Maybach DSH "Saw" 1935 by Autocult
Contrary to the Motto
The short 20 year history of the company Maybach is superlative-studded.
This is aptly exemplified by the answer of Ing. Karl Maybach to the question of
whether he would exhibit the cheapest car at International Motor Show in Berlin
in 1921. He answered that question with full conviction: “No, the most
stuck to the motto that only the best was good enough for his automobiles.
Technically complex, far-sighted and progressive, Maybach set standards in the
car scene. Maybach built the first German-produced car which was fitted with
breaks on all four wheels and developed remarkable engine displacements –
ultimately 7.9 liters. As a consequence thereof, the Friedrichshafen-based
company also built the first standard V12 cylinder engine for passenger cars.
200 horsepower was another value that made the competition sit up. But in 1931
this company philosophy was challenged with the development of a 6-cylinder engine.
This model series, called ‘W6’, was replaced by model series ‘DSH’ in 1934. Written-out
the abbreviation stood for “Double-Six-Half” and related
to a halved 12-cylinder engine. Admittedly, initially sounding a little bit
bumpy but since the designation for the 12-cylinder engine was ‘DS’ or written
out ‘Double-Six’ quite plausible. The 6-cylinder engine had a
displacement of exactly 5,184 cc, 130 hp and accelerated the car to about 135
km/h, depending on which bodywork was fitted. As with the “bigger” models, the
customer was of course also able order his desired bodywork setup for the DSH.
It has been proved that two- and four-seater convertible bodywork, but also
Pullman versions and versions with a detachable roof above the front seats were
manufactured by known body makers.
copy of the total 34 – other sources mention 50 – vehicles, with a very special
bodywork, is part of the exhibition in the Technik Museum Sinsheim. The once
proud and imposing luxury vehicle was converted into a mobile saw vehicle in
the difficult period after World War II. Until 1986, it was owned by Mr. Georg
Ewald, who worked with it till his old age. With his last will he donated the
‘Maybach Saw’ to the museum, but ordered that it should remain and be exhibited
in unrestored condition.
|Description: ||Maybach DSH "Saw" 1935 |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC11013 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1935 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||March 2021 |
|Weight: ||600 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.