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  • Cité de l'Automobile, Mulhouse
    Cité de l'Automobile, Mulhouse
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    The unique Bugatti 64 Coach of 1939

    by globetrott Updated Jul 11, 2014

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    This is the only existing real Bugatti 64 worldwide ! (while there was a replica of a Bugatti 64 Coupe was also built in California in 2012) Ettore Bugatti (*1881-1947) came from Italy and started to construct his cars in Molsheim/Alsace in 1907. He was also a sucessful driver in car-races and his company also produced engines for airplanes and trains. The Bugatti Royal had such a giant airplane-engine. The cars of Ettore Bugatti had always been ahead of time with features other companies copied lateron... This excellent car was another attempt to survive the bad times of WW II - just have a look for the elegant lines of the car.
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    some technical details about this great car :
    the engine had 8 cylindres and 4432 ccm 185HP
    and a top-speed of 180 km/h

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    Bugatti Royal Limousine Park-Ward 1929

    by globetrott Written Jul 11, 2014

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    Only 6 cars of the type 41 / the "Royal" were built and only 3 of them could be sold before the war. This one is the one with Chassie 41.131 - Limousine Park-Ward of 1929, that is now in the posession of the Schlumpf-collection in Mulhouse.
    All of the Bugatti Royales were custom-made according to the wishes of the clients.
    This is one of the cars that had been sold - After the war the 3 other Royal were sold to collectors.
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    the tank of the "Royal" had a capacity of 170 litres & the consumption was about 50 litres / 100km.
    The engine needed 24 litres of oil and had 8 cylindres / 12763 ccm 300 HP
    and a maximum-speed of about 200 km/h

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    Bugatti Royal Coupe 1929

    by globetrott Written Jul 11, 2014

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    Ettore Bugetti wanted to build a really luxury car for kings and wealthy persons. The engine was taken from an aircraft, the wheel distance was 4,3 meters ( half a meter longer than the biggest Rolls Royce) and the track width 1,6 meters. The price was 3 times as much as a Rolls Royce and due to the fact that economy was going down in the 1930s, only 6 cars of that type could be sold. Something quite funny about this car is the fact, that the driver was sitting in the open air without any roof, BUT the boss had a nice closed cabin in the back.
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    Some more technical details about this Bugatti 41 "Royal" Coupe of 1929 :
    the engine had 8 cylindres / 12763 ccm 300 HP and a maximum-speed of about 200 km/h

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    Bugatti Royal Roadster Esders 1930 / 1990

    by globetrott Written Jul 11, 2014

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    This Bugatti Royale in the museum of Mulhouse is a car that was rebuilt by original spareparts by Fritz Schlumpf in 1990.
    41 111 was the Chassie-number of the original Bugatti Royale Roadster Armand Esders of 1930.
    Armand Esders was a rich clothing manufacturer who had ordered the very first Bugatti Royale, that was sold to a customer. And it was usual at that time that the car got a hull according to the wishes of the customer. Mr. Esders did not plan to drive at night and that is why there are no headlights on this car. (but you could attach them and there was a box in the back of the car, where these lamps had been stored.)
    In 1930 this car was sold and was given another hull, and it is nowadays known as the 41.111 - Coupé de ville Binder and it is in the possesion of the Volkswagen-company and shown in the Museum in Mannheim.
    b.t.w.: The 41.111 - Coupé de ville Binder is an almost identical twin to the Bugatti 41.110 - Coupé Napoleon ( the car that was the private car of Ettore Bugatti and is now also in the posession of the Mulhouse-collection)

    The Bugatti Royal Roadster of 1990 was reconstructed in the Mulhouse-museum by original spareparts that Mr. Schlumpf had bought togeather with the former Bugatti-factory in Molsheim.
    So it is an almost original 7th Bugatti Royale.

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    Sports- & Racing-cars galore

    by globetrott Updated Jul 10, 2014

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    In the back of the museum you will see a seperate hall, and all of it is filled with the most famous racing-cars of history, and while some are shown there like they would wait for the start at an ordinary race, you will also some of them arranged like they were just about to start a race in Le Mans (see those in my last 2 Pictures ! at the start of Le Mans the Drivers are Standing opposite of their car and after the Signal they have to run across the street, jump into their car and drive away.

