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Friday, April 22, 2011

Phantom or 600

Decisions, decisions...

Two brown cars I've seen VERY up close recently.

Rolls-Royce Phantom VI or Mercedes Benz Pullman 600

Yes, we all know which one I prefer, but the German one is interesting. Years ahead of it's time when it came out - hydraulic everything.

Rolls-Royce Phantom VI or Mercedes Benz Pullman 600

Back in the seventies there wasn't much choice for a super luxury barge - a Phantom or a Benz 600. The 600 came in various guises - the standard saloon, the long Pullman or the Landaulette. The RR range equivalent was the standard Silver Shadow, the LWB or the Phantom - which also came in Landaulette form.

Rolls-Royce Phantom VI or Mercedes Benz Pullman 600

But to drive them , they are very different cars. The 600 does not drive like a Shadow. I find the Royce a more refined, but if you are into brute power and presence the 600's for you. Dozens of despots and dictators can't be wrong....(if they haven't been lynched yet).

Rolls-Royce Phantom VI or Mercedes Benz Pullman 600

I don't care if it's longer...



I'll take the Shadow LWB over the 600. Never mind the Phantom.



Here are the Landaulettes.





Interiors.



Enough said...



Posted by David Irvine.

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