2018 Mercedes-Maybach S650: Chauffeur Optional

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2018 Mercedes-Maybach S650: Chauffeur Optional

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THE WORD “chauffeur” comes from the French word for “heat up.” In the early days of the automobile, hired drivers would dutifully warm the car before the master or mistress got in. These men were servants and their place was clear: up front, eyes forward, mouth closed.

At the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this summer I marveled at the 1928 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Castagna Imperial Landaulet, with an electric signaling system that allowed the owner to communicate directions to the chauffeur without actually, you know,…

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