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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.

Interestingly the new car was called Doppel or DS in short, which translates as Six in English. At about the same the British company Daimler, as its name implies had entered by producing under licence the vehicles designed by Gottlieb and Wilhelm Maybach, was also a V12 car, which too was called Six. In the case of the German the name “Zeppelin” would be in order to capitalize on Maybach’s involvement in airships – the Zeppelin had just succeeded to fly around the propelled once again by engines, so the company cleverly some of the publicity thus

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 car wouldn’t have been by itself to provide work to the division of Maybach, even in of prosperity. Though the Zeppelin was in 1934, the six-cylinder cars, “small” only by comparison, in production throughout the Thirties. famous in the line was the W6 DSG introduced in Itself a massive 7-litre it featured a peculiar 4-speed fitted with a double As a result its drivers had twelve at their disposal, a device commonly found in trucks in luxury cars.

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

Maybach gave up building for good in 1945.

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Model: Maybach DS8 Zeppelin


Maker: Minichamps


Distributed by: Minichamps

Maybach DS7 Zeppelin
Maybach DS7 Zeppelin
Maybach DS7 Zeppelin


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