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    a Delahaye 135M of 1949

    by globetrott Written Jul 9, 2014

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    This lovely car has an interesting history : This Delahaye left France in 1951 for a honeymoon-trip to the USA. The lady stayed with the car in the USA and gave this car as a donation to the museum in 1986. ...and she used the ticket for the shipping of the car, that she had bought already in 1951, but did not use, as she had stayed in the USA after the honeymoon. ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
    Some technical details about this DELAHAYE 135M of 1949 :
    the engine has 6 cylindres and 3557 ccm 115 HP
    and a top-speed of 160 km/h

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    Mercedes Benz Cabriolet 500K of 1936

    by globetrott Updated Jul 9, 2014

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    Mercedes Benz was able to sell only 354 cars of this type - but when you considder the time of 1936 so shortly before WW II, it is fact quite a lot. The Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet 500K of 1936 is the white car in front of my picture.
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    Some technical details about this MERCEDES-BENZ 500K Cabriolet of 1936:
    The engine has 8 cylindres and 5019 ccm 160 HP
    and had a top-speed of 160km/h,
    (that could certainly also be shown on the newly built Autobahns in Germany of 1936).

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    Arzens "La Baleine" 1938

    by globetrott Updated Jul 9, 2014

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    This car of french production is unique in style and size ( about 7 meters long) Paul Arzens (1903-1990) was a painter and designer and built this car for himself on the basis of a Buick Standart of 1928. About 1/3 of the total length was used as a place to store the canvases and painting materials of the artist. The car has the nickname "The Whale " and I made a combination of different pics - one of them is much smaller, but it shows the great front-part of the car with the hidden lights.

    In my last Picture you will see next to "La Baleine" another excample of the design by the famous painter Arzens. The small "egg" had just 1 cylindre / 5,5HP and an engine of 125ccm
    and a top-speed of 80 km/h

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    The town square

    by globetrott Written Jul 9, 2014

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    Dont miss to walk over the townsquare as well in order to see some beautifull buildings of baroque and renaissance-times. That square is also a great place to relax in one of the many cosy garden-restaurants and cafes.
    On the townsquare you will also find the ornate townhall, dating back to the year 1431!

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    remains of the medieval townwall

    by globetrott Written Jul 9, 2014

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    at some places in the towncentre you will be able to see some great remains of the medieval townwalls of Mulhouse.
    These walls date back to the year 1385.Nowadays Mulhouse has around 100.000 inhabitants.

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    Cité du Train

    by antistar Written Oct 25, 2013

    To complement the success of the city's grand automobile museum, the Cité du Train was created. Here you will find a celebration of French rail travel through the ages, from the beginnings until the modern age. Don't expect to see any TGV or Eurostar trains here, though - I guess they think you can see those in the train station.

    The collection is impressive. It is the biggest train museum in the world, yet receives only a fraction of the visitors the smaller National Railway Museum in Britain. That's because Mulhouse isn't a big tourist destination and not a reflection on the quality of the exhibits. Here you will find the official trains of General de Gaulle, President Eisenhower and Winston Churchill. There's a Mikado engine, carriages from the original Orient Express, and special wartime trains and experimental prototypes.

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    Europa Tower

    by antistar Written Oct 25, 2013

    Born in Mulhouse the architect François Spoerry designed the Tour de l'Europe for his hometown. It was a building of the future - conceived in the 1960s and completed in 1972, it signified the coming together of Europe in a clean, progressive, functional future. Each country has its coat-of-arms emblazoned on the tower, and the building has three points, one for each of the countries that join here at the southern tip of Alsace.

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    Saint Etienne Church

    by antistar Written Oct 24, 2013

    Unusually for a French city, the most central and prominent church in Mulhouse is Protestant - the Church of Saint Etienne. It was built fairly recently in the 19th century, but kept the magnificent stained glass windows from the 12th century church it replaced.

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    Old Town Hall

    by antistar Written Oct 24, 2013

    Mulhouse's gaudy old town hall is quite spectacular in shocking gilded pink. Its ostentatious murals celebrate the Renaissance and the liberation of thinking and religion that would later lead to the Enlightenment.

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    Schweissdissi - The Welder

    by antistar Written Oct 24, 2013

    An icon of modern Mulhouse, the new Schweissdissi sculpture is made from recycled automotive parts. In a twist on the original Schweissdissi in Tivoli Park, which was a tribute to the labours of the working class, this statue symbolises both the industry of the region and the unemployment its decline has brought; the original Schweissdissi sculpture was standing, but this one sits.

    Schweissdissi - The Welder, Mulhouse

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