The Mercedes-Benz 600 is a unique vehicle that represented the pinnacle of automotive technology in 1963 when it was first introduced. During the 17 years the 600 was manufactured, a total of 2,667 vehicles were built, every one of them individually manufactured and unique.
A Frenchman named Emile Roger, who had a small workshop in the Rue des Dames, Paris, started purchasing Benz two-stroke stationary gas-engines in 1883
The motor is harmless to look at, but it seems to be restless when it has to stand still, and makes a low moaning all the time as if it felt bad inside. A large crowd gathered round it as we got in; they were all telling one another to be careful and not go too near in case it exploded
Originally sold through the British Benz agents of Hewetsons in Dean Street, London the car was shipped to New Zealand in 1900 as a wedding present for Mrs Wickliffe-Goodwin of Glenroy in rural Canterbury.
The Falcon name was not new to the automobile industry. The roster of 2600 names that have graced the automotive scene in the last sixty years shows that Falcon was used by two other manufacturers