Marie Antoinette and the Maybach Landaulet
Carlocate.com- So Marie the good people reading the Carlocate.com Blog want to know what car you own.
Marie Antoinette- I don’t drive, I feel that it is beneath someone of my class and position…former position. As for cars I own plenty of them from a Bugatti L’Or Blanc to Mercedes-Benz to Bentley. I even think my family even owns a Peugeot…a Le Man’s prototype of course but still a bit low class for us. Anyway, I personally get chauffeured around in a Maybach 62S Landaulet.
Carlocate.com- A Maybach, very interesting, I’m curious how the French people take having their Queen driving a car made by the Germans. You were after all under suspicion of aiding the Austrian interests against the French after all and I don’t think the French would like that. Nor would they like the increase of $1,000,000 in national debt for a car.
Marie- The French people can think what they want about me but their thoughts and concerns are beneath me. As for the $1,000,000 it is a worthwhile investment for my health and that of my son. The Dauphin’s medicine can be held in the refrigerated center console along with my own. Also, I had my miscarriage when trying to close a heavy carriage door, the Maybach’s Pneumatic Door Closing Assist prevents me from straining myself to open or close a door should the need ever arise, which it shouldn’t as the chauffeur should be using the Electronic Rear Door Closing.
Carlocate.com- Well it seems to be a…very prudent decision to get this car. Just out of curiosity was there anything you didn’t like about this car?
Marie- It came with two extremely tacky hand-polished 925 sterling silver champagne flutes. I’ll have to go get some platinum or gold ones later that are more appropriate.
Carlocate.com- Yes…925 sterling silver is just so…tacky. It just wouldn’t do. Since you haven’t mentioned the AMG sourced bi-turbo V12 that generates 620hp while only getting 10mpg in city miles, I have a question about that. With gas in France at an absurd $5.54 a gallon what do you say to all French people who think you are consuming too much gasoline?
Marie- Let them use diesel.
Carlocate.com- I am literally speechless right now. By the way, here comes Maximilien Robespierre and his Jacobin friends so I think this is my queue to leave. To all our Carlocate.com Blog Readers check back in two weeks for another “Past Figures, Present Rides” post.
Marie Antoinette was the wife of King Louis XVI of France. She is most famous for a quote that most historians say is misattributed to her which is when asked about the famine and lack of bread in the French countryside she replied, “Let them eat cake”. Alas much of the life of Marie Antoinette is misattributed as many believed her to be a harlot, lesbian, an Austrian spy, and was accused of incest. None of those claims were never backed up or proved by any real historical accounts. What can be attributed to her is the vast amounts of spending she did in the decoration of Versailles Palace and Chateau de Saint-Cloud both of which were elaborately decorated and furnished. In the end, she was executed by guillotine on charges of treason by the National Assembly in 1792.
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