Our Museum is till innovating. A new and interesting exhibition takes part in our collections.
Coach-builders, dressmaers of the Car
Among 200 presented vehicles of the car, we have regrouped motors that coachbuilding owes to great specialis. Labourdette, Chapron, Mulier, Antem, Letourneur and Marchant, Radovitch from Reims, Heuliez and the current pope of design Sbarro.
Since the birth of the car, coach-builders-wheelwrights was interested into this new vehicle, which the future was going to make disappear coaches and others cars drawn by horses, vectors of their activity of the epoch. Equally, numerous carmakers owly were realizing the body parts and mechanics, letting the preparation and dressing of the habitacle to others skilled professional.
Between 1910 and 1930, aw important number of enterprises was created, in order to satisfy requests fors rich particulars to dress theis magnificent self-propelling chassis. The crisis of 1929 and standard coach buildings (Citroën Traction) came to use up all orders for general public. A few prestigious houses subsisted as far in years 1960-70, in order to satisfy transformations for statesmen , fortunate motorists and vehicles personalized advertisings vehicules.
Now, the few remained coach-builders, work in synergy with bic automobile groups to realise real models and specific manufactures.
Those vehicles coming from different private collections, are displayed at Reims-Champagne Automobile Museum from February to the 30 June 2007.
We have already presented : Cars and automobile sport The 60th anniversary of L'A.S.A.C ( sport association of the automobile club) Master's cars and Limousines Ford Model T The Citroën Forgotten brand names cars Italians cars Citroën 2CV