The oil magnate, the gardener and the Mercedes-Benz

The oil magnate, the gardener and the Mercedes-Benz

So you think the full glass panoramic roof was first introduced in cars like the Renault Megane or Peugeot 308 stationwagon some fifteen years ago? Wrong! This 1966 Mercedes 600 already had one. It was ordered by an excentric oil magnate from Armenia, named Nubar Gulbenkian.

Mister Gulbenkian made loads of money dealing in oil

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A Mercedes workhorse from Portugal

A Mercedes workhorse from Portugal

Long before Mercedes-Benz produced their own stationwagon, the Portuguese were doing it for them.

It took Mercedes-Benz a while to discover that there was a demand for stationwagons.

During the 1960’s, stationwagons got really popular in Europe and brands like Opel, Ford, Peugeot, Fiat and even Borgward produced combi-versions of their best selling sedans already

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