Bentley 4,5 litre
The Bentley 4½ litre was a very successful race car at several racing events in the late 1920s, for example at the 1928 24 Hours of Le Mans. This car was part of the Le Mans special exhibition in 2009/2010.
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM
The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 race cars were especially made for competitions like the Le Mans 24-Hour race and were very successful race cars in the early 1930s. This car was part of the Le Mans special exhibition 2009/2010.
Auto Union Typ C wooden model
On this wooden model the metal body panels of the Auto Union Type C Grand Prix car were formed. The aerodynmaic shape reminds of an airship.
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Berlinetta Aerodinamica LM
This car left a lasting impression on the audience at the 1938 Le Mans race because of the sound of its exhaust. It was called “Soffio di Satana” – “Breath of Satan”. It was part of the Le Mans special exhibition 2009/2010.
Deutsch-Bonnet D.B 2
Based on the Citroen 11CV Charles Deutsch and René Bonnet designed this streamlined Roadster. Many of their cars were very successful at Le Mans. This car was part of the Le Mans special exhibition 2009/2010.
Porsche Type 64 "Berlin-Rom-Wagen"
For paticipation in a propagandistic race Berlin-Rome Ferdinand Porsche designed in the late 1930s three streamlined coupes on Volkswagen chassis. Car no. 2 was rebuild by Automuseum Prototyp.
Otto Mathé's delivery bike
Austrian race driver Otto Mathé started his sports career in bicylce racing. However, this bicycle was only used for transporting his engine additive "Mathé Universal".
VW Type 166 "Schwimmwagen"
As a cross-country amphibious vehicle, the Type 166 “Schwimmwagen“ was produced from 1942 to 1945. This Schwimmwagen, which is displayed at Automuseum Prototyp, is one of the oldest still known.
This Italian racing car was Hans Stuck's successful comeback into post-war racing. In 1947, he won the "Maipokalrennen" at the Hockenheimring, which was the first German race after the war.
Volkhart V2 Sagitta
On a modified Volkswagen prototype chassis from World War II German rocket pioneer Kurt C. Volkhart built this streamlined coupe after the war. It was displayed at Automuseum Prototyp from 2008 to 2009.
Delfosse DVD streamlined race car
Boatbuilder Curt Delfosse designed his racing car in 1947 to compete in Cycle Car Racing that was first organised in Germany in 1948.
VW Type 1 "Beetle"
After World War II, the Volkswagen plant was supervised by the British Army, which reestablished the Volkswagen production in 1945 and abandoned the threat of removal.
Hell JAP Bardahl Special
The chassis was built at the company Hell in Vienna, Austria. As a Formula 3 race car it was equipped with a British 2 cylinder JAP engine.
This prototype was designed on a Volkswagen chassis. To be more light weighted and aerodynamic the body was made of riveted aluminum and glass fibre reinforced plastic (GRP). Though, the prototype was never completed.
Petermax Müller World Record Car
With this record car Petermax Müller broke 22 national and 8 international records. Together with three other drivers he drove several days at the Monthléry track in France. One record was over a distance of 10,000 km.
Porsche 356 Gmünd Coupé
After World War II, the first about 50 Porsche 356 were built in Gmünd, Austria. In 1950, the Porsche company moved back to Stuttgart. What is special about these early Porsche 356 is that their bodies are made of aluminum.
Porsche 356 Pre-A
This car is the oldest known Porsche 356 coupé from German production. It was built at the coachbuilder Reutter. More than 76,000 Porsche 356 were built until 1965.
One of the most successful cycle cars in Formula 3 racing was the Monopoletta designed by Helmut Polensky. This self built car has a BMW motorcycle engine and a VW Kübelwagen transmission.
This transporter is powered by a VW engine and was produced in Hamburg at the company Vidal & Sohn Tempo-Werk GmbH. It now carries our smaller race cars to the racing events.
This pickup truck is a prototype designed by engineer Otto Daus, who also designed the legendary tree-wheeled Tempo trucks.
Otto Mathé Fetzenflieger
This first Porsche based formula car was designed by Otto Mathé. He drove the car by using only his left arm due to an injury. Nevertheless, he became several times Austrian Champion.
