The 600 Pullman or the W100 was considered as the world's finest car.
It was in the mid-fifties that the house of Daimler Benz asked their Technical Director Dr. Fritz Nallinger to create a vehicle that is extraordinary and was given 'unlimited' budget. He selected three best from his design team to create the most extraordinary limousine. The styling was done by the greatest automotive Italian designer Bruno Sacco.
This car had a newly built 6.3-litre V8 engine and its windows, door locks, sunroof, brakes, etc. were all hydraulic operated. Most limousines had a partition glass between driver and rear occupants. There was independent heating, air-condition and a refreshment bar. Each were made specially for clients and no two cars were the same.
Mercedes-Benz has been making custom-made vehicles for the Papal since 1930. The first car supplied was the Mercedes Nuerburg 460 in 1930 to Pope Pius XI. Subsequently they have supplied custom-made landaulets, limousines and even off-roaders to the Vatican.
This Mercedes-Benz 600 model was gifted by Daimler-Benz AG to Pope Paul VI at Castel Gandolfo in Rome on 10th September 1965. Specially built for the Papal (world head of the Roman Catholics), this car had a special seat which could be raised or lowered.
This model was used by three successive Pope’s during official functions. The car is now in the possession of Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- High precision miniature models|
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|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||7 x 3 x 3|
|Theme||VIP and Royalty|