The exclusive Maybach 57S is up for sale. His customer could be Gaddafi

The exclusive Maybach 57S is up for sale. His customer could be Gaddafi

January 25, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The former leader of Libya allegedly ordered the construction of a Maybach 57S a year before his death

In the Netherlands, they sell a unique Maybach 57S coupe, assembled in 2011 for an individual order. Instagram and Auto Leitner’s Facebook page claim that the customer was the Libyan revolutionary Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed in October 2011. However, the comments were skeptical about the seller’s statement.

The dealer asks for the exclusive Maybach 57S 961,950 euros (more than 88 million rubles at the current exchange rate). The coupe, with its original two-tone paint job and leather interior in light beige, is based on the standard Maybach 57 with a 612 horsepower V12 engine. The seller states that the vehicle has traveled only 2,300 kilometers since 2011.

According to some reports, two-door “charged” versions with the letter S were produced by third-party ateliers (for example, Xenatec), and there are from 10 to 20 such cars in total.

Under the posting of an ad on Facebook, users drew attention to the condition of the driver’s seat, and doubted that the car had actually traveled less than three thousand kilometers. The story that the car was built for Gaddafi also raised questions.

In 2012, Maybach ceased to exist as an independent brand. The reason for the liquidation of the brand was the low demand for cars that could not compete with Rolls-Royce and Bentley. In 2014, Maybach was revived as a division of Mercedes-Benz – then the Mercedes-Maybach S600 appeared on the market, and five years later, at the end of 2019, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS was introduced.