CAPE SOUTH AFRICA: FRANSCHOEK MOTOR MUSEUM (an amazing collection of cars well worth a visit)

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Franschhoek Motor Museum Cape Province South Africa
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Franschhoek Motor Museum Cape Province South Africa
Franschhoek Motor Museum



Located just outside of the pretty city of Franschhoek on the L’Ormarins Wine Estate is the very impressive Franschhoek Motor Museum. This is an amazing collection of cars in incredible condition, and displayed in a beautiful setting.


Overall there are over 200 cars dating back to 1898 and across about 30 manufacturers. They are displayed in 4 temperature controlled exhibition halls. Each of the halls focuses on a few different manufacturers and shows the cars from earliest to newest. They do not say how much the cars are worth, but I am sure it must be millions of US$ as they have cars that I know cost $200000 each.


Even for the non-car buff, the museum is fascinating. There are many trophy cars that will delight anyone, from the historical Model T Fords through to the sexiest Ferrari and race cars.


This is how the official site describes the museum: “Across the length and breadth of Southern Africa, only one place can adequately portray the evolution of the automobile, The Franschhoek Motor Museum. The museum’s collection exceeds 220 vehicles – ranging from a 1898 Beeston motor tricycle to a 2003 Ferrari Enzo supercar – and more than 80 exhibits will be on view at any one time, displayed in four de-humidified halls with a total floor area of 2700 m², and presented in chronological order.

Official website: http://www.fmm.co.za/

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Namely:
ANTIQUE – built before 31 December 1904
VETERAN – built between 1 January 1905 and 31 December 1918
VINTAGE – built between 1 January 1919 and 31 December 1930
POST-VINTAGE – built between 1 January 1931 and 31 December 1945
POST-45 – built between 1 January 1946 and 31 December 1960
POST-60 – built after 1 January 1961″

The video I made and can be watched below shows all of the 4 exhibition halls and the vast spread of cars, and at the end of the video are a range of photos of many of the cars. The beat way to understand the museum is to watch!
Franschhoek Motor Museum Cape Province South Africa
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Franschhoek Motor Museum Cape Province South Africa

Franschhoek Motor Museum
Franschhoek Motor Museum Cape Province South Africa

Franschhoek Motor Museum
Franschhoek Motor Museum Cape Province South Africa

Franschhoek Motor Museum
Franschhoek Motor Museum Cape Province South Africa

Franschhoek Motor Museum
Franschhoek Motor Museum Cape Province South Africa



See all the photos I took of the museum and the cars: click here
Franschhoek Motor Museum

Read a posting I did about the town of Franschhoek: click here

One thought on “CAPE SOUTH AFRICA: FRANSCHOEK MOTOR MUSEUM (an amazing collection of cars well worth a visit)

  1. MY NAME IS GEOFFREY GOGLE SOUTH AFRICAN BORN AND FOR NEARLY20 YEARS LIVING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA–I AM INTERESTED IN A STUDEBAKER AVANTI OWNED BY THE FRANSCHOEK MOTOR MUSEUM–IT IS THE BASIS OF A STORY WRITTEN BY YOURS TRULY CALLED ”AVANTI TO ZAMBIA” ABOUT MY TRIP IN AN AVANTI FROM CAPETOWN TO THE CONGO BORDER IN 1966–A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE CAR WOULD BE APPRECIATED AND A SHORT ACCOUNT OF HOW IT BECAME PART OF THE MUSIUM COLLECTION. MANY THANKS IN ANTICIPATION.

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