Prince Rainier III initiated the Collection of H.S.H. The Prince of Monaco. Passionate about automobiles, he has gathered in forty years a vast collection of old vehicles. He has assembled his personal collection over the course of opportunities and his favorites, but also family events. Some have been restored when necessary. “This is not an automobile museum but a personal collection of vintage cars of all ages and from any country. Popular or prestigious, they marked their time and I liked them,” explained Prince Rainier.
Also passionate, Prince Albert II continued to enrich the Collection. Today, nearly 100 vehicles are exhibited in their new 3500m² setting. The new venue is located on the course of the Monaco Grand Prix circuit, opposite Port Hercule.
The cars of the Collection of H.S.H. The Prince of Monaco
Given the aura of the Principality, the collection logically presents a sample of the most prestigious manufacturers. We find Delage, Delahaye, Facel Vega, Ferrari, Hispano Suiza, Lamborghini, Lincoln, Maserati, Rolls Royce. But next to a Lamborghini Miura or a Ferrari Testarossa, the collection also exhibits popular cars such as a Citroën 2 CV, a Renault 4 CV or a BMW Isetta.
Ancestors are not forgotten, like a De Dion Bouton 1903 or an Helica (car with a front propellor) from 1921. The Collection also shows “family” cars such as the Prince Rainier’ 1956 Chrysler Imperial, the Renault Floride offered by the Régie Renault to Princess Grace or the Lexus “Landaulet” of the Princely wedding of 2011.
Motor racing, so linked to the Principality, is not forgotten with the race cars that marked the Monte-Carlo Rally (Lancia 037 or Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 …) and the Monaco Grand Prix (F 1 Renault, Mercedes or Ferrari with among others the 1st Ferrari F1 of Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc). But also cars that have participated in other categories, such as a sport-prototype Audi or a Rally-Raid Mitsubishi Pajero.
Every day (except December 25), from 10:00 to 17:30 (last entry)
|Children (6 to 17 years old) and students||5,00€|
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