Rare and luxury: the history of the classic Сars Сollection of H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco

Rare and luxury: the history of the classic Сars Сollection of H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco

The Cars Сollection of HSH the Prince of Monaco is a unique museum. Last month the famous exhibition was closed to the public and finally moved to the modern venue in the heart of Monaco. 

 

Unique collection 

The exposition is a private collection and introduces legendary automobiles of all ages, manufactured at different times by the major firms in Europe and America. In the 1950s Prince Rainier III began to collect vintage vehicles. Each one is linked to a special occasion in his life. 

 

In 1993 the museum was opened to the public. Here you will find around a hundred automobiles. From the military and vintage cars, horse carriages used until the early 1900s to luxurious Hispano Suiza (1928), Cadillac (1653) and a number of racing models. 

 

As well as a rare masterpiece of mechanical engineering the British Napier T78 (1914), an open-topped De Dion Bouton (1903), the Ford Break de chasse (1937) belonged to Prince Louis II, the raspberry-pink Mercedes Benz 300 SL (1956) with the futuristic butterfly car-door design, Helica Leyat (1921), Green-Borneo Renauld Floride (1959), special gift to Princess Grace and some emblematic Rolls Royce models (1928–1930).  

 

New home for a heritage 

A family tradition was continued by H.S.H. Prince Albert II. He has collected a couple of unique models and is taking care of a rare collection. The old museum was located before on the terraces of the Fontvieille Commercial Center. 

 

The modern showroom is a custom-built creation of architect Fabrice Notari. The 38,000-square-foot underground space is located in Port Hercule - just in one step from superyachts and the legendary Automobile Club of Monaco.

 

Adresse: 54 route de la piscine, Port Hercule 98000 Monaco. 

 

Entrance fees €10 for adults, €5 for children.