and drives well. It represents a great value for a collector looking for a worthwhile subject for shaping and detailing or a fantastic “driver” just as it is.