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March 3, 2009 – Maybach pays tribute to its past with release of Zeppelin
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March 3, 2009 – Maybach pays tribute to its past with release of Zeppelin

Wilhelm Maybach founded Luftfahrzeug-Motorenbau GmbH, which translates to Aircraft Engine Building Company, in Germany in 1909. In just a few years the company would begin producing engines for Zeppelins and aircraft in WWI. Following the war, after the name changed to Maybach-Motorenbau, the company built its first experimental car, the W1, introduced in 1919. Its first production model, the W3, would roll out of factories two years later. In 1929 Maybach introduced the DS7 Zeppelin, the name paying homage to company history.  Above: 1930 Maybach Zeppelin. By Stahlkocher, CC BY-SA 3.0.Top and below: Maybach 57 Zeppelin by Ben. CC BY 2.0 Following WWII Maybach failed to restart vehicle production. In 1960 Daimler-Benz purchased the company, planning to use the manufacture to pr...
February 9, 1846 – Automotive pioneer Wilhelm Maybach is born
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February 9, 1846 – Automotive pioneer Wilhelm Maybach is born

Wilhelm Maybach in the driver's seat of a c. 1902 Mercedes. Born on this day in 1846, Wilhelm Maybach, would earn the title “King of Constructors” in France in the 1890s for his contributions to the blossoming automotive industry. In the late 19th century, the German inventor, engineer and entrepreneur would partner with Gottlieb Daimler to build their first car, which debuted in 1889, and go on to further develop engines for land and sea, and eventually air.  Their motors were fitted to the first motorcycle and the first internal combustion motorboat, and starting in 1901 their motors were used in the production of Mercedes automobiles. After a falling out with Daimler, Wilhelm founded Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH in 1909. The company started its life manufacturing engines for Zeppelins...
February 09, 1846 – Wilhelm Maybach is born
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February 09, 1846 – Wilhelm Maybach is born

Hailed as the “King of Constructors” in France during the 1890s for his contributions to the blossoming automotive industry, Wilhelm Maybach was a German inventor, engineer and entrepreneur. Born on this day in 1846, by the end of the 19th century he would partner with Gottlieb Daimler to build their first car in 1889 and further develop engines for land and sea, and eventually air. Their motors were fitted to the first motorcycle and the first motorboat and in 1902 were used in production of Mercedes automobiles. After a falling out with DMG in 1907 Wilhelm would found Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH. The company produced engines for Zeppelins and following the Versailles Treaty in 1919 the company began producing large luxury vehicles under the name Maybach. Following Maybach’s death in 1929 the...

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