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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Autoart Mercedes Benz type 600 in 1:43 scale

An Autoart Mercedes Benz type 600 in 1:43 scale.  Looks very elegant and pure in color off white paint.

From Wikipedia:
The Mercedes-Benz 600 is a large luxury automobile. When introduced in
September, 1963, it had very few competitors, these being Rolls-Royce, the
Cadillac Fleetwood 75, the stretched Lehmann-Peterson Lincoln and the Crown
Imperial Ghia. Generally, the long wheel base 600 was intended to be
chauffeur-driven; many of those 600s featured a central divider incorporating a
power window between the front and rear compartments. The short wheel base 600
was designed to be owner driven.
A few of the limousines were made with a convertible top over the rear
  passenger compartment and were called landaulets. This was mainly intended for
  official use, by the Pope, or by the German government, e.g. in 1965 during
  the visit of Queen Elizabeth II, when she was accompanied by Kurt Georg
  Kiesinger in open-top tour in Baden-Württemberg. Production of this model
  ended a year early, in 1980.
Mercedes made two coupés, one of them as a gift for Dr. Rudolf Uhlenhaut when he
retired. He had designed the car, together with Fritz Nallinger and Karl
Wilfert. A third coupe was constructed from a 600 SWB by Karl Middelhauve and
Apart from the Pope and governments, famous owners of the 600 include
celebrities such as Coco Chanel, Hugh Hefner, Elizabeth Taylor, John Lennon,
George Harrison, Jay Kay, Aristotle Onassis, Jack Nicholson, Simon Spies, Bob
Jane, Frank Packer, Elvis Presley, Rowan Atkinson, and Jeremy Clarkson,
Communist leaders include Nicolae Ceauşescu, Josip Broz-Tito, Fidel Castro, Pol
Pot, Enver Hoxha, Leonid Brezhnev, Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-Il also owns a
landaulet (both seen in the 65th anniversary parade in Pyongyang on October 10,
2010) and religious leader Guru Maharaj Ji. African revolutionaries Idi Amin
Dada, Jomo Kenyatta and the former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos had
four 600s including a Landaulet, a 1981 bulletproof and a six-door

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