The Mercedes-Benz 600 series of ultra-luxury sedans, also known by their W100 chassis designation, are considered among the most well-engineered cars in automotive history. Produced from 1963 through 1981, the 600-series sedans were among the largest cars in Mercedes’ lineup, matching their formidable size with ample luxury and refinement, including such ostentations as an optional, rear window divider with integrated fold-out tables and a minibar with bottle holders, as equipped on the example featured here.
Performance was also remarkable—particularly given the car’s size and weight—thanks to a 250-hp, 6.3-liter, V-8 engine, which enabled an advertised top speed of 127 mph. Likewise, the chassis brimmed with the latest technology, including an adaptive suspension and four-wheel disc brakes.
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