Previous owners include an obligatory African Head of State, in this case Hastings Banda, President of Malawi, and Sir Run Run Shaw owner of the film company behind the legendary Bruce Lee films.
The Mercedes-Benz 600 was a large luxury limousine produced from 1963 to 1981. Generally, the short-wheel-base (SWB) models were designed to be owner-driven, the long-wheel-base (LWB), often incorporating a central divider with power window, by a chauffeur. The forerunner of the modern Maybach marque, the 600 "Grosser Mercedes" ("Grand Mercedes") succeeded the Type 300 "Adenauer" as the company's flagship and most expensive model.
The Pullman, configured with two conference seats in addition to the rear seat all separated from the driver compartment by a power divide window. From a total production of 304 cars built only 39 were Right Hand Drive making this car very rare.
Although they had a reputation as the Dictator’s car of choice the list of true A list owners ranged from Hugh Hefner, through the Beatles to Elvis and Coco Chanel! The 600 Grosser was the transport of legendary Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Diamonds Are Forever.
Our stunning car was restored by well-known New Zealand 600 collector, David Blackmore who sold it to the current owner in 2009. Since then he has entrusted all servicing to marque expert John Haynes with all the invoices on file. Most recently (October 2016) the car had a full service and hydraulic overhaul so is now ready for action!POA ENQUIRE ABOUT THIS VEHICLE