Cité de l’Automobile, Musée National de l’Automobile, Collection Schlumpf
Home to the world’s largest bugatti collection, including 2 bugatti Royales and a replica of a third. Also on display are numerous important cars of other brands such as the Mercedes Kompressor and the W125 Grand Prix of 1937, the Maserati 250F, and the Lotus 33 of 1963 and 1923.
This collection encompasses more than 400 cars, and is the most important in the world, all in perfect condition. The cars are divided by decade (from 1919 to 2000) and also by theme: Sport, Adventure, Compact, Concept cars and Prototypes, Special Vehicles.
Musée de l’Aventure Peugeot
A collection of all the industrial adventures of the Peugeot family. It allows us to learn the history of the development of cars in general, as Peugeot is the world’s second-oldest car manufacturer. The space dedicated to racing cars is beautiful and includes ones that set speed records, the 205 Grand Raids of the 80s and the Sports cars of the 2000s.
Musèe du 24 Heures du Mans
Founded in 1961 and fully renovated in the early 1990s, it hosts 120 racing cars, allowing visitors to follow the evolution of racing cars throughout history. Many of the cars on display have participated in the classic French race.
Reims Automobile Museum
It houses the collection of the designer Philippe Charbonneaux and showcases 230 mainly French cars - many of them from the pre-war era. It gives the opportunity to discover little-known manufacturers that are no longer in business. The oldest car of the collection is the very rare SCAR Torpedo of 1908, but there are also: De Dion-bouton, Delage, Delahaye, Panhard, Amilcar, CIME and Chenard-Walcker.
Audi Museum Mobile
The opportunity to discover how very different brands gave rise to AUDI. The museum is divided into 4 areas, DKW, nSU, Horch, and Auto Union (that includes some Grand Prix models), which converge into the common Audi area. There are also important race models and prototypes, such as the 1991 Avus.
Automuseum Dr. Karl Benz
Founded in 1984, it is inside one of the buildings used in 1908 by C. benz & Sohne to produce cars. A blast from the past that showcases a cross-section of the history of benz and Daimler, in the years before and immediately following the merger. Among the cars on permanent display, a benz from 1898.
bMW Welt is locatedin the immediate vicinity of the main bMW factory. bMW Welt is a place full of stories in a place full of history. 120 cars and motorcycles that have characterized the history of bMW. Production and racing cars are showcased along with the magnificent cars painted by famous modern and contemporary artists of the art-car collection on rotation.
The monumental Mercedes-benz Museum tells the story of the automobile, from 1896, when benz patented the Patent Motorwagen. The exhibit is housed in a crossed DnA shape building that intertwines exhibits in chronological order with those based on themes, allowing visitors to have a double visit. Do not miss the magnificent Motorpsort and 30s sections that will take your breath away.
Museum for Historical Maybach Vehicle
Opened in 2009, it is dedicated to cars produced by the engineer, Maybach. It showcases 20 of the 160 Maybachs surveyed worldwide. It allows you to follow the stylistic and mechanical evolution of Maybach cars, produced from 1921 to 1941.
A spectacular architecture that allows you to visit the entire history and the Porsche models including the 917 and 962 - winners of the great endurance races on different levels without noticing it. The “upside down” 962 is spectacular and illustrates just how important aerodynamic load at high speed is.
Technik Museum Sinsheim
The Sinsheim Technik Museum wows visitors with the number and quality of cars on display: 16 Mercedes Kompressors, one of the largest Maybach collections in the world, and one of the largest American car collections in Europe. Also, there is a large space dedicated to planes including a retired Concorde.
Collezione Umberto Panini
It could be called the Maserati Museum because it showcases some of the most historically important road and racing cars of the Modenese manufacturer. These include the A6GCS/53 berlinetta Pinin Farina and the A6C/34 driven by Tazio nuvolari. The 420M Eldorado used by Stirling Moss in the 500 KM of Monza of 1958 is truly exceptional.
It showcases the most important cars in the life of the engineer Giampaolo Dallara, the man who has won the most car competitions to date. In addition to single-seaters, the museum also offers the Fiat X1/9 Dallara, the Lancia beta Montecarlo Turbo, world endurance champion in 1980 and 1981, and the Lamborghini Miura P400 #3165 from 1967 that Gian Paolo Dallara designed in 1966 and was a gift for his 80th birthday.
Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari
A unique location that combines the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari, the adjacent workshop that belonged to his father and a building of great architecture inspired by the hoods of the racing cars of the 1950s. In the workshops the Ferrari engine museum is a must-see. In the pavilion, in addi- tion to cars, an exciting movie on Enzo’s life is projected on the big screen.
Located between the most famous factory in the world and the Fiorano track, it always offers interesting thematic exhibitions featuring the most unique cars, owned by collectors. The amphitheater dedicated to the main single-seaters in the history of the Cavallino is a must-see.
Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini
The story of the founder of Lamborghini, from the production of tractors to supercars, as seen by the Lamborghini family who owns the museum. In addition to tractors and cars belonging to Ferruccio, here you may find interesting materials and documents in addition to the famous helicopter which Ferruccio so badly wanted but was never manufactured.
