This 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600 was sold new in Ohio and reportedly was kept at the original owner’s Florida home. In 1996, at 36,716 miles, it went to a second Ohio owner, from whom the selling dealer acquired it in late 2019. Finished in metallic blue over parchment leather, this Mercedes is powered by a 6.3-liter M100 V8 and four-speed automatic transmission, both with matching numbers. Factory equipment includes air conditioning and a pneumatic air suspension as well as hydraulic power windows, seats, and sunroof. Work performed by the selling dealer reportedly has included replacement of the hydraulic pump, suspension airbags, brake master cylinder, driveshaft flex disc, and more as described below. Now showing just under 37k miles, this W100 Mercedes is offered with a copy of its data card, a tool kit, a hydraulic repair kit, factory manuals, spare parts, and a clean Ohio title.
The 600 model was produced from 1963 to 1981, and this example has a 126” wheelbase as opposed to the Pullman variant’s 153.5” wheelbase. The first owner is said to have had the exterior repainted in its original blue metallic (387), and the selling dealer had the front clip and the deck lid resprayed by True Performance of Plain City, Ohio. The seller notes chips in the door-panel edges and a dent in the rear bumper. Close-up pictures of the brightwork are provided in the gallery below.
Steel 15″ wheels wear color-keyed covers and are shod with 235/75 Hankook Optimo H724 tires that were installed by the selling dealer, who also replaced all four suspension airbags and the main hydraulic pump. The primary suspension-level control valve also has been replaced, as have the two front valves and the rear valve. The seller replaced the brake system’s master cylinder, rear calipers, rear pads, and front and rear hoses. The hydraulic trunk latch also has been rebuilt.
The parchment leather interior features wood-trim accents on the dash, at the base of the windshield, on the center console, on the door panels, and on the package shelf; the condition of the wood is shown in close-up photos in the gallery. Staining can be seen on the headliner at the front of the hydraulically actuated sunroof. The rear compartment includes power-reclining seats, carpeted footrests, and side-window curtains.
The selling dealer has converted the factory Behr air conditioning to R134a refrigerant. The dash retains its Becker Mexico AM/FM stereo. VDO instrumentation includes a 140-mph speedometer; a tachometer; fuel, oil pressure, and temperature gauges; and an exterior thermometer. The five-digit odometer shows just under 37k miles, and the Ohio title from the 1996 transaction is shown in the gallery.
The 6.3-liter M100 V8 features single overhead camshafts on each cylinder bank and mechanical fuel injection. Factory-stated output was 300 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels through a column-shifted four-speed automatic transmission. Under current ownership, the battery, ignition coil, ballast resistor, and spark plugs have been replaced. An engine oil-and-filter service has been performed, and the steering-column bushings and the power-steering pump seals have been replaced.
Additional pictures of the underside are included in the gallery, and a narrated video showing the underbody can be viewed here.
A copy of the data card supplied by the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center indicates that the factory-installed engine bore serial number 100980-12-001975, which is depicted in the photo gallery below along with the matching number for the transmission.
The video above features an exterior walk-around and an interior tour with a demonstration of the hydraulic power windows, the sunroof, and the power rear seats. A driving video is provided below.