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    Re: Maybach side, huge wheel!

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    Fanch said:
    Mike S,
    When I was talking about the SLRs for sale I was thinking about you mate! Sell the sluggish 65 and contact me!



    LOL! please give me a few months so that my bank balance can replenish, this month was rough!!!

    Re: Maybach side, huge wheel!

    Thanks for the Answers Fanch! I want to sit in a 300SL. Lucky......

    Re: Maybach side, huge wheel!

    Thanks for the Answers Fanch! I want to sit in a 300SL. Lucky......

    Re: Maybach side, huge wheel!

    Fanch,

    nice pics and write-up!
    Do you have any intentions to get one of these cars?

    The Performance Package for the 55 is something between 10k and 20k Euros, don't remember the exact price. It was presented quite a while ago and is deriven from the F1 pacecar two seasons ago!

    Do you know the reason why the Maybachs are parked in France, not delivered directly from Germany? Just curious...

    Re: Maybach side, huge wheel!

    Fanch,

    nice pics and write-up!
    Do you have any intentions to get one of these cars?

    The Performance Package for the 55 is something between 10k and 20k Euros, don't remember the exact price. It was presented quite a while ago and is deriven from the F1 pacecar two seasons ago!

    Do you know the reason why the Maybachs are parked in France, not delivered directly from Germany? Just curious...

    Re: Check out that crafstmanship!

    Fantastic pictures fanch .

    Re: Check out that crafstmanship!

    Fantastic pictures fanch .

    Re: Check out that crafstmanship!

    Thanks Fanch - great photos!

    I especially like the ones of the SLR. I'm not a big fan of the Maybach or S Class but I have to admit it's pretty impressive seeing a whole row of limousines in line like that...that King Abdullah has way too much oil money!

    Re: Check out that crafstmanship!

    Thanks Fanch - great photos!

    I especially like the ones of the SLR. I'm not a big fan of the Maybach or S Class but I have to admit it's pretty impressive seeing a whole row of limousines in line like that...that King Abdullah has way too much oil money!

    Re: Maybach side, huge wheel!

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    Ferdie said:
    Do you know the reason why the Maybachs are parked in France, not delivered directly from Germany? Just curious...



    Not interested in a Merc sports car no, well, it doesn't exist anyway right?
    Only SLR but right now wouldn't make any sense, I travel too much.
    Late King Fad of Saudi Arabia bought 10 maybachs 62 when he visited the Paris auto show and bought them on the spot. Hence the reason why they have been delivered in France.
    It was impressive, they had to evacuate all the hostesses from the Merc stand because they were not tolerated!
    Oh well, no big deal, for 10 Maybachs!

    BTW don't know if I'm supposed to say that but now, the royal family doesn't want to take delivery bc the cars are not bulletproof, Merc fights back saying it wasn't mentionned when ordered, but now they are stuck with 10 Maybachs and they're unpaid for of course.
    They're looking at a bulletproof solution but it costs a fortune!!!

    Re: Maybach side, huge wheel!

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    Ferdie said:
    Do you know the reason why the Maybachs are parked in France, not delivered directly from Germany? Just curious...



    Not interested in a Merc sports car no, well, it doesn't exist anyway right?
    Only SLR but right now wouldn't make any sense, I travel too much.
    Late King Fad of Saudi Arabia bought 10 maybachs 62 when he visited the Paris auto show and bought them on the spot. Hence the reason why they have been delivered in France.
    It was impressive, they had to evacuate all the hostesses from the Merc stand because they were not tolerated!
    Oh well, no big deal, for 10 Maybachs!

    BTW don't know if I'm supposed to say that but now, the royal family doesn't want to take delivery bc the cars are not bulletproof, Merc fights back saying it wasn't mentionned when ordered, but now they are stuck with 10 Maybachs and they're unpaid for of course.
    They're looking at a bulletproof solution but it costs a fortune!!!

    Re: Maybach side, huge wheel!

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    Fanch said:
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    They're looking at a bulletproof solution but it costs a fortune!!!



    The bullet-proof model is already developed, isn't it?

    Re: Maybach side, huge wheel!

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    Fanch said:
    ...
    They're looking at a bulletproof solution but it costs a fortune!!!



    The bullet-proof model is already developed, isn't it?

    Re: Maybach side, huge wheel!

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    Fanch said:
    They're looking at a bulletproof solution but it costs a fortune!!!



    The sales contract obviously wasn't bulletproof either.

    Re: Maybach side, huge wheel!

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    Fanch said:
    They're looking at a bulletproof solution but it costs a fortune!!!



    The sales contract obviously wasn't bulletproof either.

    Re: Maybach side, huge wheel!

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    fritz said:
    Quote:
    Fanch said:
    They're looking at a bulletproof solution but it costs a fortune!!!



    The sales contract obviously wasn't bulletproof either.



    probably not. but IMO it's hard to take out an execution against a royal family from another country

    very interesting info -- you are well informed as usual, fanch!

    Re: Maybach side, huge wheel!

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    fritz said:
    Quote:
    Fanch said:
    They're looking at a bulletproof solution but it costs a fortune!!!



