In the world of the hyper rich, special is a relative term. As an automobile, any Maybach is exquisite. These cars are filled to the brim with all the no-expense-spared amenities one would expect at the top of the line. Even as ultra-luxury cars go, this 2006 Maybach 57 S stands apart as something particularly neat.
This specific model comes equipped with multiple DVD players, a solar powered ventilation system, heated and vented seats front and back and a healthy dollop of carbon fiber trim. But it isn't in the factory options that distinguish this particular luxury cruiser.
In the advertisement, the seller mentions the car is "celebrity owned." While the description doesn't go on to say who exactly the celeb owner is, a few hints are dropped. Chief among them is the custom front license plate that reads "Kid Rock."
Though the seller couldn't be reached to confirm or deny suspicions, the pieces do fall into place. The area code listed in the seller's information matches up with the rocker's home in Clarkston, Michigan.
Maybach has been the standard for automotive hedonism since Mercedes re-booted the brand in 2002. The combination of stunning performance and decadent luxury has captivated the ultra rich and mega powerful. The car's AMG Mercedes sourced, BiTurbo V12 engine produces over 600 horsepower and is capable of running from 0-62 in five seconds flat.
Aside from the performance, it's the little things in cars like the Maybach that really make an impression. Things like the champagne glasses set in the console between the infinitely comfortable rear seats, or the speedometer that shows the back seat passengers how fast their driver is going.
The car is listed at $209,000, which puts it almost spot on with the estimated value listed on the NADA Guides Web site. While extremely pricy for most, this seems a pretty fair deal considering its alleged history.
They say when you buy a used car, you are buying someone else's problems. While that most likely isn't the case with only 10,900 miles on the clock, the idea of inheriting the problems of this "Roving Gangster (Rollin')" somehow seems pretty cool.
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