This German automaker creates uber-exclusive luxury saloons for the very well-heeled. It offers only two models, which are custom-built to each customer's specifications. The first Maybach was designed by Karl Maybach, the son of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) chief engineer Wilhelm Maybach, the man who produced the first Mercedes in 1919. They were built solely for high-society types who could afford the stratospheric sticker price. Between 1921 and 1941, when the company ceased producing car and shifted focus to manufacturing engines for military, marine and rail purposes, Maybach produced only 1,800 luxury vehicles. Daimler-Benz resurrected the name in 2004 as an ultrapremium brand priced considerably higher than Mercedes-Benz models.