Lot 217 - 2005 Maybach 57
|Odometer reading||43,595 miles|
|Estimate||£48,000 - £55,000|
|Result||Sold - £37,000|
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
The Maybach brand is named as such for Wilhelm Maybach, an engineer for Gottlieb Daimler, who designed combustion engines at the turn of the 20th century. Wilhelm left Daimler in 1907 and developed the Maybach brand which was known for their large, powerful and very luxurious automobiles. Maybach catered to the exclusive and wealthy up until World War II. After the war, automobile production never restarted. Daimler-Benz purchased the company in 1960, however left the name mostly dormant until recently. At the time of the mid 1990's, the new merger entity of Daimler Chrysler sought to produce the most luxury automobile for the turn of the century. Utilising Mercedes-Benz' long tradition of quality and luxury, the Maybach brand was revived as the pinnacle in automotive luxury.
Powered by a Mercedes Benz twin turbocharged V12 engine producing 543 bhp at 5250 rpm with 664 lb-ft of torque at 2300 rpm, performance for this ultra-luxury saloon is 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds with a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph; remarkable for such a luxurious limousine.
Factory options include retractable folding rear tables left and right, whilst standard options include 19 inch wheels, electrically controlled Airmatic dual control air suspension, full rear cabin audio controls, dual 9.5 inch flat screen monitors with headphones, 600 Watt 21 speaker Bose surround sound system, heated steering wheel, dynamic multi-contour heated seats with massage feature, Alcantara headliner, wine chiller and beverage holder in rear console.
Each Maybach utilised the very best automotive technology and safety available and exploited the quality of Mercedes-Benz with the highest level of detail and craftsmanship using fine wood trim lines and supple Nappa leather.
This example in Obsidian Black with matching black leather interior comes with all the usual refinements and options one can expect for the Maybach 57 model. Used sparingly by the present owner and always garaged, this Maybach represents everything that the marque offered and more! With built in television screens, wine chiller and every electrical gadget available, this is offered at a fraction of its original price tag of around £250,000!
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*Buyers please be aware that the vendor has informed us of a slight issue with the front left (near side) shock absorber and therefore is bought as seen according to our Terms and Conditions.
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