Excuse my poor english, i'm french and i don't write it fluently
I'm the Christian de Leotard's son, and i can give you some detail if you need it.
I give to you some links and pictures, use it as you like.
I love Mercedes Too, and i work with my father. Prototype, research, test, rally etc...
but my passion is the 6 wheels mercedes, when you test it, you can't stop to drive it.
here it's my father, my sister and me in 1985 i think (i was 7 years old)
G63 AMG The new Mercedes 6X6 is built on the chassis has my father designed in the 80s. My father made prototype 6 wheels since 30 years on mercedes of course because it is his favorite brand, but also Range Rover, Renault, Peugeot (P4 is the same chassis).
He tested prototypes of all the Paris-Dakar race, between 1981 and 1986, all cars have arrived in Dakar without changing parts, and in good condition.
Unfortunately my father does not speak English, he can not answer you, but I can translate it if you have questions.
Have a Good day
You can find other models on this website, a friend of mine and my father: SIXMANIA
SixMania | La manie des six roues
1985 Paris-Dakar - 3 MERCEDES - Leopard - Zebra - Girafe