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The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction

First U.S. Production Model of the New 2006 Maybach 57 S to be Offered For Bids During North American Debut At RM’s Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction – August 19 & 20, 2005

BLENHEIM, Ontario, Canada (June 13, 2005) – Each year, RM Auctions organizes outstanding million dollar consignments at its annual Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction, offering professional collectors a selection of the world’s rarest and most desirable automobiles. The 2005 event, scheduled for August 19-20 at the Portola Plaza, will also feature the North American debut of the exciting 2006 Maybach 57 S, which will be offered for bids with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

The new 57 S model builds on the successful Maybach platform, making the world’s finest super-luxury sedan feel even more like a sports car. In addition to flatter cornering and crisper steering response, the Maybach 57 S, powered by a special AMG prepared 604 HP V12 twin-turbo engine, can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than five seconds, and is capable of reaching a top speed of 172 mph.

With the “S” for “Special,” the new 57 S has been developed in response to customers who have expressed interest in a Maybach with even higher performance than the standard 57 model. The new 57 S is also expected to attract an eclectic mix of affluent buyers, many of whom currently own exotic sports cars. Unique exterior and interior appointments help identify this remarkable high performance sedan, while the first U.S. production model that will be auctioned, will be further distinguished by exclusive feature appointments befitting its one-of-a-kind status.

The Maybach 57 S will join company with a multi-million dollar auction lineup of vintage sports and race cars including the legendary Scuderia Ferrari 1932 Alfa Romeo P3 Tipo B Monoposto, the Daytona winning 1964 Ford GT 40 Prototype, a spectacular 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta, a Scaglietti bodied 1953 Ferrari 375MM Spyder and an ultra-rare 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato and other historically important vintage automobiles.

“As enthusiasts of the great vintage Maybach marque, we are very excited to host the debut of the 57 S at our Monterey sale,” remarks Rob Myers, co-founder of RM Auctions. “It will be in great company.”

RM Auctions’ Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction will be held in the Monterey Conference Center adjacent to the elegant Portola Plaza Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, California. Activities run from August 18, 19 & 20th with auction previews daily on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The auction sale times are Friday, August 19th and Saturday, August 20th evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Admission to the Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction sale is $30 per person, with children 12 and under admitted free of charge. An auction catalog is available for $60 U.S., including shipping and handling within North America, by calling 800-211-4371 or visiting the company web site at

Celebrating more than 25 years in the collector car industry, RM Actions, Inc. and its sister companies are responsible for acquiring, restoring and selling of the world’s rarest and most expensive vintage automobiles including Best of Show winning cars at the prestigious Meadow Brook and Pebble Beach Concours. For additional information on RM Auctions, Inc., please call (800) 211-4371 or visit the corporate web site at

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