Maybach Goes to Great Lengths

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This Pebble Beach-storming monster is called Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 because it’s almost, but strangely not quite, 6 m long If you don’t want to be noticed, don’t walk into the room on stilts wearing a wizard’s robe and a hat that lights up. Maybach, to judge by this extraordinary gullwinged coupe, wants to be noticed. … [Read more…]

Maybach 57/62 – 2003

Maybach 57-62 - 2003

The auction of the prestigious Rolls-Royce/Bentley brands by Vickers in 1998 developed into a three-way scrap between German giants. Volkswagen got Bentley and the Crewe factory, BMW the right to produce Rolls-Royce cars, whilst Daimler got… nothing. The words ‘sour’ and `grapes’ spring to mind, but it may be merely coincidence that luxury saloon cars … [Read more…]

Maybach Zeppelin – 1928

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The Maybach company produced airship engines for Zeppelins until the end of World War I, when legendary engineer Wilhelm Maybach and son Karl turned their attention to the production of luxury motorcars succeeding to such good effect that they constructed some of the finest automobiles over built.