2012 MAYBACH 62SView vehicle description
"It's one of the world's most luxurious cars. In fact, only the Rolls-Royce Phantom comes close. It can carry a driver, front passenger and up to three rear passengers on a serene, silent and spacious journey." – Autocar magazine on the Maybach 57 S.
The revived Maybach brand began in 2002 with the launch of the Maybach 57 and 62: two high-performance luxury saloons that, inevitably, incorporated a good deal of contemporary Mercedes-Benz technology. The model designations were derived from their approximate lengths: 5.7 metres and 6.2 metres, respectively. Both were powered initially by a 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine.
An enhanced version of both cars – given an ‘S’ for 'Special' - was launched at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show and featured a 6.0-litre, 604bhp V12 from the group's Mercedes-AMG division.
This car is offered from outside of the European Union. It has been imported under temporary admission customs bond and is therefore subject to Dutch import tax on top of the winning bid price (9%). Cars less than 30 years old will pay 10% Dutch import tax plus 21% VAT on the hammer.
The winning bidder will receive a receipt for the final hammer value, as their proof of purchase.
This vehicle has been on static display for a number of years and the documented history available is limited to that displayed in our photography section.
We have not tried to start or drive the car, and cannot vouch for its mechanical viability or functionality. It will require recommissioning prior to road use and is sold ‘as seen’.
As CARS Europe BV is the guarantor of all customs duties and taxes for vehicles within Dutch customs bond, the car cannot be released to the buyer or transporter immediately after the sale. For all enquiries relating to Customs, please contact CARS Europe BV
Purchases will only be released once cleared funds are received. All vehicles must be collected after the payment of funds. All storage charges must be paid in full prior to the vehicle’s collection or onward transportation.
Storage charges payment must be arranged with the storage company. Collection is strictly by appointment only.
Please send a booking email to the storage centre to ensure vehicle(s) are ready at time of collection. Photographic ID will be required at time of collection. If a third party is collecting for you, then written authorisation is required in advance from you and photographic ID of the third party is required at the time of collection. Collection either by buyer or third party is only possible for vehicles within customs bond if applicable import taxes paid are paid to import into country of bonded storage location.
As soon as The Market by Bonhams receives your payment, the accounts department will send a release note to the manager of the storage facility where your car(s) is stored.
CARS Europe BV will contact you just after the sale to confirm onward transport requirements. Direct contact at CARS for enquiries is as follows; Joanna Herlihy, +31 (0) 252 682 526, +44 7483 433912, email@example.com.
STORAGE CHARGES - €30 + local VAT per motor car per day commencing from the sixth day following the auction end.
CUSTOMS CHARGES - €500 per motor car (plus applicable permanent import taxes from bond).
Chassis No: WDB2401771A003322.
Engine No: 28598060001163.
Odometer: 184 km.
In common with many vehicles from the vendor’s collection, the car comes with no history or service records.
We understand from a few accompanying documents that this 2012 model-year Maybach 62S was built to the firm’s ‘Swiss specification’ and entered the vendor’s collection of static display vehicles in 2013, having covered just 118 km.
With the proviso that we haven’t tried to drive this car and can therefore only comment on its cosmetic condition, we think this 2012 Maybach 62S is, in every respect that we can think of, as good as new.
On the Outside
This car looks pristine from every angle.
The ‘Alaska White’ paintwork with a ‘Cote D’Azur Blue’ metallic shoulder line is virtually flawless.
So, too, is the bodywork, which has no dinks, dents, creases or other faults that we can see anywhere.
The panels are straight and even.
The chrome work, lights, lenses and badging are all as they should be.
It looks like what it is – a car that left the factory in 2012/13, covered 184 kilometres and then entered dry, secure storage for the next decade.
On the Inside
The interior of the car is in equally undisturbed condition and looks like it belongs to a car that was built yesterday.
The tan leather upholstery is uncreased, unmarked and, apparently, unused.
The door cards, headlining, rear seats, carpets and mats are as good as the day they were fitted.
The veneers are rich and glossy. The curtains are fine. The sun roof looks excellent.
Nothing is broken, worn, scratched or compromised in any way. Everything looks immaculate.
We can’t make any claims about the functionality of switches, knobs, levers, toggles, buttons, dials or other electrics as we haven’t tried to start or drive the vehicle.
The undersides of this car are every bit as fresh and untroubled by either time or use as the rest of it.
Everything in the engine bay is in its right and proper place and seems to be clean and dry.
This car doesn’t come with any history or service records.
It must be registered in the country of your choice and you will need to contact the appropriate vehicle licensing agency for instructions on how to do this.
None of the paperwork shown in the gallery in any way constitutes any kind of licensing or registration certification.
What We Think
Provided that the engine and mechanicals are as good as the rest of this extraordinary car, then we think this is as near as you can get today to buying a brand-new Maybach 62S and is almost certainly one of the best of its kind anywhere in the world.
We’re confident to offer this car for auction with an estimate of €150,000 - €250,000.
If needed, Footman James classic car insurance and Classic Concierge offer storage options plus we have a list of contacts who can help with transport and shipping.
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Also, localised paint repairs are common with collectable and classic cars and if they have been professionally carried out then they may be impossible to detect, even if we see the car in person. So, unless we state otherwise, please assume that any vehicle could have had remedial bodywork at some point in its life.
Additionally, please note that most of the videos on our site have been recorded using simple cameras which often result in 'average' sound quality; in particular, engines and exhausts notes can sound a little different to how they are in reality.
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