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Rivers

United Kingdom
14 Posts

Posted - 05/23/2017 :  12:59:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know of the whereabouts and any details of the 600 Landaulet that belonged to Michael Glass (the champagne car with chocolate roof and hubcaps) because it is my favourite 600 of all time and I would love to find out more about it.

Rivers Donovan-Grewal
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paul-NL

Netherlands
4265 Posts

Posted - 05/23/2017 :  15:09:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

That car is on page 1 mentioned under no 001634.
As far as I know it is in hands of a german collector.
A 6door version with darkbrown velours interior.
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rialto9

Australia
55 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2018 :  08:11:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Has anyone heard if the 2 Sultan of Johor Landaulets have been completed at Kienle's workshop?

Greetings
Walter
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paul-NL

Netherlands
4265 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2018 :  12:39:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Yes, before the crowning where both cars were used ..

here a picture from a movie from Kienle before they went back to Johor




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paul-NL

Netherlands
4265 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2018 :  13:01:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote












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olliw109

Germany
385 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2018 :  12:50:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dear Rivers,
last time I saw this golden car was on the M100-meet in Germany in Essen. Guess that was in 2014 or 2015 or so. It was privately owned with an interesting long history (stayed long in Paris as far as I remember). Car was not in too good, but driving condition. Owner was an older German collector then.. Best regards, Oliver

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Oliver
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Rivers

United Kingdom
14 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2018 :  06:22:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dear olliw109,
Thank you very much for your response in regards to the Michael Glass car. I didn't know much about the car's more recent history but I know a fair amount about its early history. Michael Glass was an heir to the Marks and Spencer (a large chain of premium supermarkets and clothes stores in the UK) fortune. He ordered the car at the Paris Motor Show when he was just 21 years old. At the motor show, he also ordered a brand new Ferrari Daytona Spider. He saw a 600 Landaulet on the Mercedes stand and decided to order one, going through the brochure and ordering nearly every option available except for a long roof or the six door handles. It had brown leather in the front and brown velour in the back and when completed, the car was featured in Mercedes brochures and official Mercedes photos. He eventually sold the car and in the 1980s it was for sale with a premium car dealership in Los Angeles, California. It is a truly magnificent car and I'm glad to hear its still aroumd, just a shame that its in a tired condition. I think I've seen some recent pictures of the car and it doesn't have whitewall tyres, something the car definitely needs.
P.S. the photo featured shows the Michael Glass car in the background in Paris froma 70s magazine. I don't know the identity of the white car.





Rivers Donovan-Grewal

Edited by - Rivers on 06/06/2018 06:24:24
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olliw109

Germany
385 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2018 :  05:54:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dear Rivers!
In case of interest I could send you some pics of the Glass-car I took in Essen. Pls send me a PN mentioning your e-mail. May take a little while as I have to make a little search through my various sticks, discs etc.....
Btw: Great pic from Paris...good, better ole days compared to...daily news!

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Oliver

Edited by - olliw109 on 06/10/2018 05:57:37
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will

Germany
65 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2018 :  10:59:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello members,
after longterm investigations I could find out, that approximately 20(?) Landaulets were delivered to Africa.
Egypt 1, Algeria 1, Equatorial Guinea 1, Ivory coast 1, Gabon 1,Ghana 1, Cameroon 2, Senegal 1, South Africa 1, Sierra Leone 1, Togo 1 (2), Chad 1, Uganda 1, Zaire (Republic of Kongo) 3, Central African Republic 1. I have all these cars video- or fotodocumented during their use in state visits etc.
About Asia I found 13 vids.
Iraq 1, Iran 2, Yemen 1,Syria 1, Johor 3, North Corea 2, Phillipines 2, Thailand 1.

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Rivers

United Kingdom
14 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2018 :  11:35:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dear Will,
I can guarantee that there were definitely two Landaulets in Togo, one of which was fully restored which I have seen phots of and the other of which Iíve even sat in before itís restoration which is currently underway. I hope this information is useful to you, both cars are short roof examples and were both owned by the president of Togo.

Rivers Donovan-Grewal
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will

Germany
65 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2018 :  12:46:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dear Rivers,
thank you for this Information; I did not know this exactly, but I believe you are right, because one I have video documented and the other came some years ago to Germany for restauration.
Greets

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Rivers

United Kingdom
14 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2018 :  11:23:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Members,
If any of you know who currently owns the Mercedes 600 Landaulet Queen Elizabeth II rose in could you please let me know as soon as possible. If not, does anyone know of another 600 Landaulet with a connection to the British Royal Family.
Respectfully

Rivers Donovan-Grewal
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rialto9

Australia
55 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2018 :  18:34:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning everyone,

I am following this topic with much interest and am wondering if it is still claimed that QE II
owned a 600 ? Or are people simply getting confused with video clips of her being on a state
visit to Germany where she was seen with the german chancellor in a 600 ?

Greetings from Western Australia

Walter

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Art Love

Australia
6231 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2018 :  19:51:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If QE II rode in the German state Landaulet with the raised roof line, it is in the Daimler Museum in Stuttgart.
Art
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Rivers

United Kingdom
14 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2018 :  08:02:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am pretty certain that the Queen never owned a Landaulet because all of her cars were and still are British, built in Britain at least. She always used to use a Rolls Royce Phantom V State Landaulet and potentially a Phantom VI Landaulet but almost always a Rolls Royce or now currently a Bentley. I know for a fact she rode in the first 600 Landaulet during her state visit to Germany in 1965. That car was for sale with Mechatronik but is now sold. The car with the raised roof mentioned is almost certainly the Popeís 600, I just need to know if there are any other Landaulets which the Queen may have rode in during a state visit to any country sheís been to, as long as she rode in a 600 Landaulet.


Rivers Donovan-Grewal

1973 CitroŽn DS23 IE Pallas (EX President of Togo)
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