Mercedes’ 600 Pullman is the Only Way to Sit Back And Relax with Style

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Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman

Stylish 1969 Mercedes’ 600 Pullman makes you want to hire a driver and ride around like a celebrity.

Few cars have “presence” quite like a Mercedes 600. Straight from the Jet Set mindset of the ’60s, this was the ultimate travel for when you weren’t in the air, but still preferred riding in a butt. Add a few inches to the wheelbase, put a divider up between the passengers and the driver (ahem, chauffeur) and you have the 600 Pullman.

Given the amount of prestige, it’s no surprise that Hollywood’s best simply had to have one. Elvis Presley, and John Lennon were two of the entertainers to have one, and further across the ocean, the narrow roads of Europe didn’t stop The Pope from having one either. As a polar opposite, even the ruthless dictator Pol Pot had a hankering for his 600 Pullman.

This 1969 Pullman hosted by Hemmings is fresh from a restoration, and is straight from the fatherland of Germany. Although it’s a 1969 model, the restoration job was as thorough as you’d expect for something costing this much. It’s basically a brand new car, although this one does not have a well-known previous owner.

You may think that you’ve seen something similar to the Pullman in the past, and that’s absolutely true. Coming in just a tiny bit shorter is the 600 Grosser. It had a shorter wheelbase and was primarily meant to be driven by its owner, rather than shuffle them around. Of note, both cars extensively used hydraulics in just about every function and switch possible, even for things like the windows and power seats.

In essence, it’s a modern-day Maybach. For the rich, for the wealthy, for the powerful, and even for the too-powerful.

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Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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