• Oct 15, 2007

Even in the post-Chrysler age, Maybach remains a bit of a thorn in Mercedes' side. Its vehicles have been far less than the sales success hoped for, prompting Daimler to buy back 29 Maybach dealers. Subsequently the parent company wouldn't be so eager to invest more into the ultra-premium brand, but reports are circulating the internet of a new version that would require significantly less investment than an all-new model that could breathe a little more life into the dying breed.

Landaulets were a popular bodystyle in the 1920's and 30's, one which Maybach may be resurrecting with a half-convertible version of the extra-long Maybach 62. With a convertible roof fitted from the B-pillar rearwards, the Maybach 62 Landaulet would let the sun shine in on its pampered rear occupants, while leaving the front section covered with a conventional roof for the chauffer.

Reports indicate that the Landaulet version is being prepared for launch at next month's Middle East International Motor Show, held mid-November in Dubai, where some eccentric and moneyed sheiks might still be interested in the unique vehicles.

[Source: World Car Fans]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Typical autoblogger reaction:

      "The roof folds down so the terrorists(of which every person of middle east descent must be) can shoot down our brave innocent American troops, right? I'm never buying another m-b vehicle because they want Americans killed."
        • 7 Years Ago
        You're retarded...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Your "preemptive strike" was all for naught, for you were creating a "solution" for a problem that doesn't exist, you troll.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Hey, Willem, he's only taking a page out of your book.

        • 7 Years Ago
        Ouch, but you can't deny the racist pricks on ab that love to try to pluck american heartstrings by saying things like that, followed by "buy american".
      • 7 Years Ago
      I can only see a handful of these being built.
      If that in fact.
      And because they will be so exclusive the price is going to be insane.

      It would seem that getting a custom chopped
      S-Class would be a better idea for the consumer.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If based on the Maybach it will be a very ugly big convertible, only sold to African countries with dictators. ( Dictators are safer in Africa because the populations are unable to fire guns or throw bombs since they have mostly already starved to death ). So Mercedes should sell a few dozen, but who else wants one?
      • 7 Years Ago
      remove the trunk lid, a little body and fender work, looks like it might sell as a pickup to eccentric Texas oil men and Florida real estate developers.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Love the La-Z-Boy chair in the back
      • 7 Years Ago
      Are there separate Hitler and Mussolini editions? Bring back that old school Axis luxury....
        • 7 Years Ago
        with Idi Amin you are in better society as with the Toyota-drivers... that's logical, hater!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Those are exactly the kind of cars those tinpot 1930s dictators rode in. All the 3rd world rabble like Idi Amin loved Mercedes as well. That's a real great image that they've always had, the cars of wretched authoritarian excess....buy Mercedes!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Maybach? Hitler? Mussolini? Idiot! But you're right, they will be released right after the Lexus "stupid Americans buy Lexus"-edition and the Infiniti "japanese massacre on Chinese"-edition.
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