CMC's Pullman pushes the boundaries of model detailing to new extremes

22 September 2020
CMC Mercedes Benz 600 6-door Pullman with functional sunroof
CMC's Pullman pushes the boundaries of model detailing to new extremes Images

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The Mercedes-Benz 600, also known as the W100, was a state-as-art vehicle crafted by the Daimler-Benz during the 1960s and 1970s.

This stylish vehicle was used worldwide for and by the upper echelons. It served as an epitome of perfection, high-end technology, comfort, exclusivity and uniqueness.

In addition to state-sponsored use, international celebrities in politics, business, aristocracy and entertainment also chose to proudly own and ride in a Mercedes-Benz 600.

The “Big Merc” debuted at the Internationale Automobil-Austellung (IAA) in Frankfurt in September 1963. Several editions were offered, including Pullman Limousine, Pullman Sedan and Pullman Landaulet.

The six-door Pullman Saloon has the stately length of 6.24 metres. In this longer version, a middle row of folding seats was selectable. It was intended for customers traveling with staff or bodyguards.

The vehicles were powered by a V8 injection engine with a displacement of 6.3 litres and an output of 250 bhp. Thus, the 2.6-ton limousine was capable of a top speed up to 205 km/h. In its prime, the 600 Pullman was the fastest production saloon in the world.

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The comfort of the vehicles was enhanced by air suspension, a comprehensive hydraulic servo system, an electrically adjustable heating and ventilation system, air conditioning, hydraulically adjustable seats, hydraulic windows and sunroofs. As for the interior, the customer could choose between different precious-wood finishes and the finest velour or leather upholstery. There was also a bar in the rear with a fridge, car phone and a retractable partition.

CMC's precision metal replica of the Pullman six-door features a fully-working sunroof, with an unprecedented level of intricate detailing and authenticity throughout the entire model, so as to do justice to a truly benchmark vehicle.

As we have come to expect from this marvellous German model manufacturer, the amount of work that has gone into this is absolutely incredible, with plenty of exquisite detail, right down to the pleated curtains at the rear. Almost everything that can open does and make sure you allow plenty of time to fully appreciate the interior, as well as the boot and the detail under the bonnet.

The finishing touch is the inclusion of an accessory box that includes handling tools plus four sublime hub caps that attach by way of magnets.