What’s Inside the World’s Oldest Private Car Collection

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In the city of the Hague, lies the oldest private car collection in the world. It’s called the Louwman Museum and was designed by the American architect Michael Graves. The museum is filled with nostalgia. Besides the cars, there are a lot of posters and ads from an era gone by, while the cars there just ooze class and beauty.


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Jaguar D-Type: image credit: https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2014/02/07/seventh-oldest-jaguar-d-type-sells-for-record-setting-4-9-million/


The Museum is not only home to the Jaguar D-Type which is the winning car of the Le Mans in 1957, but it’s also home to cars like the 850 Shellette Spider. This collection is not just about the cars that were once famous, but also the ones that are beautiful to look at.


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850 Shellette Spider image credit: https://en.wheelsage.org/michelotti/fiat_850_shellette/pictures/e8bwux/


The museum tells the complete history of motor vehicles. This is why it houses everything, from the oldest steam-powered cars to modern racing marvels. There are a lot of beautiful cars there, but the ones that stand out have bold ingenious designs. These include the Maserati 300S, which is a stunning car that will catch your eye driving on the road.


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One of the oldest vehicles that are housed in the Louwman Museum is the Alfa Romeo. The earliest of these vehicles date back to 1886. While the motor design has come a long way, there is just something about these early designs that is mesmerizing.

Other cars in the collection feature the beautiful 1964 Aston Martin from the movie Goldfinger. This car is not only iconic but a great ride too.


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The vast expanse of the museum looks like something out of the 1960s World’s Fair. It’s not just a private car collection to help you appreciate the best cars ever made, it’s a museum that recounts how we got to be the best at automotive engineering. And while doing that, it recounts the greatest hits along the way.

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