    The sales contract obviously wasn't bulletproof either.



    probably not. but IMO it's hard to take out an execution against a royal family from another country

    very interesting info -- you are well informed as usual, fanch!

    Re: Maybach time!!! Who wants one!

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    Fanch said:
    10 of them and more hidden, all sold to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.



    Wow Fanch excellent pics there!!!!!!.....I love the CL65, must be a beast!!!!

    I thought I was lucky when I saw this Maybach here in Mallorca, I also see the car in movement...but you!!!..damn!!!!!, 10+!! , King Abdullah, must had a good price for all that group buy

    Re: Maybach time!!! Who wants one!

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    Fanch said:
    10 of them and more hidden, all sold to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.



    Wow Fanch excellent pics there!!!!!!.....I love the CL65, must be a beast!!!!

    I thought I was lucky when I saw this Maybach here in Mallorca, I also see the car in movement...but you!!!..damn!!!!!, 10+!! , King Abdullah, must had a good price for all that group buy

    Re: Maybach time!!! Who wants one!

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    Alex18_996CC said:
    I thought I was lucky when I saw this Maybach here in Mallorca, I also see the car in movement...



    I was also lucky enough see a Maybach last weekend. One of the older models ..... 1930's.
    I preferred it to the current iteration. It looked like it was meant to be driven, instead of just being a symbol of over-conspicuous consumption.

    Re: Maybach time!!! Who wants one!

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    Alex18_996CC said:
    I thought I was lucky when I saw this Maybach here in Mallorca, I also see the car in movement...



    I was also lucky enough see a Maybach last weekend. One of the older models ..... 1930's.
    I preferred it to the current iteration. It looked like it was meant to be driven, instead of just being a symbol of over-conspicuous consumption.

    Re: Maybach time!!! Who wants one!

    Send me the SLR McLaren...I will give it a good home

    And whats King Abdullah gonna do with 10 Maybachs?!?

    Re: Maybach time!!! Who wants one!

    Send me the SLR McLaren...I will give it a good home

    And whats King Abdullah gonna do with 10 Maybachs?!?

    Re: Maybach time!!! Who wants one!

    Those classic Mercedes are to die for, specialy the 300SL. Not the best looking Mercedes , but the best looking car ever

    Thanks for sharing

    J.Seven

    Re: Maybach time!!! Who wants one!

    Those classic Mercedes are to die for, specialy the 300SL. Not the best looking Mercedes , but the best looking car ever

    Thanks for sharing

    J.Seven

    Re: Maybach time!!! Who wants one!

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    fritz said:
    ...
    I was also lucky enough see a Maybach last weekend. One of the older models ..... 1930's.
    ...



    Fritz,

    did you finally find the keys to your garage?

    Re: Maybach time!!! Who wants one!

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    fritz said:
    ...
    I was also lucky enough see a Maybach last weekend. One of the older models ..... 1930's.
    ...



    Fritz,

    did you finally find the keys to your garage?

    Re: Maybach time!!! Who wants one!

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    Ferdie said:
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    fritz said:
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    I was also lucky enough see a Maybach last weekend. One of the older models ..... 1930's.
    ...



    Fritz,

    did you finally find the keys to your garage?



    A spontaneous jokey response 14 days later? Careful, Ferdie, you are running the risk of confirming those rumors about the German sense of humor.

    I wish the Maybach did belong in my garage. It'll be worth several times as much as the contents of my garage, despite one of my cars being a 996!
    The driver of the Maybach (yes, it was on the road and rolling!) looked like he could almost have been the original owner. I wouldn't qualify for that description, in case that was what you were suggesting.

    Re: Maybach time!!! Who wants one!

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    Ferdie said:
    Quote:
    fritz said:
    ...
    I was also lucky enough see a Maybach last weekend. One of the older models ..... 1930's.
    ...



    Fritz,

    did you finally find the keys to your garage?



    A spontaneous jokey response 14 days later? Careful, Ferdie, you are running the risk of confirming those rumors about the German sense of humor.

    I wish the Maybach did belong in my garage. It'll be worth several times as much as the contents of my garage, despite one of my cars being a 996!
    The driver of the Maybach (yes, it was on the road and rolling!) looked like he could almost have been the original owner. I wouldn't qualify for that description, in case that was what you were suggesting.

    Re: SL55PP and CL65 Testdrives!

    Francois, I hate to rain on your parade but the SL 65 is actually a SL 55 PP with a different engine.
    I almost bought a SL 55 PP when I had enough of my E55 because my dealer had one in the showroom ready to go. Sticker price: 165000 Euro. OUCH. Price for good "friends": 140000 Euro. OUCH again.
    Happy me, I went with the Cayenne Turbo since I would have sold the SL55PP sooner or later.

    The SL 65 AMG feels a bit "heavier" due to the heavier engine but performance is pretty similar to the SL55PP on the track. But still...no real sportscar but more of a sporty grand tourer.
    The perfect car for enjoying warm weather and a nice V8/V12 growling sound but not really something you would enjoy driving around twists and turns.

    It is a pitty that Mercedes AMG never built a fixed roof, 200 kg lighter SL "light" with the 65 engine.

     
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