Just look at this car:
Isn’t it fantastic?
The Maybach Zeppelin DS-8, powered by a 8-liter V-12 engine, was introduced in 1931. It was one of the most refined automobiles of the period, a formidable rival of the Rolls-Royce, Grosser Mercedes and Hispano-Suiza. Superficially, the Zeppelin was a rather simple car of conventional design. Here is a preserved example with Spohn bodywork:
See the different paint scheme? Probably there was more than one body. Besides, the car was advertised (which doesn’t mean it was available commercially) in two variants, powered by 6- and 8-cylinder engines.
The fate of the Maybach Zeppelin streamliner (or streamliners?) remains a mystery. As far as yours truly knows, there are no survivors. But maybe some day, in some obscure barn… Can’t we dream? I believe we can.