Modded by Mercedes-Benz Classic, ’75 600 Pullman retains mechanicals of old, outfitted with Maybach 57, 62 goodies inside.
There are a lot of classic Mercedes machines to admire, like the 450 SEL, the 300 SL “Gullwing,” and the 190E. However, we can’t leave out the biggest Benz of them all, the 600. A favorite of celebrities, diplomats and dictators alike, the big luxury sedan was a technological wonder unlike any other. Hydraulic doors, windows and trunk, air-ride suspension, a big 6.3-liter V8 to run it all… if you had one of these, you were a golden god.
The 600 was also the forerunner of the Maybach line, recently resurrected as a sub-brand of Mercedes. According to Motor Authority, someone brought the two together into one fine package, one for sale in the northern Dutch city of Almaar.
Inside the white 1975 600 Pullman is a lot of Maybach 57 and 62. The previous owner commissioned Mercedes-Benz Classic in 2007 to outfit the classic with the top-tier of ultra-luxury, according to Autoblog. The effort took seven years and $3.2 million in 2020 dollars to knock out, but the result is worth the price.
The owner retained the 600’s 6.3-liter V8 and four-speed automatic, plus the steering wheel, but that’s all there is mechanically. The interior received automatic AC, the steering wheel became fully adjustable, and the dimming panoramic sunroof came straight out of Maybach’s parts bin.
The back continues to be where the magic happens for the 600 Pullman. Passengers seated near the front get to watch the markets with a pop-up TV located behind the rear passengers. And when that gets boring, they can pop-in a copy of Wall Street on DVD in the DVD player.
Everyone can also enjoy the adjustable seating, use the intercom system to tell the driver where they need to be and when, pop a bottle of champagne, chilled in the mini-fridge, and listen to smooth jazz via the Becker stereo system. And most of all, they can be dazzled by the Swarovski diamonds in the roof frames.