Talk:Mercedes-Benz 600

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FALCON CREST. I don't recall reading this tid bit in your wonderful history of the 600, but family matriarch, Angela Channing, AKA: Jane Wyman, first wife of Ronald Reagan, was driven in a 600 Grand by her Chinese houseman in the 70's TV series Falcon Crest, filmed here in the Napa Valley at Spring Mountain Winery. It was a beautiful black limo and would be interesting to know it's lineage also. MikeVS (talk) 14:13, 30 August 2008 (UTC)



Top Gear (current format)[edit]

2008-07-20[edit]

The Merc 600 (FYY 80H, personally owned by Jeremy Clarkson) was featured in the Top Gear episode broadcast on 2008-07-20. The end of the segment included a list of famous owners, which were: Idi Amin, Leonard Brezhnev, Nicolae Ceausescu, Marshall Tito, Enver Hoxha, Saddam Hussein, Fidel Castro, F W de Klerk, Hirohito, Pol Pot, Mao Tse Tung and Elvis Presley. —Sladen (talk) 23:08, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

2008-07-27[edit]

During the 2008-07-27 episode of Top Gear (current format), guest Jay Kay stated that his "Grosser" had previously belonged to Coco Chanel. Whilst Jeremy Clarkson said that his own had used to be belong to "the Egyptian Ambassador". —Sladen (talk) 00:47, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Wrong information[edit]

Sorry, but this article is full with wrong information. The 600 was at no time the most expensive car in the world - it was rather 'cheap'. In August 1964, the price was 56.500 DM, about US$ 14,150 - while a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow 1965 cost about 100.000 DM = US$ 25,000. The car never was meant to be chauffeur-driven - to be more exact: the short wheel base. Mercedes made the driver the controler - windows, door-locking, radio etc. were suited to be under control of the driver. In the long wheel base models, Pullman and 6-door-limousine, the person sitting in the back was in control of radio, windows, air condition. Not more than 10 % of the SWB were chauffeur-driven (in Germany). The divider between front and back seats was availabe as an extra also for the SWB, but I've never seen any in real. The story with the horn is totally wrong. The 600 had the regular Mercedes horn of that time. The 600 was available with a sunshine roof in the front or in the back (SWB) or with twon sunshine roofs (LWB). It is wrong to call the LWB Pullman. Just the 4-door LWB was a Pullman; that means that the passengers in the back sit viceversa. The 6-door-LWB was not a Pullman as the passengers in the middle row sit in the same direction as the other passengers. As I am German and English is a foreign language for me, I will not correct those mistakes in the article, as I would make language mistakes. But someone who reads this might check the information given and improve the article. 84.56.124.202 (talk) 04:26, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

You mentioned above that the "6-door-LWB was not a Pullman". However, on the production list at the official Daimler.com website, the 6-door-LWB is listed as the "Pull­man saloon, 6 doors". This is shown at the end of the page here: Mercedes-Benz 600 (W 100), media.daimler.com. -- Blairall (talk) 18:32, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Dictators?[edit]

I don't think an article about cars should be calling anybody a dictator unless it's an indisputable fact. Tito, Castro, and Brezhnev in particular. Leave cold-war politics and name calling out of this page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.5.80.129 (talk) 07:09, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Models - Coupé[edit]

In the Models section, it states that "Mercedes also made two coupés, one as a gift retirement for Dr. Rudolf Uhlenhaut, one of the model's three designers". However, no citation to a Wikipedia reliable source is given. Therefore, a very reliable source that is professionally-published (not a blog or self-published source) is needed to verify that the factory actually built 2 coupés, not just 1, and whether Uhlenhaut was a recipient. The only currently-existing factory-built coupé that I am aware of is called the Nallinger coupé. That name refers to Mercedes engineer and executive Fritz Nallinger, who appears to have retired from Daimler-Benz in late 1965. -- Blairall (talk) 18:53, 26 March 2015 (UTC)