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2013.03.09 The Mullin Automotive Museum


A trip to Oxnard again to see the Mullin Automotive Museum and its collection of super-rare French and Italian automobiles from the Art Deco 1920s and 30s: Bugattis, Delahayes, and Voisins among others. Then to a downtown Oxnard street show hosted by the Murphy Auto Museum.

First the Mullin, located in a nondescript industrial park, and only open two Saturdays a month. Mr. Mullin made his fortune selling insurance and was smitten with 1930s French cars at his first sighting of a Delahaye . He went on to collect, restore, and even race some of these now-rare automobiles. And these cars aren't left to sit and be dusted weekly - Mr. Mullin is known to take them out and put them on the road, as they were meant to be.

The view from

the entrance

Panorama from left of the entrance



Views from the upper level    







    Even the a/c chiller surrounds on the roof are classy    


1938 Peugeot 302DS Darl'Mat Cabriolet

1931 Bugatti Type 50 S


1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupe


1938 Talbot-Lago Tisocs "Goutte D'Eau"





1937 Delahaye Type 135-M Cabriolet



1957 Hispano-Suiza K6 Shooting Brake



1939 Delahaye Type 165 Cabriolet




large tapestry

1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic





1938 Dubonnet Hispano-Suiza H6C "Xenia"


notice the swing-back doors



1935 Citroën 7C Traction Avant Cabriolet


1946 Delahaye Type 135 NS Coupe



1937 Delahaye Type 145 V-12 Coupe


1939 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis



1929 Bugatti Type 46 Semi-Profile




1931 Bugatti Type 54 Roadster




1939 Delage D8 120 Cabriolet




1922 Hispano-Suiza H6b Skiff-Torpedo




Special Exhibit: La Vision de Voisin : The Luxury Automobiles of Gabriel Voisin







1922 Avions Voisin Type C3 S "Strasbourg"

1923 Avions Voisin Type C6 Course "Laboratoire" Reconstruction


1934 Avions Voisin Type C27 Aerosport Coupe Reconstruction


1934 Avions Voisin Type C27 Grand Sport Cabriolet


1926 Avions Voisin Type C7 Saloon



1928 Avions Voisin Type C13 Sedan


1938 Voisin Type C30 Cabriolet



Avions Voisin Type C28 Sahara Cabriolet Replica

1936 Avions Voisin Type C28 Clairiere Berline



1939 Voisin Type C30 S Coupe

1928 Avions Voisin Type C11/14CV Chasserons Sedan

1923 Avions Voisin Type C3L Coupe Limousine


1919 Avions Voisin Type C1 Limousine


1936 Avions Voisin Type C28 Aerosport

The legendary "Bugatti from the Lake", submerged in a Swiss lake for 75 years    

1925 Bugatti Type 22 Brescia Roadster Chassis No. 2461





1935 Avions Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne


The Schlumpf Reserve Collection



    1953 Voisin Type C31 Biscooter    

    1951 Gnome et Rhone Type R4 Motorcycle

1927 De Dion Bouton TKS Torpedo


1936 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux

1931 Bugatti Type 40A Roadster

1935 Bugatti Type 57 Galibier

1934 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux


1929 Bugatti Type 40 Break de Chasse

Upstairs: Competition Cars (mostly)

1937 Delahaye Type 145 V-12 Grand Prix


1924 Bucciali Type B6

1930 Bugatti Type 43A Roadster

1929 Bugatti Type 43/44 Roadster Luxe

1926 Bugatti Type 37A Grand Prix

1946 Delage D6 Grand Prix


1936 Delahaye Type 133 C5 Grand Prix

1950 Talbot-Lago T26C Grand Prix


How does one sit in there???

1927 Delage ERA



1924 Chenard & Walcker Roadster

1911 Hispano-Suiza 45CR (15-45CV) Type "Alphonso XIII" Voiturette

Bugatti Carriage

1922 Bugatti Type 23 Brescia Two-Seater


1913 Peugeot Bebe Cabriolet

car is actually purple

1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix

1994 Bugatti EB 110 Supersport "Le Mans"


1931 Peugeot P 107 S "Tour de France"
Art Deco Furniture and Collectibles




1927 Bugatti Type 52 "Bebe"

a half-scale electric child's car











The Mullin Automotive Museum is a spectacular collection of cars and museum experience, many millions of dollars worth of rare vehicles you'll not likely see anywhere else. All for 12 bucks!!! And consider: all those swoopeing and sweeping curves were hammered and stretched and shrunk out of sheets of metal - no fiberglass - in steel and aluminum and evne magnesium. There's as much art in the cars' fabrication as in their designs.

Equally classy is the Mullin's website, providing background and history for each of the cars in the collection, full of details I won't have the time to recreate here, so go there!

2013.03.09 The Murphy Museum Street Show


Next we headed to a much more informal affair, the Murphy Auto Museum. street show featured more-common and mostly American cars, but beautiful nonetheless. Lots of car-guy dedication to restorations and modifications along a few blocks of sunny downtown Oxnard.







1965 Honda S600 Roadster













Hopped-up baby

stroller and

kids' bikes


















    A great day of auto-museuming at both ends of the collector and enthusiast spectrum.
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