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i saw a maybach today

Discussion in 'Other German' started by Prancing_Horse, May 29, 2004.

  1. Prancing_Horse

    Prancing_Horse Formula Junior

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    it was parked and it had a diplomat plate on it

    Then the guy came out, he was sure enough foreign

    "you like my car?"

    yes i do!

    "Want take it?"

    LOL
     
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  3. whart

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    I've seen quite a few in the greater NYC area, mostly long-wheel based, curtained, two-toned paint jobs. Pretty nasty if you ask me. The frontal aspect looks Lexus-like, on steroids. Much prefer the old 600 limo; its sleeker in its hugeness and looks like it means business. This thing looks like it came via Japan. I'm sure its a comfy ride in the back, though.
     
  4. Jason W

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    I've seen one in downtown Houston. Which country was the guy from?

    Jason-
     
  5. UroTrash

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    Don't you think that two-toned paint job is kind of 1992?
     
  6. Jason W

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    You mean 1932?
     
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  8. Admiral Thrawn

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    A Mercedes-Benz Pullman (stretch-limo S-class) is much cooler than the Maybach, IMO. Saw one parked out the front of the hotel I was staying at while in Paris a few months ago.
     
  9. whart

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    An older 600-circa late 60's thru mid to late 70's (?) is much cooler still...
     
  10. JOEV

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    Bill,

    You may like this '71 600 Pullman that was once owned by Hugh Hefner. Just make sure the passenger area is sanitized for your protection :) (One can only imagine the hijinks that went on in the Playboy Mansion's limo).

    The Maybach is singularly unattractive - I don't get it at all. I was clicking channels the other night and some rapper was showing off his emerald green Maybach. The floor mats had "Cash Money" embroidered into them. I love those subtle understated touches.
     
  11. vraa

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    Maybach is ****. In the bad way too!

    Save your money, get a S600 and go Kleemann on it. Faster, cooler, and more exclusive. Oh yeah, and it looks good instead of that super-lame two tone. My Ninety-fo' LS has that!
     
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  13. whart

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    I wouldn't buy one unless i had a ridiculous maintenance/restoration budget. I did own a 6.3 in its day (circa early 70's) and even then, it was virtually impossible to service. But, what a car. Real wood, real leather, that air suspension, and damn, the thing was a rocket even if it was 3 tons.
     
  14. damcgee

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    I have heard lots of people comment fondly about the Mercedes "6.3" somethings, but I have never had any real info on them. Care to enlighten me?
     
  15. judge4re

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    Ahh, the banker's hotrod. Do a search on 300 SEL 6.3. It was later replaced by the 450 SEL 6.9. MB took the engine out of the 600 limo and put it in the then current s-klass body. They go like stink, expensive to maintain, but relatively cheap if you can find one that hasn't been left out to rot. Meaningless to restore (cheaper to by a TR).

    I drove a Maybach 57 a couple of months ago. Total joke. The dealership experience left such a bad taste in my mouth that I would never even consider owning a MB product again. If you want one, wait about two years, you should be able to pick one up for $100k.
     
  16. Ira Schwartz

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    I think the airbag suspensions on 6.3s were a nightmare. I've seen several Maybachs (one or two in Monaco recently, and a couple in Palm Beach), and they look utterly unremarkable. Underwhelming, really.
     
  17. Kevallino

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    Cool car - nice hotel, too.

    Cheers
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