Just $731,000? That is still a huge sum of money, right?
In today’s world, for a six-door Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Landaulet, this is an absolute bargain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So definitely worth restoring and preserving. A fantastic and rare find at any price, especially this one.
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