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Author:  robgeelen [ Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Maybach DS8 Zeppelin Cabriolet by Dörr & Schreck

Maybach DS8 Zeppelin Cabriolet by Dörr & Schreck

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Author:  João Gazineu [ Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Maybach DS8 Zeppelin Cabriolet by Dörr & Schreck

1939 SW38

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Author:  robgeelen [ Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Maybach DS8 Zeppelin Cabriolet by Dörr & Schreck

Maybach DS8 Zeppelin Cabriolet by Dörr & Schreck

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Author:  anton [ Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Maybach DS8 Zeppelin Cabriolet by Dörr & Schreck

again

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Author:  robgeelen [ Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Maybach DS8 Zeppelin Cabriolet by Dörr & Schreck

Period pic

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Author:  TommyK [ Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Maybach DS8 Zeppelin Cabriolet by Dörr & Schreck

Period pic of the Zeppelin, built 1939 for the Prince of Waldeck.

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Author:  TommyK [ Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Maybach DS8 Zeppelin Cabriolet by Dörr & Schreck

for sale

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Author:  robgeelen [ Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Maybach DS8 Zeppelin Cabriolet by Dörr & Schreck

Last post is a replica body by unknown

Author:  EbonyAndIvory [ Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Maybach DS8 Zeppelin Cabriolet by Dörr & Schreck

robgeelen wrote:
Last post is a replica body by unknown

sure???

Automobile Thiessen says
"The Maybach factory in Friedrichshafen was actually a specialist for engines of all kinds, for ships, trains, Zeppelins, aeroplanes and military vehicles. As a ride buisness it startet to build rolling chassis in the 1910 years and soon became the most prestigous car manufacturer of Germany.

The Zeppelin modell named after the famous air ships carried a twelve cylinder engine with 8 l volume and 200 hp. A Maybach Zeppelin was by far the most expensive car of German production.

This Maybach Zeppelin was given as a present from the German Reichsregierung to the Maharaja Patiala (India). Appropriate to the purpose of the vehicle was equipped with a seven seated Cabriolet chassis from Spohn. Until the end of the 60´s the car was used for official events and later came back to Europe. Finally it came into the ownership of a German Maybach enthusiast. Under his management the vehicle was extensively restored. Today the car is equipped with the famous coachwork by Dörr & Schreck Frankfurt a. M., which only as been fitted once on a Zeppelin chassis and which has been said to be the most beautiful coachwork ever. The vehicle is more than six meters long and nonetheless of its impressive dimensions it is easy to drive. All restoration work done over a period of seven years are well documented with many photos."



a another homepage says:
"1933 Maybach DS-8 Zeppelin Cabriolet
Wilhelm Maybach played a vital role in the early development of car technology. As technical director at Daimler he created the Mercedes Simplex, the “first modern car”, at the request of Emile Jellinek. When in 1907 he left to found his own company, his aim was to create and manufacture the most advanced cars possible, and his top-of-the-range model, the D8 with its 12-cylinder engine, can certainly be considered one of the best cars of the period. The engine was a direct result of his work as engine supplier for Zeppelin’s dirigibles. The car offered, chassis @1435, was the first one equipped with a 7-passenger, fully transformable limousine body, built by Spohn. The first owner, who received it as a gift from Adolf Hitler, was His Highness the Maharajah of Patiala and Raj Pramukhirthe. Hidden during the war, it was first registered in 1951 following the establishment of Indian title and registration laws. It was given a red number plate, indicating that it was a state car. In fact it was arguably the most important car in India.
In 1997 the car was sold by its second owner at an auction in Geneva. In 2001/2002 the car was bought by a German collector who, incredibly, decided to remove the original body and give the car a 2 seater Cabriolet body. Even though the new body used a design by Spohn and was well made by the German firm Reifen-Wagner, this modification reduces the originality and the value of the car. Fortunately, the original body is not lost: it was kept and preserved and now belongs to the Museum for Historical Maybach vehicles in Germany. The car for sale has an estimate of EUR 2.6 – 3.2 million, and I’m quite sure that any potential bidder will make a call to the Maybach Museum before the auction to see if they may be willing to sell a useless old body…"

Author:  robgeelen [ Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Maybach DS8 Zeppelin Cabriolet by Dörr & Schreck

Yes, I am sure: see https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23234/lot/48/
" When the car was sold at auction in September 1997 in Geneva by its second owner as part of the Allerton Castle Motor Collection, it was finished in maroon and black with red upholstery to the interior. Around the years 2001 to 2002, the car belonged to a Dr. Fassbender who is well-known in German Maybach circles. Fassbender had no need for the enormous space provided by the State cabriolet body, as he preferred driving the car alone or occasionally together with his wife. For this reason, he decided to have a two-seater Cabriolet constructed for the chassis in accordance with a period Spohn design which had never been built.

The restoration work and body rebuild took approximately three and a half years and was performed from 2002 to 2005. The superbly constructed body was created by Reifen-Wagner in Landshut, Germany under the supervision of Rolf Wagner and Horst Duschek, who has since retired. A large and extensive photographic file documenting the construction of this marvellous body comes with the car. The old state cabriolet body was kept and preserved. In 2012, this body was sold to Dr. Hofmann, owner of the Museum for Historical Maybach Vehicles in Neumarkt, Germany."

The present seller is on very thin ice for describing the car as they do. The Spohn badge was removed after the auction and the Dórr & Schreck body differs in many details.

Author:  EbonyAndIvory [ Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Maybach DS8 Zeppelin Cabriolet by Dörr & Schreck

robgeelen wrote:
Yes, I am sure: see https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23234/lot/48/
" When the car was sold at auction in September 1997 in Geneva by its second owner as part of the Allerton Castle Motor Collection, it was finished in maroon and black with red upholstery to the interior. Around the years 2001 to 2002, the car belonged to a Dr. Fassbender who is well-known in German Maybach circles. Fassbender had no need for the enormous space provided by the State cabriolet body, as he preferred driving the car alone or occasionally together with his wife. For this reason, he decided to have a two-seater Cabriolet constructed for the chassis in accordance with a period Spohn design which had never been built.

The restoration work and body rebuild took approximately three and a half years and was performed from 2002 to 2005. The superbly constructed body was created by Reifen-Wagner in Landshut, Germany under the supervision of Rolf Wagner and Horst Duschek, who has since retired. A large and extensive photographic file documenting the construction of this marvellous body comes with the car. The old state cabriolet body was kept and preserved. In 2012, this body was sold to Dr. Hofmann, owner of the Museum for Historical Maybach Vehicles in Neumarkt, Germany."

The present seller is on very thin ice for describing the car as they do. The Spohn badge was removed after the auction and the Dórr & Schreck body differs in many details.




I understand. Thank you very much. I se a few differences.

Author:  TommyK [ Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Maybach DS8 Zeppelin Cabriolet by Dörr & Schreck

João Gazineu wrote:
1939 SW38


original pic

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