Mercedes-Benz 600 Landaulet - the favorite vehicle of notorious figures

09/24/2018

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There were only 59 units of the Mercedes-Benz 600 Landaulet ever built.

Today Naijauto.com will present you with one of the giants in the automotive industry, the Mercedes-Benz 600 Landaulet. The interesting things lie not only in its imposing appearance but its connections with notorious figures such as Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein or Ferdinand Marcos (who actually owns 4 of this model). Many other famous people were also in love with the huge car. One of them is Coco Chanel, the founder of the famous Chanel.

angular front of the Mercedes-Benz 600 Landaulet

There were only 59 units of the Mercedes-Benz 600 Landaulet ever produced

During the times it was in limited production from 1963 to 1981, the car was considered to be one of the most advanced cars. Its owner could ask for extra features if he was willing to pay a whopping amount of money.

The Mercedes-Benz 600 Landaulet was built on a wheelbase measuring 21 feet and its total weight reaches up to 4 tons. With its roof folded down, the leaders can stand up to wave to their followers.

Mercedes-Benz 600 Landaulet in black and white photo

Lots of notorious figures drove this giant

Mercedes-Benz 600 Landaulet angular front

During the times it was in limited production from 1963 to 1981, the car was considered to be one of the most advanced car

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Some more facts about the Mercedes-Benz 600 Landaulet:

  • There were only 59 units ever produced
  • When Saddam Hussein’s regime was coming into an end, his Landaulet was stolen by an Iraqi. This car was later spotted in Jordan
  • Hussein’s car is now being displayed at the Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, USA.

angular front of the Mercedes-Benz 600 Landaulet in museum

The Mercedes-Benz 600 Landaulet was built on a wheelbase measuring 21 feet

front of the Mercedes-Benz 600 Landaulet in museum

When Saddam Hussein’s regime was coming into an end, his Landaulet was stolen by an Iraqi

retractable roof of the Mercedes-Benz 600 Landaulet

Hussein’s car is now being displayed at the Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, USA

Video: Saddam Hussein's Mercedes 600 Pullman Landaulet Limousine Grosser LWB 1978

>>> More vehicles of famous/infamous figures:

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