Lover of cars, engines, technology or motorsports in general should pay a visit to the Automobile Museum in Malaga. The former, recently renovated tobacco factory in the capital of the Costa del Sol built in 1927, houses an exclusive collection of cars from all over the world. More than ninety vehicles illustrate in ten exhibition rooms, the aesthetic and technical development of the automobile.
The individual rooms of the museum, which is open all day from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm, are as follows:
In this hall are on display twelve vehicles from the era of the late nineteenth century until the beginning of World War II. Originally the car was an evolution of the horse carriage and only a few believed in its future. But already in the 20s in Paris alone there were more than 30,000 vehicles.
The Golden 20s
This decade was marked by exceptional economic prosperity. The liberation of fashion and the growing emancipation of women influenced the new car models.
This also applies to the Citroen model from 1921 which was called “citron” because of its intense yellow color and which was designed specifically for female customers.
Nine vehicles demonstrate the demand of the urban middle class for practical and economical cars. In Eastern Europe became popular cars with three wheels as the model Velorex from the year 1960.
30’s Art Deco
Innovative and creative vehicle design describes the cars in the 30s. One of the 11 Art Deco masterpieces that are exhibited in the Automobile Museum Malaga is a Mercedes 540K with eight cylinders from the year 1937.
These vehicles, such as the Lancia Astura of 1938, were ahead of their time. Their main purpose was to astonish the society.
In this area are shown the most powerful models of American culture. The models of the Cadillac collection and a 1955 Chrysler symbolize luxury and power.
Ecological and useful models of the early twentieth century, such as the Milburn Electric of 1916 or the Stanley Steamer of 1910, give evidence of the beginning of the environmental movement.
Nine vehicles represent the tradition and quality of the British automobile industry.
These include a Rolls Royce Phantom III from 1936, a Bentley MK VI of 1949 or a Jaguar Mark IV from the same year.
The Dolce Vita of the 50s
The aerodynamic lines of sports cars such as Aston Martin or Ferrari embody the economic prosperity and improving living standards in the postwar period.
Half a dozen old cars were converted into spectacular mechanical and artistic creations.
In the more than 6000 square meter exhibition area, visitors can also admire fifteen engines from Chevrolet, Chrysler and Packard, the oldest of which dates from 1900. Interested visitors can also hire some of the cars with drivers to enjoy an absolutely special car ride.
Venue: Museo Automovilistico de Malaga. Edificio Tabacalera
Avenida Sor Teresa Prat 15, 29003 Malaga