The Mercedes 600
This vehicle may have the most eclectic list of notable owners of any car, ever. The names range from George Harrison, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, and Elvis Presley as a preferred car for these entertainers. The only time you will mention Mao Zedong, The Pope, and Pablo Escobar in the same sentence is their love for the Mercedes Benz 600.
Given the wide range of this vehicle’s appeal to notable folks from all walks of life, you would think this car was a fairly straightforward project with an easy fix to make certain these folks could get back into the driver’s seat – or more realistically the back seat so their chauffeur could get back on the road; however, that is not the case.
This vehicle, a 4-door sedan whose production spanned mostly 1960’s-70’s remains to this day to be one of the most complicated automobiles to ever grace the tarmac. The reason for this is not perfectly straightforward. A majority of the enigma that is servicing the 600 is the amount of hydraulics the Mercedes 600’s accessories use. Taking on a restoration project like a 600 is quite the project in and of itself. In that respect, this larger than average undertaking has been documented from arrival to present day. It is currently a continuing project at Motoring Investments.
As of right now, this project is still underway in the M.I. Shops, with progress happening slowly but gradually. We will continue to update the page as it comes. Thank you for your patience in this process.