Wilhelm Maybach

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Wilhelm Maybach

Wilhelm Maybach (February 9 1846December 29 1929) was a German car-engine and automobile constructor and industrialist. He was born in Heilbronn, Germany, and died in Stuttgart.

Maybach was the major collaborator with Gottlieb Daimler throughout the late 19th century through their development of the first internal combustion powered vehicles.

In 1909 he left the Daimler company to manufacture his own luxury vehicles. The last civilian vehicles produced by his original company were 1940 models; the company was discontinued after World War II. However, Daimler-Benz retained rights to the marque, which was revived as a superluxury make in 2002.

Bibliography

Rauck, Max J.: Wilhelm Maybach: der grosse Automobilkonstrukteur. Baar 1979.

See also: Maybach

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