Maybach History Unique Cars and Parts

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Wilhelm Maybach

We not blame you if you had never heard of Maybach. a brilliant, unassuming who was one of the founders of motoring. It was Maybach. in with Paul Daimler, son of Daimler. who was mainly responsible for the Mercedes of 1901, a design was to revolutionise car design.

This design was the first to use mechanically-operated valves which permitted unknown engine flexibility and the first to use a gate change for the lever. and the first to use a honeycomb The new Maybach-designed Mercedes set a pattern for the car of the

Graf Zeppelin

Later forsook the car for aero engine eventually building engines for and, long after the War, V-12 engines for the Graf Zeppelin airship. the thirties these engines a fabulous line of V-12 Maybach cars, capable of 160km/h and rated by many as the beautifully-made high performance of their age. They naturally enough, some of the costly cars in the world.

Maybach’s decision to return to came immediately after the War, when Germans prevented from building and airships. His first car of the twenties, the W3, in 1921. It was a beautifully made vehicle powered by a 5.8-litre side-valve engine and was capable of 120km/h.

It was a very advanced car for its day: not was it the first German vehicle to be with four wheel but it had sun and planet gears, similar to the T Ford, to minimise gear

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Electric Starter

Maybach was one of the to move in the direction of easier Electric starting was operated by the pedal, which could set engine and car in motion. Depressing the gear pedal would a low gear with plenty of for mountain roads. When to engage top, the normal picked up direct drive for all other motoring: a separate was provided for reverse.

The chassis was equally advanced in and had boxed side members and rear to provide stiffness and handling.

In 1926 this model was by the even more luxurious W5, seven-litre o.h.v. six-cylinder It was a slightly heavier car and although about 8 km/h faster, to Maybach ideas that the essential of modern driving was an to go more quickly and easily point to point rather go at high all-out speeds. An to increase the top speed to 140km/h was available.

In 1930 this was further refined and became the W6.

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