1971 Mercedes-Benz 600 ‘Six-Door’ Pullman Landaulet — *Just* $731,000 at RM Auctions Paris 2014



Just $731,000? That is still a huge sum of money, right?

1971 MB 600 six-door GIF

In today's world, for a six-door Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Landaulet, this is an absolute bargain.

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First off: most of these cars have never left the banana republics they originally called home. Many are still in active service all over the world.

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Secondly, this car might look rough cosmetically, but let me assure you: the Mercedes-Benz 600 (and all their pre-1989 cars, for that matter) are unbelievably strong automobiles.

 

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I know this for a fact because I spent three weeks a few years ago dis-assembling the interior of a 1959 220S in Wisconsin. Not easy work, and many, many skinned knuckles.

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A few coats of triple beluga black paint and some love all around for the hydaulics -- and this car would easy top the list of most-desirable classic limousines in the world. Ever.

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So definitely worth restoring and preserving. A fantastic and rare find at any price, especially this one.

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1971 MB 600 six-door GIF