• Enzo Ferrari Museum officially opens in Modena, Italy

It took a lot longer than we all expected, but finally, one of the most famous names in the history of the auto industry now has a museum to call its own.

Enzo Ferrari, the founding father of the brand that we have come to know as Ferrari, has his own museum called the "Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari." The museum was built in Modena, Italy - the town where Enzo Ferrari himself was born - and cost a ridiculous sum of €18 million - $23.6 million based on current exchange rates - that was mostly funded by local leaders in Modena in an effort to drive up tourism in the area.

Spearheading the building of the museum was renowned architect, Jan Kaplicky, who began the project in 2003. Unfortunately, Kaplicky passed on in 2009, leaving the project in the hands of Andrea Morgante, a former colleague in the design firm, Future Systems.

The building covers 54,000 square feet of floor space and will feature plenty of exhibits, including a gallery of classic Ferraris, historical artifacts, and memorabilia. There will also be a significant amount of space allotted to Enzo Ferrari’s own personal belongings, as well as a variety of never-before-seen documents and drawings that encompass the rich and storied racing history of Modena, Italy.

Despite not being an officially licensed project by Ferrari itself, the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari is still expected to draw throngs of visitors. The museum is open every day with the only exception being Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The doors open from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm depending on the calendar date.

Hit the jump for details on the Enzo Ferrari Museum’s first exhibit.

First Exhibit: Origins of Myth

The Enzo Ferrari Museum first exhibit is called the Origins of Myth. In it, the company pays tribute to all of the designers, engineers, constructors, stylists, drivers, and enthusiasts. The works start with projects created by Enzo Ferrari’s predecessor, Alberto Massimino, including the Tipo 815.

Other cars included in the exhibit are: Ferrari 125 Sport, Ferrari 166 F2, Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta Touring.

Also featured in this exhibit are Ferrari original competitor cars like the A6 1500, A6 Berlinetta, and Spider Zagato.

Source: Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari

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  (577) posted on 05.23.2012

What a great kind of museum. Where’s the exact location of this museum? 

  (647) posted on 04.18.2012

Is this the first or do they have some other museum in a different country?

  (528) posted on 04.16.2012

It’s cool that they have also decided to display stuffs other than the cars!

  (570) posted on 04.16.2012

Aside from the automotive, I want to view the other stuffs they have there!

  (444) posted on 04.13.2012

I feel excited as a fan; I hope one day that I get to visit this.

  (449) posted on 03.23.2012

Aside from this, I also like the Ferrari world in Dubai, UAE. There are a lot of attractions at that place.

  (401) posted on 03.22.2012

Now, with this, Enzo Ferrari has truly become legendary. I can imagine people fawning over everything at this museum in the future.

  (452) posted on 03.21.2012

Gosh, I want to visit it! I really like Ferrari cars, and I’m so excited to know that they’ll be displaying other things too!

  (579) posted on 03.20.2012

Gosh, this is awesome! Enzo Ferrari really deserves one; it all started with him, and people know that, so they are even more dedicated to him and to flaunt their history.

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