BY SAM D. SMITH
George Harrison’s Mercedes 600 is up for sale. Launched in September of 1963, the Mercedes-Benz 600 has become one of the most renowned automobiles to ever exist and been a favorite of celebrities, heads of state and dictators around the world.
Being the successor of the 300D ‘Adenauer’ and produced in limited numbers, the 600 was the most expensive and technologically advanced model from Mercedes with no expense being spared in its development. Its size, weight, and countless hydraulic-powered amenities led to the creation of the 6.3-liter M100 V8. It breathed through a complex Bosch mechanical fuel injection system, pushed out 247 horsepower, and could haul the 18 foot, 6600 lb behemoth to a top speed of 130 mph (208 km/h) when coupled with its buttery smooth 4 speed automatic.