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MAYBACH Typ Zeppelin Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 7
First production year: 1930
Engines: Gasoline
 

1938 - 1939

The Sport-Cabriolet was a downsized version of the Cabrio, having shared all of the latter's features minus its seating capacity which was reduced to a two-passenger configuration. Exotic and stylish, the vehicle featured a small cabin and signature side ornaments. As rare as any of its predecessors, only 183 units were produced including the DS 7 and other body-type DS 8 models. The car wa...

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gasoline engines:

  MAYBACH Typ Zeppelin Doppel-Sechs 8 Liter (DS 8) Sport-Cabriolet 8.0 V12

1934 - 1936

Maybach installed the V12 engines in the famous Zeppelin airships and it used the same powerplants to create engineering monuments on the road. And then, he asked Spohn to build the rest. The Zeppelin name was used only for the most exclusive cars built by Maybach. In 1930, the German company unveiled at the Paris Automobile Salon the DS8. The exclusive (and highly expensive) Maybach limousin...

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  MAYBACH Typ Zeppelin Doppel-Sechs 8 Liter (DS 8) Stromlinien-Cabriolet 8.0 V12

1932 - 1935

The Maybach engines were used in the Zeppelin dirigible. On those times, it was the most luxurious way of travel in the world. That is why the top of the range of Maybach cars wore the name Zeppelin. Maybach produced more chassis than bodyworks. Most of the bodyworks were made by the Spohn builder. Its workshop was close to the Maybach factory from Friedrichshafen in Germany. It was a common...

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  MAYBACH Typ Zeppelin Doppel-Sechs 8 Liter (DS 8) Stromlinien 8.0 V12

1931 - 1937

After WWI, Maybach couldn't produce engines for the aircraft industry, and Karl Maybach continued his father's legacy and introduced the DS8 upscale model in 1931. After Wilhelm Maybach died in 1929, his son took the lead of the exclusive automobile manufacturer. In just two years, he created a new range: the Doppel-Sechs 8. Since it was the top-of-the-line model offered by his comp...

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1931 - 1937

Maybach produced the Zeppelin to be the most luxurious car in the world, but it couldn't find enough customers for it, and that resulted in meager sales. Maybach was banned from producing engines for the aircraft industry after WWI, and the company turned its eyes toward the automotive industry, where it managed to build real masterpieces such as the Zeppelin Doppel-Sechs DS8. The name s...

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1930 - 1933

After WWI, Maybach was no longer allowed to build engines for aircraft, so it turned its attention toward the blooming car industry and made some of the most luxurious and exclusive vehicles from those times. In 1930, the German carmaker introduced the Zeppelin Doppel-Sechs (double-six) luxury vehicle offered as a chassis-cab, a closed-body, or a convertible. The Maybach-Motorenbau badge was ...

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1930 - 1933

Maybach was no longer allowed to produce engines for aviation, so it turned its attention to road vehicles and created some of the most luxurious cars from the '30s, such as the Zeppelin DS7. The high-aristocracy still remembered the Zeppelin nameplate, and when they saw it on a car, they didn't need any further information. While the famous airships represented the most luxurious w...

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