The Mullin Automotive Museum was founded in 2010 by Peter Mullin to present his car collection to the public. Peter Mullin is passionate about cars, and in particular about the style and French automotive design of the twentieth century. The Mullin Automotive Museum extends over nearly 4500 m² in an elegant structure, which previously belonged to the legendary newspaper publisher Otis Chandler.
The Mullin Automotive Museum mainly presents French cars from the1st half of the20th century, dressed by the most famous coachbuilders. Bugatti, Delage, Delahaye, Talbot, Voisin represent the major part of the collection, with some Panhard and Levassor, Renault or Peugeot of the early20th century. There are also other European cars, such as Hispano Suiza, also bodied by French coachbuilders. Several of these cars, beautifully restored, have won “best of Show” in the greatest concours d’elegance.
Among the nuggets, a Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic, the masterpiece of Jean Bugatti, or the Talbot-Lago T150-C SS “Goutte d’Eau” by Figoni, or the Voisin Type C27 Aérosport Coupé, or a Delahaye Type 165 Cabriolet from 1939, also by Figoni. Another exceptional (if we can sire) car, the Bugatti Type 22 Brescia Roadster from 1925, nicknamed Lady of the Lake, which spent 75 years at the bottom of Lake Maggiore before being spotted in 2009. The car will never be restored and is presented in a specific setting.
Peter Mullin’s passion for the French automobile and style extended to more “popular” cars, such as a Peugeot 402 Eclipse (the first production coupé-cabriolet in 1937) or a Citroën Traction Coupé from 1938. The iconic post-war Citroëns are also well represented, with 2 CVs, DS (including DS Coupés Chapron) and SM. The collection also presents a Bugatti EB 110 Supersport from 1994, the time of The1st Revival of Bugatti.
The competition is not forgotten, with a superb diorama “Le Mans” which features a pit area with several pre-World War II cars, several of which actually triumphed at the 24 hours of Le Mans.
The collection of the Mullin Automotive Museum also includes several carriages and horse-drawn carriages that refer to the French coachbuilders who will then dress the first automobiles. In connection with this era and the work of designers, the museum also exhibits paintings, sculptures and decorative objects, as well as Lalique crystal mascots, or a large collection of furniture signed by the masters of the time. In particular, there are many works by the Bugatti family.
The museum shop offers many objects, scale models, textiles, posters, books and DVDs…
|Friday and Saturday||10am-3pm|
|Seniors (over 65), Youth (13 to 17)||$14.00|
|Children (3 to 12 years old)||$10.00|
|Children (under 3 years old)||Free|
|Advance ticket purchases recommended|
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