Car Museum

Car Museum

  Do not neglect your local car museum, they are a must stop for any car fans. Some of them are so amazing they are worthy of a special trip.

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Located directly next to the subway and the 1972 Olympic village, the BMW complex is an easy day trip from the center of Munich, and get ready to spend a whole day there. When you exit the train the first building you are greeted with is the BMW Welt (German for BMW World), which is the ultimate BMW sales floor as well as a stunning architectural achievement, complete with an 800 KWatt solar plant on its roof. The Welt serves as an automobile delivery center as well as an automotive exhibition and event hall. The exterior is enough to amaze visitors, while the interior is more like a touch museum for adults. The complete BMW line is on display, including Nick Heidfeld’s 2007 F1 car (they won’t let you take it for a test drive though, I asked). The Welt also has numerous exhibits that allow visitors to feel, see, hear and interactively experience BMW technology and design. The building also is complete with two specialty shops for BMW fan wear, collectibles and everything F1 team related (Go Kubica!), as well as two restaurants to nourish hungry shoppers.

More after the jump.

On 19 June 2008, Chairman of the Board of Management of the BMW Group, Dr. Norbert Reithofer, opened the BMW Museum in an official opening ceremony. He highlighted the importance of tradition for the company: "Awareness of our heritage, the experiences and developments that our company has been through give us direction, power and inspiration for our work".

Official opening of the BMW Museum

After a period of construction lasting two and a half years, visitors can look forward to more than 120 exhibits in museum space covering 5,000 square metres. They will be presented in a completely new exhibition concept. The circular museum building right next to the company head office tower will continue to be a landmark. The adjacent low-level building now complements the "Bowl" - as the circular museum building has been designated ever since it was opened in 1973. This has entailed increasing the available floorspace fivefold. The museum will open its doors to the public this coming Saturday, 21 June 2008 from 10.00.

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Is It the First Production Mustang?

The two cars are identical, but for one minor detail: the serial number.

One them has a serial number that ends in 01, the other serial number ends with 212.

The former, pictured here, is in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

The other one for sale at a Chicago area muscle car dealership.

Both are claimed to be the first Mustang ever sold to the public, back in 1964.

The museum Mustang is not for sale.

The other Mustang is for sale, with an asking price of $5.5 million. According to the dealer, it was actually delivered to its purchaser the day before the first day on which the Mustang could be officially sold.

And, of course, that’s where it starts to get murky – because all but about $50,000 of that price tag is ostensibly justified by the car’s status as the first production Mustang sold to the public.

Posted on by Ralph Kalal 1

Is in Stuttgart, Germany. It was completed last year. It is a museum focused on only one brand, but it is also something more. It is an architectural wonder, And a good sign of just how much money Daimler-Benz is making. Car companies don’t indulge themselves in preserving their past unless they’ve got a few bucks. But to do it at this level is simply extraordinary. The building is to architecture what the Silver Arrows were to race cars in the 1930s. And a kind soul has posted the (...)

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