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138Jay-Z and Kanye's wrecked Maybach fetches just $60,000 at auction [w/video]

Sorry, Phillips de Pury & Company, but you guys evidently had no business auctioning this car at a sale of contemporary art. Because no matter what the dynamic rap duo of Kanye West and Jay-Z did to it, this 2004 Maybach 57 is, first and foremost, a used car. Clearly the art community has voted with its wallets – and decided that the vehicle's value is about what you could make if you parted it out. Frankly, that's sad.

61Maybach lost upwards of $500k on each vehicle sold

Daimler is shuttering Maybach in 2013 after seven years of production. In that time, the company's ultra-ultra-luxury arm managed to sell just 3,000 units, and CAR reports Daimler lost somewhere around $500,000 on each and every one of them.

32Daimler increases prices on 2012 Maybach models

That Daimler can't sell enough Maybach superluxury sedans to justify the brand's existence is the worst-kept secret in the entire automotive industry. The numbers don't really make a dent in what its competitors sell, and they are but a drop in the bucket of what the company moves as a whole. That's what's prompted Daimler to seek out more cost-effective alternatives to the current Maybach line, and what's reportedly forced them to move to shutter the brand in the near future.

76Mercedes-Benz killing Maybach in 2013, replacing with S600 Pullman

According to an unnamed Mercedes-Benz source speaking with AutoWeek, the German automaker is killing off its Maybach line in 2013.

17Maybach Cruiserio Coupe bites the dust as Xenatec declares bankruptcy

You just can't catch a break in this world if your name is Maybach. The superlux Daimler division has had trouble selling enough vehicles to seriously challenge the likes of Bentley and Rolls-Royce – divisions of arch-rivals Volkswagen and BMW, respectively. It can't seem to broker a viable deal with Aston Martin to produce a new range. Even that one-off Exelero wasn't paid for in full after being purchased by a certain hip-hop artist. Now the last ambitious project by the double-M marque

28Maybach celebrates Daimler's 125th with special edition 57 S

Daimler may not be able to sell very many Maybachs, but there's a flip-side to that equation: Rarity. Exclusivity. Qualities which a Maybach has in spades. But if every tycoon and magnate in your elite neighborhood already has one, and you want to stand out a bit (but not too much) from the crowd, you're going to want something even more exclusive. Like the Edition 125!

13Xenatech turning Maybach 57S into a limited-production luxury coupe

Maybach 57S Coupe by Xenatech – Click above for image gallery

31Maybach unveils updated range for 2011 [w/video]

2011 Maybach 62 – Click either image for high-res image gallery

27Report: Maybach to get facelift in Beijing before brand gets the axe

Maybach Landaulet – Click above for high-res image gallery

21Highest and lowest depreciating cars of 2009 in the UK

Car price guide Parker's has produced its latest depreciation lists for cars in the UK. It's probably of most use if you're shopping at the lower-priced end of the car spectrum, since a straight-up comparison would be pointless. Seven of the 10 cars with the least depreciation are Japanese, headed by the Honda Jazz, and all of them are small. Five of the 10 cars with the greatest depreciation, headed by the Maybach 57S, are English, and none of them are cheap.

1Zetsche: Maybach "not significant or relevant," but a facelift is coming anyway

2010 Maybach Zeppelin – click above for high-res gallery

29Pics Aplenty: Maybach drops full slate of Zeppelin images

Maybach Zeppelin 62 - Click above for high-res image gallery

12Spy Shots: Maybach gets a nose job...sorta

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again .As if it knows already that slapping the Zeppelin name on its slow-selling flagship limo wouldn't do the trick, Daimler is back at it with a very mild facelift to its Maybach line.

18Thus sprache Zetsche: Maybach not going anywhere

Click above for high-res gallery of the Maybach 62 Landaulet

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