The Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullmans were owned by two Popes, Mao Se Tung, Idi Amin, John Lennon and Hugh Hefner. This 600 series was manufactured by Mercedes-Benz from 1963 until 1981 with the last cars being imported into the United States in 1972. Only 487 cars were produced. The 600 was designed to be the ultimate expression of understate and refined motoring luxury and was one of, if not the most expensive cars built during any given year of production. It was probably the most visible yet most unattainable automobile anywhere in the world.
The Mercedes Pullman incorporated all modern design elements for its time:
shock absorber adjustment
disc brakes on all four wheels
four speed automatic transmission
central vacuum locking system for doors and luggage compartment
two separate heating and ventilation systems.
This car also features:
rear sliding electric sunroof
refrigerated cocktail cabinet
air conditioning front and rear
privacy glass division and privacy glass windows
This model was manufactured in December of 1974 and was sold in 1975 to Straight Eight LTD - Jason Kay (Jamioquai) Tenerife, Canary Islands. In 1997 the car came back to England where "Straight Eight" carried out a complete re commissioning which included a full color change to the current one and full new black leather throughout.
Now it is owned by a local Mercedes collector in Southern California. He had the car completely gone through by some of our best 600 mechanics in the area and also updated the CD/DVD entertainment system with a Jensen VM9414 stereo system with blueooth and back-up camera and Jensen UV10 unit in the rear. Conference seating in rear allows all passengers to view a movie as two screens are elegantly hidden in the headliner for both directions.
All of the rear seats also are fitted with Mercedes Kangol seat belts. The rear windows also features black curtains.
The wood is in stunning condition and new small whitewall tires ( Michelin XH4 235/75 R15) were fitted not long ago. The hydraulics and air system was completely gone through. I can not think of anything the car needs. It starts on the first turn and everything is in proper working order.
We have all books and manuals and also the original spare tire and jack and also the factory kit, knee pad and also the spare bulb kit.
This car was featured in the music video "You Give Me Something" by Jamiroquai and appeared in Jeremy Clarkson's BBC show "Top Gear" as well as in several advertisement campaigns.