Lot 171 - 2003 Maybach 57

Lot 171 - 2003 Maybach 57

Lot 171 - 2003 Maybach 57

Lot Number 171
Registration LJ53 ZKA
Chassis Number WDB2400782A000442
Engine Number 28595040000295
Odometer reading 45,000 miles
Estimate £27,000 - £35,000
  • One former keeper
  • Serviced by Mercedes-Benz Brooklands March 2022

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. 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, first registered 7th November 2003, is presented in metallic Himalayas Dark Grey with Elm wood and exclusive brown leather trim, comes with all the usual refinements and options one can expect for the Maybach 57 model and has only covered a mere 45,000 miles from new. Each Maybach utilised the very best automotive technology and safety available, whilst exploiting the quality of Mercedes-Benz and employing the highest level of detail and craftmanship. Using fine wood trim lines and supple Nappa leather, this car is no exception – indeed making a S Class Mercedes feel rather mundane, especially with built in fridge and retractable folding rear tables left and right to the rear to name but a few options.

This example retains its book pack with Mercedes-Benz service history, which includes a recent service in March of this year with Mercedes-Benz Brooklands. Offered at a fraction of its original price tag of over £250,000 this is represents great value and is as comfortable as it is collectable.

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