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Maybach DS7 Zeppelin

Maybach Zeppelin

Today talk about Maybach – the one, not its regrettable revival.

A history

Long before a car was called a Maybach, the name was linked to automobile. Wilhelm an engineer from Heilbronn, Gottlieb Daimler’s protégé at an age. From then on his were linked to those of his An automobile pioneer’s glory befell Daimler, allowing the Maybach to bask in his master’s notoriety. This was well as Maybach had been highly in Daimler’s creation of his first of the very first carburettor, and of his automobile.

Though Daimler concentrated on Maybach’s focus turned and more to airships. With his son shortly after the turn of the century Wilhelm Maybach a new company aimed at producing engines. The firm’s destiny intertwined with that of the world lighter-than-air’s pioneer. The new were among the favourite of the German Imperial army’s command – Maybach engines well. Germany’s defeat in brought a complete reversal of however. For the time being, the was forbidden to venture into the field by the victors. Maybach had to to another activity.

Having very large motors for building diesel engines for and rail uses was a logical Another activity would prestige to the company – manufacturing automobiles. A prototype based on a chassis had been built by Further experiments led to the first Maybach in 1921: the six-cylinder W3.

By 1930, it was still too early for the to feel the devastating effects of the Street crash. The rich richer than ever, and vehicles that suited extravagant tastes. Around the manufacturers answered the call by larger multi-cylinder engines. by then at the apex of the German realm alongside Mercedes-Benz and scheduled to release a V12 in 1930.

the new car was called Doppel Sechs or DS in which translates as Double Six in At about the same time, the company Daimler, which as its implies had entered business by under licence the early designed by Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach, was also planning a V12 which too was called Double In the case of the German car, the “Zeppelin” would be joined in to capitalize on Maybach’s long in airships – the Zeppelin “Hindenburg” had succeeded to fly around the world, once again by Maybach so the company cleverly used of the publicity thus generated.

Shortly after a 7-litre, 150 bhp V12 the DS7 Zeppelin Maybach was launched, an more gigantic automobile late in 1930: the DS8 Zeppelin, time fitted with a 8-litre good for 200 bhp. As luxury cars of its time, the exclusive Zeppelin was generally as a bare chassis to be fitted a custom-built body. In that the majority of Zeppelin’s chassis to the neighbouring works of renowned Hermann Spohn.

Such an expensive car wouldn’t been enough by itself to work to the automobile division of even in times of prosperity. the Zeppelin was retired in 1934, the cars, though “small” by comparison, remained in production the Thirties. Most famous in the was the W6 DSG introduced in 1934. Itself a 7-litre car, it featured a 4-speed gearbox fitted a double overdrive. As a result its had twelve speeds at their a device more commonly in trucks than in luxury

Alas, Maybach’s glorious in car building was to be a short one, between two wars. Its experience in displacement engines was put to good use by the Reich, which medium Pz.V Panther and heavy Pz.VI Tiger and Tiger II were all fitted with the Maybach HL230 V12 engine, around 700 bhp.

Maybach DS7 Zeppelin

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About the models

Model: Maybach DS8 Zeppelin


Maker: Minichamps


Distributed by: Minichamps

Maybach DS7 Zeppelin
Maybach DS7 Zeppelin
Maybach DS7 Zeppelin


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