Maybach Spezialrennwagen 1920 by Autocult
company ‘Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH’ was founded in Friedrichshafen in 1909. The
plant specialized in aircraft engines and engines for the back-then trendy
airships. With the end of World War I this branch of production was expressly forbidden
in Germany by the Treaty of Versailles. The company, based at Lake Constance
was faced with the frightening question of how to earn money in the future.
Company patriarch Karl Maybach decided to start automotive manufacturing. His
decision was right, the plant gained a foothold on the market and soon became
known for its noble, high-priced luxury vehicles.
the other hand, there was also a racing car that did not correspond to this
image at all! It probably remains a mystery of automotive history, who ultimately
came up with the idea of setting one – or more – racing cars on its wheels,
which carried the company badge of Maybach. From today’s point of view, it
seems breakneck to fit a huge 6-cylinder engine onto a fine-boned chassis. Out
of over 23 liters displacement, the water-cooled four-stroke engine produced almost
unbelievable 300 horsepower at only 1,200 rpm. In 1920, the idea was born to fit
this engine into a chassis and create a racing car. More precisely, the vehicle
would actually only have to literally described as moving engine. It was not more
than a fairing of the engine with sheet metal parts, four thin spoked wheels
and two-seats that was mounted onto the frame.
the designer nor the company is known who set this powerful racer on its
wheels. It is certain that it was not the company ‘Maybach-Motoren GmbH’. If
this were the case, it would have been mentioned in any company-internal transcript,
advertising or as a performance record.
the secret of this race car remains unclear.
|Description: ||Maybach Spezialrennwagen 1920 |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC02026 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||GT & Sports Car Racing |
|Colour: ||Silver |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1920 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||Due: 09/2021 |
|Weight: ||450 grams |
|Comments: ||Limited edition of 333 pieces |
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.