22/9-2002, updated 16/10-2011 by JH & PS
Blofeld and Bunt's car.
The Mercedes is seen in a short scene at the end of the film, when Bond and his wife Tracy are recovering from the wedding. Blofeld and Irma Bunt drives past quickly and shoots at Bond, but hits Tracy in the head, ending in her death.
A blue Mercedes-Benz 600 is also seen in a short glimpse in 'Diamonds Are Forever'when Blofeld leaves The Whyte House and forces Tiffany with him. Thanks to Jon Cleary for this observation and the link to M-100.
In 'Octopussy' a Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman has a small role driving Kamal Khan from the auction in London. The Pullman is a 7/8 seater version with 3 row seating, 6,24 m (246 ins) long, weighing 2.630 kg (5.800 lbs).
The 600 series is called 'The Grand Mercedes'.
The series all featured hydraulic press button to operate nearly everything from adjusting seatbacks and windows to opening doors and boot lid.
It is built to meet the requirements of men in leading positions and the squared Teutonic styling is just perfect for Blofeld. In the period 1963-1981 the Mercedes-Benz 600 series delivered 2.190 Limousines, 487 Pullmans, 44 Landaulets and 15 Presidential Landaulets. The open-backed Landaulet's was built for various governments around the world.
Mercedes-Benz Silver Star Century, Dennis Adler, MBI Publishing Company, 2001, page 118 -121.
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