Mercedes Benz - Limousines
The Mercedes Benz 600 was a large luxury automobile, intended to represent the absolute pinnacle of automobile engineering. When introduced in 1963, it had few competitors, except Rolls-Royce and some US-made limousines. It was intended to be driven primarily by a chauffeur, not the owner, thus a power divider window separating the front seats from the rear bench seat was available. Production began in 1965 after two years of ramp-up, with most styles built through 1972. The oil crisis, as well as the introduction of new range of S-Class models, slowed demand. Modest production continued to 1981, however. During this time, 2,677 vehicles were made.
Germany
Germany
Mercedes Benz 180 -click for a larger picture
Mercedes Benz 180  1956
Mercedes-Benz 180 Ponton Limousine
Location
Tiefenbronn by Pforzheim
County
Karlsruhe, Germany
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Number of persons:5 Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual  4 speedLeather interior:
Mercedes Benz 300-click for a larger picture
Mercedes Benz 300 1960
Mercedes Benz 300d W189 Adenauer Limousine
Location
Tiefenbronn by Pforzheim
County
Karlsruhe, Germany
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Number of persons:5 Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Power steering: Leather interior:
Mercedes Benz 230-click for a larger picture
Mercedes Benz 230 1971
Mercedes Benz 230 Limousine
Location
Graefelfing
County
Munich / Munchen, Germany
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Number of persons:7 Chauffeur plus 7 passengersLuggage:2 large + 2 small Available only with chauffeur:chauffeur Gearbox:auto Power steering: Leather interior: Audio:radio
The 600 featured many luxuries, including a complex hydraulic system which powered everything with a pressure of 150 bar, from the windows and seats to the automatically closing doors. The model came in two main variants:
  • short wheelbase
    • 4-door sedan, similar to a modern S600 sedan in layout.
    • 4-door sedan, but with a power divider window separating the front seats from the rear bench seat.
  • long wheelbase chassis Pullman
    • 4-door limousine, featuring additional two rear-facing seats behind the driver compartment which was separated by a power divider window (in all but three built)
    • 6-door limousine, with two forward facing jump seats stationed at the additional middle two doors and a rear bench seat.
  • A few of the limousines were made with a convertible top over the rear passenger compartment and were called landaulets. This was mainly intended for government use, by the Pope, or by the German government, e.g. in 1965 during the visit of Queen Elizabeth II, when she was accompanied by Kurt Georg Kiesinger in open-top tour in Baden-Württemberg. Production of this model ended a year early, in 1971.
Mercedes made two coupés, one of them as a gift for Dr. Rudolf Uhlenhaut when he retired. He had designed the car, together with Fritz Nallinger and Karl Wilfert .

 

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