Zeppelin, for those of you born after the glittery heyday of the Smoot-Hawley tariff, was the name used by Maybach in the 1930s on its highest-end customized cars. In our day, saloons were places to wear chaps and shoot at guys wearing eye patches, just to watch them die. This Zeppelin's a bit more uppercrust in its intentions: why, there's even a "highly sophisticated perfume atomiser" for the ladies (shown here, in crystal-ball form).
2009 Maybach Zeppelin Perfume Atomizer
Only 100 Zeppelins are being made--just a few less than the total number of Page/Plant reunions hoped for by Jimmy Page. It goes on sale March 3, 2009, coincidentally the same day it's shown at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Pricetag is $550,000 or so for the 57, $600,000 and more for the 62--a bargain for some, a dose of depressive realism for others.