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paul-NL

Netherlands
4193 Posts

Posted - 10/30/2006 :  10:18:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The King Hoessein of Jordanie owned also a 600 with the steps for his bodyguards. But that was a 4door Pullmann and no Landaulet. I just don't know if the color was silver or white, while that is hardly to see in a black&white newspaper. The Foto was made after his return from New York for his 6 month cancerrecovery.





Note: King Hussein had deliverd TWO identical white Pullman-cars, both from 1975.

Edited by - paul-NL on 01/08/2009 23:52:09
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werner Hellemans

Belgium
214 Posts

Posted - 11/22/2006 :  15:14:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I saw the Belgian news lately with the king of Belgium (Albert the second) with some people he had invited to his castle. The people were driven in a 600 SWB.
The car was originaly bought by the previous king named Boudewijn in the early seventies but the car is still in official use.

However the king just ordered 10 Mercedes R-class vehicles for official transportation.
He is a serious Mercedes fan.
Rumour has it he drove his 500E (W 124) some years ago in the Belgian Ardennes and the escorte (professiolal bodyguards) had to let him go. They just couldn't keep up with him. He's a very talented driver and owns now a SL 55 AMG for personal use.
Cheers
Werner
Antwerp
Belgium
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weayoub

Lebanon
20 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2006 :  02:25:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just got this 1971, Mercedes 600 S/N 100-012-12-001844, the car is white outside, leather blue inside.
The last owner ( Mercedes Dealer in Lebanon, T.Gargour )had the car since 1983 to 7.12.2006
The previous owner was Yul Bryner, can same body confirm this matter.
The car is located in Lebanon, was always inspected by Mercedes Lebanon, as the car was owned by the owner of Mercedes Lebanon
T.Gargour.
My email : weayoub@cyberia.net.lb

Thank you
William
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Ron B

Australia
11545 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2006 :  05:52:05  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi William,the local Mercedes Dealer should be able to get the service history from new,this will have the original owners name.
Welcome,by the way!.

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

Lebanon
20 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2006 :  11:32:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Ron

Thank you for your reply.
The ex owner of this car is the local Mercedes dealer. He did not get the car from new, the car was imported to Lebanon in 1983 from Mercedes Germany to Mr. Gargour him self. Mr. N.Gargour told me that the car was Yul Bryner ex car. I wonted to verify this authenticity.
I think the best way is to contact Mercedes Classic.

Regards
William
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Ron B

Australia
11545 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2006 :  17:15:08  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You could also try the Yul Brynner fan club.
He had a 300SL in 1958 as you can see here.
http://www.imdb.com/gallery/mptv/1141/56-15MPTV.jpg.html?seq=3
...There are old cars,and then there are Classics..(Mercedes Benz Ad. 1999)

Edited by - Ron B on 12/09/2006 17:27:35
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rialto9

Australia
53 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2009 :  08:55:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Govt. of North Korea.
Govt. of Malaysia (car was used in the opening ceremony of the nineties Commonweath Games)
Mao Tse Tung had 2 cars.
Saddam Hussein & Sons had some.
But Q.E II ??? Did the fiercly patriotic english lady really have a 600
Do pictures exist
Was it fitted with Tea making facilities

Cheers, Walter.
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alabbasi

USA
2806 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2009 :  09:55:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rialto9

But Q.E II ??? Did the fiercely patriotic English lady really have a 600
Do pictures exist


I very much doubt it. The queen used Phantoms. If you find pictures of her in one on a foreign visit, it probably wont be hers.


With best regards

Al
1971 Mercedes Benz 250CE (RHD in the UK)
1971 Mercedes Benz 300SEL 6.3
1972 Mercedes Benz 350SL
1972 Mercedes Benz 280CE 4 speed
1973 Mercedes Benz 280CE 4 speed
1973 Mercedes Benz 350SE 4 speed
1976 Mercedes Benz 450SEL 6.9
1979 Mercedes Benz 450SEL 6.9
1979 Mercedes Benz 450SLC 5.0
1980 Mercedes Benz 500SLC
1997 Mercedes Benz E420
2006 Adidas Samba


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paul-NL

Netherlands
4193 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2009 :  10:29:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Werner,

is this the car from Baudouin ???





We got the Vin

Edited by - paul-NL on 01/10/2009 10:29:49
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mtrei

USA
3739 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2009 :  11:09:46  Show Profile  Visit mtrei's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by alabbasi

I very much doubt it. The queen used Phantoms.



Of course they're now German owned too.

I've seen the pic of QE2 standing in the back of a 600 Landaulet, and simply assumed it was on a state visit somewhere.

If the Queen only want's cars built in Britain by British owned companies, she'd better order an Aston Martin and a London Taxi.
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paul-NL

Netherlands
4193 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2009 :  11:28:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you mean this pictures from 1965 in Germany:





















then you are right Mike, That car is (still) in ownership from the factoy, as it always did.
It is the same as this one:




Edited by - paul-NL on 01/10/2009 13:55:46
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alabbasi

USA
2806 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2009 :  16:01:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mtrei

quote:
Originally posted by alabbasi

I very much doubt it. The queen used Phantoms.

If the Queen only want's cars built in Britain by British owned companies, she'd better order an Aston Martin and a London Taxi.



Did Ford sell AM?

With best regards

Al
1971 Mercedes Benz 250CE (RHD in the UK)
1971 Mercedes Benz 300SEL 6.3
1972 Mercedes Benz 350SL
1972 Mercedes Benz 280CE 4 speed
1973 Mercedes Benz 280CE 4 speed
1973 Mercedes Benz 350SE 4 speed
1976 Mercedes Benz 450SEL 6.9
1979 Mercedes Benz 450SEL 6.9
1979 Mercedes Benz 450SLC 5.0
1980 Mercedes Benz 500SLC
1997 Mercedes Benz E420
2006 Adidas Samba


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Art Love

Australia
6138 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2009 :  21:53:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Queen is more German than English. They changed the family name in WWI from Battenberg to Windsor, but her cousin the Earl maintained Mountbatten through until the IRA blew him up.

I always thought that the Queen ordered a 600 but was told by her minders ?politicians that it was inappropriate, so she had to get rid of it.
Art
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Ian Keers

United Kingdom
407 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2009 :  10:29:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
[i]
I always thought that the Queen ordered a 600 but was told by her minders ?politicians that it was inappropriate, so she had to get rid of it.
Art



I'd not heard that before, but could be. Certainly, Diana had an R129 and apparently loved it but had to give it up under pressure. It is now in the Stuttgart Museum as you probably know, Almandine IIRC.

Ian Keers
United Kingdom
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karra

Finland
855 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2009 :  12:02:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ron B

Hi Pual, those AMG prefixs would be the ones with the V12 engine?.The pictures of one in HongKong were his ,with the W140 engine.Theres plenty of horsepower but not enough torque to drive the car up onto a transporter.



I happened to see this picture from the MBCP web pages, taken in Hong Kong:



If I will have a break with my MFIP repair (getting a new one from Germany) I will start to ask the Finnish 600 owners if they are willing to give us the VIN numbers for Paul's database .

Kari Pykäläinen

1971 6.3 #5581
1968 280 SE Coupé
1993 E420
1995 Tahoe 350cid
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