Maybach Zeppelin: the crazy sedan of the 1930s

A 150-horsepower DS7 worth millions of euros? It has nothing to do with French SUVs! This DS7 is one of the first versions of the Maybach Zeppelin, a sedan with amazing features dating back almost a century! It is thanks to the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin who invented the airship named after him. Used by the Germans before and during World War I, these airships were so successful that the proper name Zeppelin was finally used to qualify all airships. But what does it have to do with cars? used engine! Thus, several 300-horsepower Maybach engines were able to move tens of tons of airships at speeds of over 100 km/h. It was in homage to this famous airship that Maybach, who is also a licensed car manufacturer, decided to take the name Zeppelin almost 100 years ago, in the late 1920s. Therefore, the name designates a huge luxury car weighing about 3 tons. High enough mass that German drivers must have a special license to drive. A bus license to drive a car! Maybach Zeppelin DS8 Cabriolet – #Maybach #Zeppelin #MaybachZeppelin #MaybachMittwoch #ClassicCar #Vintagecar #Klassiker #Oldtimer #Vintage #VintageLegends pic.twitter.com/35CGVMQgm1 — VintageLegends under the hood (@Vintageliter Vliter) must be 150hp (@Vintageliter93, 7 only) There was a huge 7.0l V12 engine in production. It may not seem like much these days, but at the time it was a very noble value. It also showed a very refined and passenger-satisfying look, with a silence that perfectly suits a car of this class. In addition to this engine, the Maybach Zeppelin has an amazing eight-speed semi-automatic gearbox. It’s a rarity at a time when we’re getting closer to the DS7 of the 2020s. bo_gilles) April 2nd, 2020 DS7 and DS8 Historically, Maybach Zeppelin, although not recorded in history, never officially used this name. In 1928 this car was simply christened the Maybach 12. A year later, the model name was changed to DS7 and the Zeppelin logo was placed between the front lights. 8-litre V12 Finally, in 1930, the DS8 took the character of this amazing model even further. So the V12 engine went with a displacement of 8 liters and reached 200 horsepower, making this beast one of the most powerful cars of its time. Despite the sheer weight, performance soared even in some versions capable of reaching 170 km/h. 🚗-02-The well-known “old” thing 😍- 1930 – Maybach Zeppelin DS8 Cabriolet 4-door pic.twitter.com/5Yt41mmU3X — Gilles Bo (@bo_gilles) April 2, 2020 Maybach brand is briefly revived at the beginning of our century One Zeppelin name was again used to describe the most luxurious model. The real Maybach Zeppelin of the last century is very valuable on the second-hand market. For example, the DS8 Roadster was auctioned off in 2012 for €1.3 million. Since then, the rating of the most beautiful model has skyrocketed even more! 1932 #Maybach – Zeppelin DS 8 Convertible Sedan pic.twitter.com/ZAmKcNL6UW — MotoringExposure (@motoexposure) November 26, 2017 . Mercedes-Maybach worked with Virgil Abloh to create a capsule collection and a custom S-Class limited to 150 pieces. Mercedes is unveiling a limited edition series of two models… with the added bonus of a diamond-set pen!

#Maybach #Zeppelin #crazy #sedan #1930s

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *