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espejor

Spain
126 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2006 :  15:55:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hellow, whose importante/famous people have or had a Mercedes 600?
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Greg Hubit

USA
26 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2006 :  16:37:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is there an official list? I've collected some names over the years. Please add to it and correct any inaccuracies. Maybe someone will want to alphabetize the list. Here goes:

Claus von Bulow
Yul Bryner
Bill Cosby
Nicky C (President of Romania)
Hugh Heffner
Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mack)
King of Botswana
Queen Elizabeth II
The pope (which one?)
Achille Lauro
Robert Stack
Friederich Behren von Krupp
Roy Orbison
Mao Tse Tung (had a bunch of 'em)
Marshall Tito (Yugoslavia)
King of Tonga
Haile Selassie
Idi Amin
William Holden
King Faud
Anwar Sadat
Danielle Steel
King of Gabon
Prince Sihanouk
Elvis Pressley
Armand Hammer
Malcomb Forbes
Cher
Baron Hilton
William Randolph Hearst
Imelda Marcos
Diana Ross
Wayne Newton
Tina Onassis
Jerry Lewis

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mtrei

USA
3740 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2006 :  17:05:11  Show Profile  Visit mtrei's Homepage  Reply with Quote
..John Lennon
Ringo Starr
George Harrison
Mary Wilson (The Supremes)
Jai Kay (Jamiroquai)
Francis Ford Coppola
The Sultan of Brunei (a bunch)
Nicolai Ceaucescu (several)....

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dbtk

USA
315 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2006 :  17:19:51  Show Profile  Visit dbtk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Do we know what type they owned, i.e. pullman, laudette, swb, etc.?

1972 600 SWB
1985 300CD
1997 993TT
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mtrei

USA
3740 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2006 :  19:16:55  Show Profile  Visit mtrei's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dbtk

Do we know what type they owned, i.e. pullman, laudette, swb, etc.?



..John Lennon (pullman)
Ringo Starr (SWB)
George Harrison (Pullman)
Mary Wilson (The Supremes)(Pullman - ex Lennon)
Jai Kay (Jamiroquai)(Pullman)
Francis Ford Coppola (Pullman)
The Sultan of Brunei (a bunch)
Nicolai Ceaucescu (several)....(2 Landaulets +)
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walterthorne

26 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2006 :  20:20:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A Southern Gentleman, from Tennessee, who was to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, until, arguably, scandal came his way --- Associate Justice, Abe Fortes.

One biographer noted that Justice Fortes, a New Deal and Great Society Democrat would ride in the front seat of his Short Wheel Base 600, seated next to his driver for his morning drive to the Court.
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randy crooks

Canada
42 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2006 :  20:21:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jackie Gleason,Sophia Loren, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant whose songs have sold over a 1/2 BILLION copies. By people like Roy Orbison,Dean Martin,Beatles.

Randy.
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dbtk

USA
315 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2006 :  21:10:36  Show Profile  Visit dbtk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
mtrei, thanks. I think I saw that Jay Kay's pullman with a modified interior is for sale on Classic Driver. http://www.classicdriver.com/uk/find/4100_results.asp?bsubmit=true&lmodelflag=12128&lmanufacturer=10086&whatbutton.x=0&page=0&lCarID=1717093

1972 600 SWB
1985 300CD
1997 993TT
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Art Love

Australia
6152 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2006 :  22:27:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You all forgot me!!!
,
Art
PS. There is another thread on this topic already. I have no idea how or if they can be combined.
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mtrei

USA
3740 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2006 :  22:34:27  Show Profile  Visit mtrei's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dbtk

mtrei, thanks. I think I saw that Jay Kay's pullman with a modified interior is for sale on Classic Driver. http://www.classicdriver.com/uk/find/4100_results.asp?bsubmit=true&lmodelflag=12128&lmanufacturer=10086&whatbutton.x=0&page=0&lCarID=1717093



This car was on display at the Techno Classica in Essen last month.
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dbtk

USA
315 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2006 :  01:59:02  Show Profile  Visit dbtk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yeah, it actually has been for sale now for as long as I can remember. In fact, I think it has been for sale for about 4 months or more. Its in nice shape, great interior incuding a center flip down LCD monitor and new leather. The wood looks great. I have also seen it on a couple of other sites for sale.

1972 600 SWB
1985 300CD
1997 993TT
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Oliver

Germany
205 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2006 :  07:20:02  Show Profile  Visit Oliver's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hm, the paperwork for my car shows a certain "Citoyen President de la Republique Mobutu Sese Seko - Kinshasa" as the first owner :-) The 600 book by H. Hofner shows this 1965 car as the first to be delivered to Zaire... with 15 more that followed between 1967 and 1977. Gues he kind of liked them


Cheers,
Oliver
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espejor

Spain
126 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2006 :  09:17:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know other names:
Shah of Persia (SWB, Pullmanīs and Landaulet)
President of Ivory COast (Landaulet)
Queen Sirikit (Thailand) (Pullman)

Regards
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Ron B

Australia
11554 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2006 :  09:18:37  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Are you sure the King Of Tonga has/had a 600? ,I know he used to keep a Checker(!!!) in Auckland for when he made one his frequent visits.

...There are old cars,and then there are Classics..(Mercedes Benz Ad. 1999)
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mtrei

USA
3740 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2006 :  09:23:41  Show Profile  Visit mtrei's Homepage  Reply with Quote
In the '70s I went to a really fancy English boarding school, and I remember every year on parent's day, some would make it a full on contest to out-do the other parents for the poshest ride. My friend Jonathan Bentley (who went on to become a producer at Top Gear) and I, would wander around the car parking fields just to gawk at the fancy cars. I remember seeing lots of 600s, but I couldn't put any celebrity names to any of them. I do remember seeing Adnan Khashoggi tooling around in a Rolls Cloud III, and Chief Ashamu of Nigeria in a pre-war Rolls Phantom.

Of course it was tough to out-impress the few who would invariably turn up by helicopter.
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bigblockbenz

USA
378 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2006 :  10:16:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Like Jonathan Quayle Higgins?

I always wondered where he got that English accent!-:)
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