What ever happened to Maybach?

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Well I know what happened .. They didn't sell enough so the models got mothballed and added as a top end S Class.

But the 57 and 62 (pictured) are amazing cars inside, the 62 especially. Just look at the interior.. For a 2005 model it is very plush and spacious with great features and looks more like the innards of a private jet than a car. Compare that to the 2019 RR Phantom (Limousine), which looks more like the back seat of just another nice car, which admittedly it is.

I know I might be a bit biased as I am a bit tight and prefer older and cheaper cars, but I know what one I would be picking if I was going to be getting driven around.

So I ask again, what happened? Did the market just rather the better known branding of Bentley and Rolls Royce over a Maybach or what? I remember Jeremy Clarkson said "Just get the Rolls and be done with it"

Or were they just a bit before their time?

Anyway, it's a bit of shame because the Maybach S650 doesn't do Maybach justice imho.

2005 Maybach 62 - £59,000 Link.

As an added bonus, it's too heavy to be lifted if illegally parked :)

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2019 Phantom - £364,900 Link.

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I was at MB Brooklands a couple of years ago and there were several Maybachs in for servicing. (costs were probably eye watering!). I guess that there is still interest from those who like something a bit different and exclusive.
 
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2 SBC pumps lol.

Cost isnt really an issue for owners I imagine (or is it?).

Regarding availability.. The latest Maybachs and one linked to are basically just amped up S Classes and don't really have the same level opulence imho.


..... OK I take it back. There are some pretty swanky S650S out there.
 

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2 SBC pumps lol.

Cost isnt really an issue for owners I imagine (or is it?).

Regarding availability.. The latest Maybachs and one linked to are basically just amped up S Classes and don't really have the same level opulence imho.


..... OK I take it back. There are some pretty swanky S650S out there.
They have been amped up S classes for years, they are coach builders really but very good at it
 

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Regarding availability.. The latest Maybachs and one linked to are basically just amped up S Classes and don't really have the same level opulence imho.

They do a GLS Maybach as well and what a beauty it is o_Oo_Oo_Oo_O


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Maybe the people with the money to rent/buy the Maybach 57 etc just considered them a bit 'gauche' compared to a Rolls?
 

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I was followed by a maybach only last week IMG_20200714_124353117.jpg
 
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I think they are horrible to look at

Yea I imagine there was a bit of that.. But I think I am a rare breed that doesn't get toooo hung up on the exterior. Especially if it's sheer opulence on the inside. Lol
 

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I think they are horrible to look at
Have you seen the Rolls Royce Cullinan? That hit every branch when it fell out of the ugly tree...
 

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