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About Maybach

Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH (IPA: [ˈmaɪ.bax]) was founded in 1909 by Wilhelm Maybach with his son Karl Maybach as director. The company was originally a subsidiary of Luftschiffbau Zeppelin/GmbH and was itself known as "Luftfahrzeug-Motorenbau GmbH" (literally Airship Engine Company) until 1918. Today, the brand is owned by Daimler AG and based in Stuttgart.

1909-1940: Early history

Maybach has historic roots through the involvement of Wilhelm Maybach, who was the technical director of the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft. The company originally developed and manufactured diesel and gas engines for Zeppelins, and then rail cars.

The company first built an experimental car in 1919, with the first car with the first production model introduced two years later at the Berlin Motor Show. Between 1921 and 1940, the company produced various classic opulent vehicles. The company also continued to build heavy duty diesel engines for marine and rail purposes.

Maybach contributed to the German war effort in World War II by producing the engines for the formidable Panther and Tiger tank. After the war, the factor performed some repair work, but automotive production was never restarted, and some 20 years later, its operations were merged into the Daimler AG mainline operations.

1997-Present: Revival

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2-door
5-seat
V12 24v 7.9L OHV M-5
149.1 kW / 199.9 hp / 199.9 hp        
   

Maybach DS8 Zeppelin (1930)

2-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 24-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 7922 cm3 / 483.4 cu in / 483.4 cu in, 149.1 kW / 199.9 hp / 199.9 hp @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

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Auto Insurance Discounts

There are several discount programmes offered by many insurance companies, which we summarized below. Availability of each discount, discount rates and age requirements may vary by insurance company and by state, indeed. Also be aware that certain types vehicles may not qualify, you should always check with your insurance provider.

Anti-Theft Discount

Vehicles equipped with an alarm or anti-theft device may save you money on your Comprehensive Coverage.

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