Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s car collection: This Mercedes-Benz was his prized possession


  • Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy enterprises died of natural causes at the age of 91. But in last six decades the Playboy owner made some good fortune with the magazine that he had founded in 1953 with just $600. Apart from the famous Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, Hugh was also passionate about cars and in his lifetime has owned several Porsches, Lamborghinis, Cadillacs and many Classic cars.

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  • 1969 Mercedes Benz Model 600 Pullman Limousine: First introduced at the 1963 Franfurt Auto Show only 600 of these luxury sedans were built till 1981. Other than Hugh Hefner who owned one, other top owners included King Hussein, Mao Tse-Tung, Queen Elizabeth II, the Shah of Iran, Marshal Tito, President Ceasescu of Romania, Prince Rainier, the Beatles, Elvis Presely, Hugh Hefner and of course the Pope.

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  • 1969 Mercedes Benz Model 600 Pullman Limousine: This particular car is a special order 6-door version with divider for Hugh Hefner of Playboy. This model was later auctioned by the owner pf Playboy enterprises. This was the first of the Mercedes-Benz to be powered by a V8 engine. It is powered by the mechanically fuel-injected 6330cc engine, producing 369 LB-ft and 300hp SAE. Courtesy: Battet Jackson

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  • 1969 Mercedes Benz Model 600 Pullman Limousine: . Custom touches were the norm for the 600 line very few items were optional apart from sunroof, flag standards, divider window and refrigerated bars. All seats, windows, doors, sunroof, cowl vent and trunk are hydraulically power assisted.

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  • Other famous cars owned by Hugh Hefnwe includes the 1955 Cadillac Series 62 convertible, Lamborghini Gallardo and many other classic cars have made their way to the Playboy Mansion in Beverley Hills

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