A “lot” of cars at the Franschhoek Motor Museum

I would not consider myself a car fundi, in fact if I hear a deep engine passing I will be relatively interested however a trip to the Franschhoek Motor Museum definitely brought out my inner car fanatic. But if you need a little introduction then this will definitely help you:

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 Franschhoek Motor Museum houses the most impressive selection of cars in Southern Africa. There is over 300 cars that call this home and is show cased to the public. Its beautiful old world architecture and gorgeous peaceful surroundings make for a historical day out.

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The Motor Museum makes for the perfect day out if you are looking for an activity to do that is definitely something different set out in the winelands. Its rustic interior and friendly staff makes the experience all the more inviting.

With an astonishing 300 plus cars it would be hard to take it all in, however the cars are on a six month rotation, thus making it all the more attractive for you to come back and visit as there will always be new things on the floor.

Four picture perfect holdings act as time capsules for each of the selected themes. Each building has a 675m2 area that holds approximately 20 cars from a specific time period or motor vehicle brand.

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Introducing the cars, they definitely dont need any introduction however that is me getting all excited to present them to you. Words can definitely not describe the happiness and pride in history as each car has a speciafic story or purpose that makes it a part of Anthonij’s carefully selected collection. However I have decided to put the lists of cars below that are currently on display for you to make up your mind.

Ford Model A 1903
Ford Model T 1911
Isotta Fraschini 1922
Le Zebré 1909
Wolseley 1910
Lorraine Dietrich 1911
Mars Carette 1904
AC Royal 1922
Rugby 1924
Bugatti Type 35B 1928
Bentley 4.5 litre 1928
Rolls Royce Phantom 1928
Bugatti Type 41 1930
Bugatti Type 46 1931
Mercedes S-type 1928
Packard Super 8 1934
Rolls Royce Phantom II 1936
Cord 810 Convertible 1936
Rolls Royce 20/25 1936
Mercedes Benz 540K 1938

 

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Mercedes Benz 170D 1948
BMW 328 1938
Mercedes Benz 540K 1937
DKW 1936
Mercedes Benz 130H 1935
Mercedes Benz DTM 2005
BMW 760 Li Security Edition 2002
Mercedes Benz Brabus 1996
Porsche 928 1984
Mercedes Benz 280S 1976
Opel 1950
Volkswagen Beetle 1952
BMW 502 1953
Mercedes Benz Gullwing 1955
Messerschmidt 1956

 

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Mercedes Benz 170D 1948
BMW 328 1938
Mercedes Benz 540K 1937
DKW 1936
Mercedes Benz 130H 1935
Mercedes Benz DTM 2005
BMW 760 Li Security Edition 2002
Mercedes Benz Brabus 1996
Porsche 928 1984
Mercedes Benz 280S 1976
Opel 1950
Volkswagen Beetle 1952
BMW 502 1953
Mercedes Benz Gullwing 1955
Messerschmidt 1956

 

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Aston Martin DB/4 GT 1961
Ford GT40 1966
Aston Martin DB2/4 1957
McLaren M6 GTR 1971
Jaguar D-Type 1955
Porsche Carrera GT 2005
Porsche 956 1984
Maserati 250F 1954
March 78/B 1978
Ferrari 288 GTO 1984
Aston Martin DB3S 1955
Maserati 150S 1966
Tyrrell 007 1974
LDS F1 1966
Chevron 1972
Ferrari Enzo 2003
Ferrari F50 1995
Ferrari F40 1985
McLaren F1 1991
Ferrari 250 SWB 1961

 

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The forth building is definitely a favourite amongst car fundis, I am more a muscle car fan and really enjoyed the second and third buildings. After a tour of the cars I could think of nothing better than to make your way back to the Motor Museum entrance and grab a bite at the little cafe. It offers a selection of light meals, toasted sandwiches and a selection of waffles.

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There is also a huge selection on freshly baked goodies that are perfect for gifts or road trip snacks for your journey home. Its fresh, affordable and South African in every way. From koekies and sweet treats there is also something for the one with less of a sweet tooth. The locally harvested honey, olive oil grown a few meters away and a multitude of wines…this is the perfect pit stop at the Motor Museum.

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The tram that is modeled after the traditional and world famous trams in St Francisco leaves on the hour every hour and is the perfect transportation for you to get from the Motor Museum to wine tasting country. Its old-style charm adds to the many memories of the day. The tram takes you across the Anthonij Rupert estate. The view is spectacular. Its as if you are looking across the entire Franschhoek valley while getting a tour of the family estate.

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I definitely look forward to returning, in fact I have chosen this as this years Fathers Day location. It is that special! So make turn, you really wont regret it! Travel safely!!

OPERATING TIMES:

Monday – Friday: 10h00 – 18h00
(last admittance 17h00)
Saturday & Sunday: 10h00 – 16h00
(last admittance 15h00)
Open most public holidays
(phone for confirmation)
No motor bikes

ADMISSION PRICES:
R60 Adults
R50 Pensioners
R50 Motor Club Members
R30 Children
(3 – 12 years)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Telephone: +27 (0)21 874 9002   Email: fmm@fmm.co.za

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