CAPE SOUTH AFRICA: FRANSCHOEK MOTOR MUSEUM (an amazing collection of cars well worth a visit)
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|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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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″
See all the photos I took of the museum and the cars: click here
Read a posting I did about the town of Franschhoek: click here