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Lord help us, for the automotive industry has sunk to a new low. As if it wasn't bad enough that Maybach created an ode to conspicuous consumption like the 62 Landaulet, but now Mercedes' big, goofy brother has decided to put the thing into production.

Following a spat of rumors, Maybach initially unveiled the half limo/half convertible/half marshmallow in Dubai this past November, and then laid it on us in person at the Detroit show. It starts with the Maybach 62 S and then peeled off half the roof like a can of sardines and slathered whitewash all over the thing. Unfortunately, as we could see by the yellow Cayenne we showed you yesterday, money and taste don't always go together, and Daimler seems content to separate the former from those who don't have the latter. The reported list price rivals the concept itself for sheer lunacy: $1.19 million. That's an unfathomable $756k premium over the $433,750 list price for a 2008 Maybach 62 S, though we've found conflicting reports that it will start at £350,000 or around $685,000 USD. We'd like to speak to any potential customers considering buying a Maybach 62 Laundaulet about this bucket of extremely rare sand that we're offering for a very reasonable price.

We've added some new official high-res images of the 62 Laundaulet to our gallery of live shots from the 2008 Detroit Auto Show below.

[Source: Motor Authority]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I believe maybe you mean a *spate* of rumors not a spat. It changes the meaning of the sentence.

      Regarding the Landaulet; I agree it is vulgar but it would be much less so in a more subdued color like black or even a two tone charcoal over navy. Then it might even be opulent. There can be a very fine line between the two.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just for kicks I'd like to see a video of the transformation from closed to open. I'm thinking it's a pain to do with that tall cover over the folded roof section.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I just can't fathom spending this kind of money. Or even fathom people have this kind of money. I'll take the under for $10 as well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      *shakes head*

      I'd say if you want something exclusive and have the cash, something like this is the last thing in the world you'd want. Why not just jet into LA with your Shiny Haliburton Brief Case full of cash and have a one-off barge built by Chip Foose or something, not this ugly thing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      that is the ultimate pimpmobile, talk about bad taste
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm sure they have customers lined up to buy this thing, these over the top cars have a huge market in the gulf amongst the wealthy sheikhs... explains the white colour too!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I know a certain Austrian would have loved to have one of these...

      • 7 Years Ago
      I really like this car! If I had the money, and the need for it, I would buy it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Thank you, Maybach, for adding some spice to the automotive world. You will be rewarded with 20 sales in Dubai and one to AntBee if she wins the lottery.

        I continue to be amazed at the number of people posting here who want less and less variety.

      • 7 Years Ago
      I dont think we'll see a single one of these outside the Middle East.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This will be very popular among Third World dictators. You know, the President-for-Life crowd.

      And just think - we'll all pay for their Laundauets through the World Bank!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Landaulet - The dream of every army sniper whose mission is to get rid of the bad guy from africa or so...
      • 7 Years Ago
      As the resident Maybach lover on Autoblog I want one!! It's the ultimate cruiser vehicle. That interior is also just *drools*
      • 7 Years Ago
      GAG. If i had that kind of pocket cash I would buy a Veyron not this...this ultimate cutlass pimpmobile supreme
        • 7 Years Ago
        I dare say the type of person who will buy this will already have an Veyron in their garage. And an Enzo. And a Zonda. And a 'segg, And a Carrera GT, And a regular Maybach. And a... well, you get the idea.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'd buy a Vreyon too. However, if you want to be chauffered in pampering grand style, you can do worse than a Maybach 62. Having an opening roof is not the worst sin, and I doubt that ordering it in white will be required. Again, I have seen some godawful conversions, but this does not sink to that level. The exclusivity alone (along with the posh coachwork) will sell a few of these things to people who have more money than God does.
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