1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 owned by Jay Kay up for public sale

It is well-known that Jay Kay, frontman of the British jazz-funk band Jamiroquai, is a lover of automobiles. One of many many automobiles he is owned, a 1968 Mercedes-Benz 600, is now up for public sale on Convey a Trailer.

The grandfather of at present’s S-Class, the 600 was Mercedes’ range-topping luxurious automobile in its day. It acquired a popularity as a favourite of dictators and celebrities alike, with homeowners starting from Iranian Shah Mohammad Reva Pahlavi to Elvis Presley.

1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 owned by Jay Kay (photo via Bring a Trailer)

1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 owned by Jay Kay (picture by way of Convey a Trailer)

Energy is supplied by the M100 6.3-liter V-8, which was famously transplanted right into a smaller physique shell to create the 300 SEL 6.3 sports activities sedan as properly. It drives the rear wheels by way of a column-shifted 4-speed computerized transmission. A posh hydraulic system powers the central locking, home windows, seat adjustment, and sunroof.

Owned by Jay Kay earlier than being acquired by the present vendor within the Netherlands in 2021, this automobile is one in all 2,190 short-wheelbase sedans constructed throughout the 600’s 17-year manufacturing run. Mercedes provided a long-wheelbase model as properly, together with the 600 Pullman limousine.

1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 owned by Jay Kay (photo via Bring a Trailer)

1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 owned by Jay Kay (picture by way of Convey a Trailer)

The odometer presently exhibits 75,000 kilometers (about 47,000 miles), roughly 100 of which had been added by the vendor, in keeping with the itemizing. Some upkeep work was carried out in 2021, together with an oil change, spark plug substitute, brake servicing, and resealing of the rear axle. Paperwork confirming possession by Jay Kay are included with the sale and could be examined in a photograph gallery on the public sale web page.

Jay Kay has owned quite a lot of automobiles, together with a 1969 Dodge Charger and a vibrant inexperienced LaFerrari. His first automobile was a extra humble, however nonetheless cool, 1972 BMW 1602. Regardless of its tough situation, the BMW truly fetched about $20,000 at public sale in 2020. Will this extra luxurious Mercedes go for extra?

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