The longest version of Mercedes 600 (marked Pullman) was produced in the sixties and seventies of the 20th century, and at the time, this luxury sedan was the means of transportation of many presidential heads of states around the world.
Instead of the standard wheelbase, which was quite satisfactory 3.2 meters in the “ordinary” 600, the Pullman had a clearance between two axles of as much as 3.9 meters. This was for the VIPs who traveled with these cars to have plenty of room in the back of the cabin.
The space was enough to set two rows of comfortable seats, facing each other, so that the presidents can chat with their guests or hold a meeting with their associates during a ride.
From the period 1963-81. Mercedes made a total of 2,677 copies of the luxury limousine 600, of which only 428 were in the extended version of Pullman, and 59 in the Landaulet variant with the movable rear part of the roof.
It’s not clear how many of these vehicles have been preserved to date, but well-preserved specimens are among the wealthiest collectors of oldtimers.
One of these is a car from photos. This Pullman is in the possession of the current owner since 2005, and over the last two years, over $40,000 has been invested in its restoration and servicing.
Interested enthusiasts for exclusive oldtimers with a deep pocket will have the chance to compete for it at RM Sotheby’s auction, which will be held in Los Angeles in early December and forecasts on car prices have not been published.