Helmut Hofmann takes us determinedly to a Maybach SW 38 Pullman Cabriolet from 1937. We are allowed to sit in the driver's seat. The massive car door closes with a solid feel and instantly we feel transported to a different era. The streamlined coachwork seems to continue seamlessly in the interior. A true feast for the eyes awaits here: gorgeous gauges with chrome rings surround the large steering wheel. They are complemented with door panels made of red leather, reflective painted surfaces and genuine wood inserts, which in concert create a harmonious whole – this is not a car, but a work of art. Helmut Hofmann's eyes also light up as he takes his seat next to us. "Company founder Wilhelm Maybach knew how to build an automobile in a class of its own. Engine, transmission, axles and coachwork form a single unit. With this, he made an essential contribution to the evolution of the car“. At the end of our tour together, we ask the collector and museum operator what Maybach would likely say about today's Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. The Maybach enthusiast also has an answer ready to this question: "Well, he certainly would say: Great job, guys"!