The history of Lamborghini, from its beginnings to the present, through its most significant cars. In fact, Lamborghini showcases the entire collection of its models. this gives completeness to a museum that is not big but perfect to understand what the Lamborghini phenomenon actually is.
Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile
Many models, not only Italian. The Peugeot Type 3 from 1892, the first car on the streets of Italy, the Itala used by count Scipione borghese to win the beijing-Paris race in 1907 and the splendid Mercedes-benz 300 SLR nr.8, the most original and fully-preserved example in the world, should be on our must-see list. Due to the breadth and richness of the themes, the visit requires at least two hours.
A fantastic keepsake of the collector Luciano nicolis that is perfectly man- aged by his daughter Silvia. Over 100 cars on display. You cannot miss the Lancia Astura MM Colli from 1938, three pre-war Alfa Romeos (RL, RM, and 6C 1750 GTC), a benz 8/20 PS from 1914 and a Maserati A6 1500 from 1947, the second model ever built, with Pinin Farina bodywork.
Museo Storico Alfa Romeo
The entire history of Alfa Romeo with the complete series of Alfa 33 road prototypes, the 2 and 3-liter 33 models and the 159 Alfetta single-seater that won the first two Formula 1 championships driven by nino Farina and Manuel Fangio among other jewels. and then the pre-war RL and RS in addition to the legendary compressor model.
Parco e Museo del volo di Volandia
Located inside the historic Caproni factory, this museum showcases the bertone collection, created by nuccio bertone and once exhibited inside the bertone factories. It features the Lamborghini Miura S and the Lancia Stratos, as well as dozens of style prototypes, including Lamborghini Genesis, Ferrari 308 GT4 Rainbow, bMW birusa, and Porsche Karisma.
Motor Car Museum of Japan
Discover the world of Japanese cars: there are over 500 cars on display, mostly Japanese including commercial vehicles. An interesting mix of special and everyday cars. Among the non-Japanese vehicles on display, the 1989 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II, used by Lady Diana during her official visit to Japan.
The heritage section of the Japanese car company, with more than 450 cars from the 30s, including the Datsun, Prince and nissan brands. On display are one of the rare Datsun Fairlady Z 432 models with a Skyline GT-R engine, and the one-off nissan R390 GTL, in road version, designed to be taken to the le Mans race.
Toyota Automobile Museum
Unexpectedly, but with a message of great vision, it presents the history of the car through 140 vehicles, from the whole world. There are not very many Toyota cars displayed in the three floors, yet the museum is home to some magnificent pieces such as the 1894 benz Velo, the 1938 bugatti Atalante 57C and the 1930 Alfa Romeo 1750 GS.
British Motor Museum
Dedicated to the history of English cars, it has 5 main areas. Time Road; Design&Concept with the most famous car prototypes; Sports Cars including Mclaren and Aston-Martin; Jaguar (including the Le Mans winning XJR9); Land Rover including the first Range Rover ever produced, and the one that crossed the Dairen Gap.
Built in the space of what was once the first racetrack, the brooklands museum is located, in perfect English style, in the old garages. You cannot miss some of the cars that have contributed towards creating the legend of brooklands, its races and drivers. Among them, the Sunbeam 1000 HP and the 24-liter napier Railton.
Coventry transport museum
Coventry is the city of English motoring. There are over 150 cars on display, mainly british in origin. One section is dedicated to Jaguars (17 cars) and speed record cars. The 1935 Daimler Limousine used as a parade car by queen Mary is also on display.
Haynes International Motor Museum
The largest automotive museum in Great britain, divided into 13 main sections and featuring 400 cars including the first models dated 1885. The most valuable car is the 1931 Duesenberg Model J, one of the 8 produced, which belonged to Mrs. Payne Whitney.
National Motor Museum
The home of English historic motor sports, founded by Lord Montagu in 1952. There are over 280 cars on display, from Formula 1 to those used for speed records whose dedicated section is of consider- able interest. There are 18 cars from before 1905 which is not surprising in the country of the London to brighton Veteran Car Run.
America Packard Museum
In the original and evocative venue that was, in 1917, a Pack- ard dealership, this museum hosts the largest collection of Packard cars and documentation in the world. There are over 50 cars on display.
America’s Car Museum
The America’s Car Museum celebrates America’s love for its cars. Large, modern, and beautiful from an architectural point of view, it contains about 250 cars on permanent display. These include the Lincoln Model l custom, the town car, and the 1958 Chevrolet Impala Special Sport coupe.
Antique Automobile Club of America Museum
The AACA museum presents the world’s most complete Tucker exhibition ranging from the first Tucker 48 produced, to engines and documentation on the turbulent closure of this company. Among the more than 90 vehicles on display, there is the 1896 Chicago benton Harbor which, by all accounts, was the first car built in America that wasn’t derived from a carriage.
