Blending luxury With dependability and performance, the Mercedes-Benz 600 was simply the world’s finest luxury car, back in the day. Introduced to the motoring world in 1963, the Mercedes-Benz 600 is undoubtedly one of Daimler-Benz’s greatest postwar achievements. Here were luxury and performance inspired by that of the great 770 Grosser Mercedes and the 540K. Even Daimler-Benz called it the “Grand Mercedes.” Like its revered predecessors, the 600 was built for an exclusive clientele of royal and wealthy owners, and then only in limited numbers. The 600 had the longest production run in history for a single Mercedes-Benz model, an 18-year lifespan from August 1963 (as a 1964 model), up until June 1981. Only 2,677 cars were produced over that period with production at it’s highest in 1965, when 345 Limousines and 63 Pullmans were built. The last 600 built, a short-wheelbase sedan, went straight into the Mercedes-Benz museum collection.