• Dec 21, 2006

What's worse? Wrecking an Enzo, of which we have documented several in the last few months, or a Maybach 62? Most certainly the Enzo, but either incident is guaranteed to put a serious ding in your savings account and garner mixed reactions from your insurance agent.

Check out the price for this jewel, discovered at a NJ salvage yard for a mere $159,000, complete with a salvage title. If you have the mad skills required to repair the Maybach and can get into your dad's awesome set of tools, you could buy the 62 and repair it to for nights out with your friends at the drive-in and have enough left over to buy a low-mileage F360 Spyder for yourself.

One thing we did find odd is that the airbags did not deploy. Good for the person who ends up buying the car to repair, but potentially bad for the previous driver and passenger. Maybe the impact wasn't as bad as it looks?

Check out more pic's after the jump.

Thanks to Shoaib for the tip!

[Source: Elite Motor Cars]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      @Paul,

      If I am not mistaken, the airbags will deploy at a lower speed without seatbelts. This is because you need to be 'saved' even more from flying forward.

      Agreed with the others. This car does not really offer anything over the new S-Class. I am normally a BMW/ Audi fan, but I have to admit the S-Class is amazing!!

      • 8 Years Ago
      To me from the first pic and the one of the interior, it looks like the right side -side airbag- did deploy. On the interior shot looks like the camera guy is holding the airbag up to take the picture.
      • 8 Years Ago
      jason, fordman,
      all valid points... but people dont buy these cuz of what's under the hood. Car failed cuz it's ugly; otherwise the RR Phantom would have been a failure too.

      Having said... this thing can be probably fixed with one-off hand made body panels and MB parts. :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Maybe the airbags didn't deploy because the car wasn't moving? Maybe someone else hit it (parked or otherwise). As I understand the insurance industry (which, honestly, isn't much) if someone else hit it, it would be more likely to be counted as totaled.

      Just a though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The impact was to the front side, so the airbags didn't need to deploy.
      For 150 that car is a rip off. Go out and buy a new S65 or something.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Man, I wish I owned a body shop. I'd wait a couple of months and pick it up for 80k or something. Then i'd get a container and ship it to africa and cruise around like a dictator.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I vote it was a deer strike.

      Totaled probably because they can't get parts in a reasonable amount of time.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Another reason the airbags probably did not deploy is because this looks like a very slow speed accident. I think most of us would be amazed how much damaged would be done in a 15mph accident!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Some duct tape and bondo, you've got the perfect "Boston Bomber" for up here in the Notrheast! It's only going to get dented by the rotten drivers aound here, so let the first owner eat the depreciation. Couple of snowplow lights held on with bungie cords and that front end's good as new.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Let it DIE! ugly, ugly vehicle, go spend the money buying a couple of S classes, same car without the fuzzy (so 70's van retro) glove box.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If there ever was a marketing fiasco people wanted to learn from is this.

      They introduce the Maybach with huge fan fare. They price it at $350,000. They give it a 550hp engine with 612 torque. Then they offer right away an S65 for $150,000 with 604hp and 738 torque.

      Then they realize "oh oh" we have a problem. Then they put the engine of the S65 in to the Maybach. Problem solved? no. Why? because then they take the styling of the Maybach and copy it for the new S-class. Again, the s65 becomes a better and cheaper alternative and looks identical to the Maybach and has the same engine for 55% off.

      Its beyond funny.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I always did find the back of the car ugly.
      159,000 is seriously too much to fix this. They will not get that. The car probably just got to the yard. Wait 6 months and it will be a 100,000.
      On the other hand it is a Maybach 62. This is the big version. I looked at the mercedes sales for 2005 and 2006. In 2005 mercedes sold 105 Maybach 57 and 11 Maybach 62 in USA. in 2006 its 93 Maybach 57 and 14 maybach 62. This is an extremely rare car. Maybe 1 of 30 in USA.
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