Museu do Caramulo

Portuguese Preservation at its finest

Tondela is a quiet town, encompassing part of the Serra do Caramulo in the northern reaches of Central Portugal. It's not exactly where you would expect to find a car collection, but located high up in the hills is Museu do Caramulo, which houses an extensive array of vehicles and motorcycles dating back to the genesis of self-powered transport. Founded in 1950, this museum is host to some intriguing automotive specimens, including the Mercedes-Benz 770 Grosser of former Portuguese Prime Minister António Salazar.

Museu do Caramulo

Museu do Caramulo

Museu do Caramulo

Museu do Caramulo

(L-R): 1905 DeDion Bouton 24CV, 1911 Rolls Royce SIlver Ghost and 1912 Renault 20CV

(L-R): 1905 DeDion Bouton 24CV, 1911 Rolls Royce SIlver Ghost and 1912 Renault 20CV

1930 Bugatti Type 35B & miniature Type 35B replicas

1930 Bugatti Type 35B & miniature Type 35B replicas

(L-R): 1920 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, 1923 Minerva 20HP "Torpedo" and 1927 Panhard & Levassor 16/18 HP

(L-R): 1920 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, 1923 Minerva 20HP "Torpedo" and 1927 Panhard & Levassor 16/18 HP

(L-R): 1947 Cadillac Series 75, 1941 Maybach Type SW42 and 1943 M3 Autocar Half Track

(L-R): 1947 Cadillac Series 75, 1941 Maybach Type SW42 and 1943 M3 Autocar Half Track

1938 Mercedes-Benz 770 Grosser of Portuguese Prime Minister António Salazar

1938 Mercedes-Benz 770 Grosser of Portuguese Prime Minister António Salazar

(L-R): 1902 Darracq 12CV Open Tourer, 1906 DeDion Bouton AL, 1909 Ford Model T and 1925 Morris Crowley

(L-R): 1902 Darracq 12CV Open Tourer, 1906 DeDion Bouton AL, 1909 Ford Model T and 1925 Morris Crowley

1969 Morris Mini Cooper S

1969 Morris Mini Cooper S

1952 Alba

1952 Alba

1982 Volkswagen Golf GTI

1982 Volkswagen Golf GTI

(L-R): 1945 Dodge WC52 and 1943 Volkswagen Kübelwagen

(L-R): 1945 Dodge WC52 and 1943 Volkswagen Kübelwagen

1951 Ferrari 195 Inter

1951 Ferrari 195 Inter

1951 Citroën 15HP

1951 Citroën 15HP

(L-R): 1934 Mercedes-Benz 380K and 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio Gangloff

(L-R): 1934 Mercedes-Benz 380K and 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio Gangloff

1886 Mercedes-Benz Patent Motorwagen

1886 Mercedes-Benz Patent Motorwagen

1962 Porsche 356B 1600 Super 90

1962 Porsche 356B 1600 Super 90

1966 Renault 4L

1966 Renault 4L

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

1956 Alfa Romeo 1900 SSC

1956 Alfa Romeo 1900 SSC

1982 Lancia 037

1982 Lancia 037

(L-R): 2005 Lola B05/40 AER Turbo and 2009 Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S/2

(L-R): 2005 Lola B05/40 AER Turbo and 2009 Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S/2

During my visit to Museu do Caramulo, there was a special exhibit celebrating 100 years of BMW that ran through 23 October 2016. Below is a walk-through of the exhibit.

“BMW – 100 Anos em Movimento”

“BMW – 100 Anos em Movimento”

(L-R): 1928 BMW R62 and 1934 BMW 315

(L-R): 1928 BMW R62 and 1934 BMW 315

1938 BMW 321

1938 BMW 321

1936 BMW 328

1936 BMW 328

1925 BMW R32

1925 BMW R32

1938 BMW 327/28

1938 BMW 327/28

1958 BMW Isetta 300

1958 BMW Isetta 300

1973 BMW 2002 Turbo

1973 BMW 2002 Turbo

(L-R): 1991 BMW M5, 1990 BMW M3 Evolution, 1999 BMW Z8 Roadster

(L-R): 1991 BMW M5, 1990 BMW M3 Evolution, 1999 BMW Z8 Roadster

1991 BMW M5

1991 BMW M5

1999 BMW Z8

1999 BMW Z8

1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution

1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution

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Comments (1)

  • Tenho que ir ai a cima visitat o Museu, espetacular!

      4 years ago
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