Meet with Shanghai Auto Museum

In the most beautiful automobile museum in China, classic cars under the spotlight are shining brilliantly.

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Rotating Ramp

The most amazing thing about visiting Shanghai Auto Museum is that you don't have to take any steps, as there are no steps for visitors. Instead, it is a smooth and compact rotating ramp. This design not only enables visitors to practice close to the way the car moves, but also facilitates the daily movement of the car collection in the museum.

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The 1-3 floors of the museum are exhibition halls of History Pavilion, Collection Pavilion and Exploration Pavilion respectively. The 4th floor is the pavilion for temporary exhibitions.

Shanghai Auto Museum History PavillionShanghai Auto Museum

More than 100 cars are on display in the museum. Although many cars are over the age of one another, every classic car can go on the road as long as the engine is started.

Shanghai Auto Museum Collection Pavillion 1, From the collection of: Shanghai Auto Museum
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Must-see Collection

Among all the collections, what are the classic cars you should not miss?

1886 Benz Patent Motor Wagon (1886) by BenzShanghai Auto Museum

1886 Benz Patent Motor Wagon. January 29, 1886 is a memorable day in the history of automobiles. Karl Benz applied for a patent for Mercedes-Benz tricycle to the German Patent Office, making it recognized as "the first car in the world".

1913 Ford Model T (1913) by FordShanghai Auto Museum

1913 Ford Model T. Model T is the world's first type of cars manufactured by production line. Its appearance fulfilled Ford's dream of producing "global automobiles" and made the United States a "country on wheels". From then on, automobiles really began to enter the lives of ordinary people.

1921 Rolls Royce Siver Ghost (1921) by Rolls RoyceShanghai Auto Museum

1921 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. Silver Ghost has superior performance, smooth driving and low noise, which has won the favor of British aristocracy. "Rolls-Royce is called the best car in the world because of its Silver Ghost," wrote by Auto Car, a British automotive magazine.

1928 Bentley 4½ Liter (1928) by BentleyShanghai Auto Museum

1928 Bentley 4½ Liter Before the introduction of the 4½ liter model in 1927, Bentley had 3-liter and 6.5-liter models. The 4½ liter engine not only filled the vacancy in the displacement, but also had new technologies such as four valves per cylinder, dual spark plug ignition system and electromagnetic motor.

1934 Packard Super Eight (1934) by PackardShanghai Auto Museum

1934 Packard Super Eight. Packard has always been famous for producing luxury cars, and models equipped with eight cylinders and twelve cylinders have always been strong rivals of Cadillac, Lincoln etc. The tall, decorative air-inlet grille is Packard's most striking symbol.

1948 Chrysler Town & Country (1949) by ChryslerShanghai Auto Museum

1948 Chrysler Town & Country. The most striking feature of this convertible is its wooden body, which is well integrated with wood and metal in its unique design.

1949 Chrysler Town & Country Rally (1949) by ChryslerShanghai Auto Museum

It can be imagined that many men and women back that time drove it around the city and countryside in the pursuit of a new life.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL in Shanghai Auto Museum (1955) by Mercedes-BenzShanghai Auto Museum

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL. It is the masterpiece of German automobile industry. When the door is opened, the shape of the seagull's wings is formed, and the flowing lines of the body give people the feeling of flying in the blue sky.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (1955) by Mercedes-BenzShanghai Auto Museum

300SL is not only an industrial product, but also a beautiful artwork.

1959 Hongqi CA72 (1959) by HongqiShanghai Auto Museum

1959 Hongqi CA72. CA72 was the first-generation advanced car in China that was finalized and put into production.

1959 Hongqi CA72 in Shanghai Auto Museum (1959) by HongqiShanghai Auto Museum

Design team referred to the advanced technology of American cars, but integrated Chinese elements to internal and external decoration The Hongqi car became the highest courtesy for foreign heads of state visiting China.

1961 Aston Martin DB4 (1961) by Aston MartinShanghai Auto Museum

1961 Aston Martin DB4. The light steel tube body of Aston Martin DB4 is designed by the Italian company and is equipped with a 240HP aluminum straight 6-cylinder engine.

1962 Aston Martin DB4 in Shanghai Auto Museum (1961) by Aston MartinShanghai Auto Museum

Its shape and performance are no inferior to the Italian GT sports car, and its follow-up model DB5 has been well-known because of the 007 movies.

1967 Jaguar E-Type (1967) by JaguarShanghai Auto Museum

1967 Jaguar E-Type. Starting from the first generation of Jaguar E-Type, this model of car has always maintained the British style of concise and unrestrained, powerful performance, excellent shape, relatively lower price in one, is the sports car idol since the 1960s.

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