GM Heritage Centre
This museum tells the history of General Motors through the 165 perfectly preserved cars on display. The exhibition of racing cars is stunning and the section of prototypes and show cars is simply spectacular, including the complete series of 3 Firebirds (1954- ’56-’58) and the 1961 Corvette Mako Shark.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Founded in 1947, this museum exhibits the racing cars that have raced on the world’s most famous oval track. Among them, there are 25 cars that won the Indy 500. These include the 1911 Marmon Wasp, the first car to win the world’s oldest major automobile race.
Lane Motor Museum
Considered the largest collection of European cars in the USA, it includes about 450 vehicles, including road cars, prototypes, and racing cars. The star of the permanent exhibition is the truly unique 1932 Helicron model.
Larz Anderson Motor Museum
Open since 1899, this is considered the oldest collection of cars in America. Among the cars on display, there is the Winton 4-HP from 1899, bought new by Larz Anderson and possibly the only one-owner car from the 1800s in existence. The same could easily be said for the following 14 (out of 31) cars that were bought over the subsequent years. There are, of course, more recent examples on display, especially up to 1950. Among the most “modern” are a Porsche 930 and a Tesla.
Le May Family Collection at Marimount
The Le May Family Museum is surprising in every aspect: the location in an ancient convent, and the cars, all 1,500 of them, predominantly American, some still as new while others cry out for some attention. There are cars everywhere, including what used to be a swimming pool.
Mullin Automotive Museum
A magnificent dive into the French cars of the art-de- co period. Founded in 2010 by the refined collector Peter W. the Mullin contains the largest collection of bugatti cars in the world, second only to the French national Museum. In addition to the Delahaye Type 135 GP from 1936 and the Delage D8-120 from 1939. Still immersed in a dedicated tank, the bugatti Type 22 brescia recovered from the bottom of Lake Maggiore in 2010.
National Automobile Museum
200 cars, many extraordinary and unique, divided into 4 thematic galleries: among the cars on display, the 1973 Cadillac Eldorado owned by Elvis Presley, the 1962 Lincoln continental assigned to John F. Kennedy, the 1949 Mercury Eight used by James Dean in the movie “Rebel Without a Cause”, one of only three 24-carat gold-plated DeLorean DMC-12 built for American Express, and the only surviving specimen of the Dymaxion.
National Corvette Museum
The world of the sports car that has been the icon of America since 1953. In this collection, you will find some unique examples, such as the only Corvette produced as Model Year 1983, the millionth car produced, and racing models or cars used as Pace-cars.
Penske Racing Museum
This muse- um represents the life of Roger Penske seen through cars and races. The cars that have won the most famous races, including the Indy 500 (17 victories by a Penske team car), as well as those of the many victories in the Nascar series are on display
Petersen Automotive Museum
One of the world’s most important automotive museums. The Petersen has about 400 cars, over half of which are showcased: racing cars and hot-rods, rare models from the 1920s and 30s including the Rolls-Royce Phantom I “Jonck- heere” coupe from 1925 and the Bugatti 57 SC Van Vooren cabriolet “Shah of Persia” of 1939. Make sure you see the thematic exhibitions that include almost always very rare cars.
Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
Founded by the famous collector Fred Simeone, this is one of the most spectacular museums in the world. The “Victory circle”, featuring Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin and Bugatti cars that have conquered the most important victories, and the Le Mans “pit lane” with cars that participated in the 24 hour-race simply cannot be missed. The Cobra Daytona Coupè that claimed the Bonneville speed record and the first Ferrari 250 Testarossa sold in 1958 to a private individual are also showcased.
The Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow museum
Inside a disused Mack factory, there are several cars made by Pierce-Arrows which was an automobile company founded in Buffalo in 1901 and active up until 1938. There is also a Thomas-Flyer, another Buffalo car manufacturer.
The Henry Ford Museum
An internationally recognized cultural destination that brings the past forward by immersing more than 1.8 million visitors a year in the stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that shaped America. Included in it’s over 26 million artifacts is the world’s premier auto exhibit showcasing The Henry Ford’s unparalleled automotive collection of historically significant vehicles. Driven to Win: Racing in America, the newest exhibition opening in June 2020 puts visitors in the drivers seat of America’s innovative motorsports past, present and future.
The Nethercutt Collection
The Nethercutt exhibits mostly large American-made limousines from the 1920s to the 1970s. Four main themes: Antique (up to 1915), Vintage (1916-1924), Classic (1925-1938) and Post-war (1945-70).
The Revs Institute
The Collier Collection presents over 100 cars of great interest and an unparalleled archive with documents and photos. A Mercedes W154 Grand Prix from 1939, the first production Porsche 550, # 550-001, a Duesenberg SSJ from 1935 which belonged to Gary Cooper, Maserati Birdcage, Lancia D50, Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa #016-1 from 1948, Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B MM and 8C 2300, in addition to the collection of racing Cunninghams are just some of the examples on display.
Toyota Experience Center
Transferred to Texas, near the company’s headquarters, it includes 140 Toyota cars, prototypes and pro- duction and racing cars that tell the story of the Japanese manufacturer over the last 60 years.
Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum
Famous for housing the cars and materials that once belonged to the Hudson Museum, this museum focuses on American cars produced between the 1920s and the 1960s. Among them, there are Tucker, Kaiser Frazer, Corvair, and Apex-Motors cars.