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Autotrader Find: 81,000-Mile Maybach for Only $58,000

If you wanted an ultra-luxury sedan back in the mid-2000s, you really only had two options: the Rolls-Royce Phantom (base price of $325,000) or the Mercedes-built Maybach ($306,000). A used Phantom is still surprisingly pricey. A used Maybach … isn’t. See the 2004 Maybach Type 57 models for sale near you

This particular 2004 Maybach Type 57 (that’s the short-wheelbase model, for those of you who aren’t up on your Maybach parlance) is among the cheapest on Autotrader, and it’s a great example of how far these things have fallen. With 81,000 miles on the odometer, it’s available for just $58,000. Assuming it had a few options, this is a staggering depreciation loss of more than $260,000 in 12 years. That’s $22,000 a year, or $1,800 a month. Sixty bucks of depreciation a day.

Fortunately, the owner of this Maybach appears to have taken advantage of its luxuries, because it’s been driven a lot. Its 81,000 miles makes it one of the highest-mileage Maybach models listed on Autotrader. It’s for sale at United Auto Brokers in Marietta, Georgia, near Atlanta.

So what did the Maybach give you that you couldn’t have in a normal S-Class? In addition to distinctive styling, which most people didn’t find all that distinctive, the Maybach offered a completely new interior with rich materials, along with a 21-speaker Bose stereo system, 4-zone climate control, a rear beverage cooler, reclining rear bucket seats and much more. The options list included a cigar humidor and a video-game console.

Although it’s hard to make out exactly what options are included in this Maybach, we’re sure of one thing: It’s a lot of car for the money. Until it breaks down. Then, I suspect, it gets expensive fast. Find a 2004 Maybach Type 57 for sale

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Doug Demuro
Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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  1. I just want to know if there was an option to disable the driver climate control from the back of the car… That being said, I would assume most chauffer driven maybachs would be of the long wheelbase variety. This is likely more fitting of the rich family man I suppose?

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