Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2008
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Lot number 
    54
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis No. WDBVF79JX8A001993

Exceptional finish and comfort
Already a collectable
Bewildering range of equipment

Though the prototype was unveiled at the Tokyo motor show of 1997, it was not until 2002 that Daimler-Benz decided to revive the Maybach brand to make it the carmakers' flagship, with beautifully crafted automobiles for a highly discerning clientele. This imposing limousine, perched on 19-inch wheels, is capable of reaching a top speed of 275 km/h and to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds… even better than a basic Porsche of the time, thanks to its thumping Mercedes AMG V12 6.0-liters, developing 640bhp. Stability and braking are ensured by the electro-hydraulic braking system "Sensotronic" as invented by Mercedes, as well as ESP and ABS. In 2008, the Luxury Institute awarded the Maybach the title of the finest and most luxurious car in the world, ahead of Rolls-Royce and Bentley.
The car on sale had two owners from new and was delivered new in the USA to its first owner who then imported it to Monaco where it was registered. The current owner purchased it from a specialist in Monaco. It is now registered in France and has covered 66,000km since new. Equipment is so numerous that it is impossible to list them all. In short, this limousine represents the absolute summit of luxury and comfort, with a corresponding purchase price when new of several hundreds of thousands of euros. Since the brand has seized to exist, this model is now a true "collectable".