Rare collection unveiled in Paris
Ten cars from the world famous Peter Mullin Museum are treating Paris to a breath-taking spectacle, complete with some of the finest examples of classic cars ever seen in Europe.
The display featured Bugattis, Delages, Delahayes, Hispano Suizas, Talbot-Lagos and Voisins, that are normally housed in a purpose built museum in California, USA
“Most of these cars were wrecks when I first acquired them,” said Peter Mullin. “It has been fantastic to restore them and bring them back to Europe. I started collecting French cars 30 years ago and it has been my long term dream to create a museum because, too often, these cars are housed in private collections and hidden away. They are national treasures and should be displayed.”
Opened 18 months ago the Peter Mullin Museum is devoted to the study, preservation and public display of classic cars. Each personally chosen by Peter Mullin himself, the ten cars present at Retromobile Peter Mullin were mostly transported by ship, which took 6 weeks. Among the our favourites is a 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupe, a 1934 Voisin C25 Aerodyne and a stunning 1936 Bugatti type 57SC Atlantic, chassis no 57374.
Peter Mullins is also a former president of the American Bugatti Club and a member of the Bugatti Trust and has pledged that his new museum will serve as a legacy - one that captures and preserves a historic movement embodying both sublime style and superb engineering.
“I am proud to be here in Paris,” Peter told CCFS. “It has been 75-years since some of these cars were last in Europe. Most of these were made and then shipped out almost immediately. We have more than 100 cars at the moment and our plan is to expand and, hopefully, have show more of our cars around the world.”