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W194)
Based on the Mercedes 300 limousine Daimler-Benz built its first post-war race car: the 300 SL ("sport light"). At Le Mans these cars achieved a double victory. This car was part of the Le Mans special exhibition 2009/2010.
Petermax Müller self-built
In the early 1950s, race driver Petermax Müller began to build this race car based on a VW chassis. But this race car was never completed and was rediscovered in its rusted
condition on a farmland.
Porsche 356 1500 S Convertible
In 1952, Porsche made changes to the body and technology of the Type 356. This 356 USA DE LUXE convertible therefore has a one-piece screen called "Knickscheibe" and the 1500 Super engine.
Denzel 1500 S
Shortly after WWII, Wolfgang Denzel built in a workshop in Vienna his first roadsters based on VW-Kübelwagen chassis. This Denzel 1500 Sport International already has a specially developed chassis.
For delivery of the Otto Mathé engine additives in the winter.
For the long Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans, a large vertical stabiliser was mounted behind the driver's head for aerodynamic stability with minimum drag. This car was displayed at the Le Mans special exhibition 2009/2010.
Porsche 356 A Speedster
In the mid 1950s, the 356 Speedster became a famous car for streets and race tracks. This specially painted Speedster was owned by the famous U.S. Porsche dealer and automobile enthusiast Vašek Polák.
Porsche 597 "Jagdwagen"
Porsche participated in a tender for a Jeep for the German army. DKW was awarded the contract so that Porsche sold the remaining prototypes under the name "Jagdwagen" (hunting car).
Porsche 356 A Carrera GT
The Carrera GT is powered by the engine of the Porsche 550 Spyder. The hoods and doors are made of light metal. The windows are mainly made of plexiglass.
You can drive a Porsche even without tyres.
The successor of the 550 Spyder continued the successful racing history of Porsche and won in Sebring in 1960, the Targa Florio in 1959, 1960 and 1963 and the European Hill Climb Championships from 1958 till 1961.
Based on the race car Type 718 the first Porsche formula car was designed in the late 1950s at the instigation of racing director Huschke von Hanstein. It was used in Formula 2 and Formula 1.
Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
The Type 904 was designed by "Butzi" Porsche and has a GRP body, which was produced at the aircraft company Heinkel. All in all 116 cars were completly mounted. Four additional cars were produced as spare parts.
René Bonnet Aerodjet
The Aerodjet was named "Djet", because René Bonnet thought the French could not pronounce the word "Jet" correctly. This car was part of the Le Mans special exhibition 2009/2010.
APAL Formel Vau
APAL stands for Appellation Polyester Amart Lüttich. This small Beglian car manufacturer had concentrated on producing fibreglass constructions. This car was displayed in 2008.
Ford GT40 P Mk I
To beat the Ferrari race cars at Le Mans in 1965 Ford's 4,7 litre V8 was not strong enough. In 1966, his cars were equipped with 7 litre V8 engines and finally won. This car was part of the Le Mans special exhibition 2009/2010.
Porsche 906 Carrera 6
The Carrera 6 was the last street-legal racing car from Porsche. Its greatest success this type achieved in 1966 by winning the Targa Florio. This car was displayed at the museum in 2008.
This VW Transporter was not only used for advertisement of Otto Mathé's additives. It also pulled Mathé's trailer with his race cars to the race tracks.
The Porsche 914 was produced cooperatively by VW and Porsche. The displayed Porsche 914 (914/6) is powered by the Porsche 911 T flat six-cylinder engine and was built only 3.332 times at the Porsche factory.
This 908/02 started at Le Mans in 1970 and placed third. In first and second place were the Porsche 917 so that Porsche scored a triple victory. The car was displayed at the Le Mans special exhibition 2009/2010.
Porsche 917 K
The Porsche 917 is the race car that gave Porsche its first overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 and 1971. This car was displayed at the Le Mans special exhibition 2009/2010.
Porsche 911 Carrera RS
For homologation Porsche produced the Carrera RS street version in 1972/73. The rear spoiler became its destinctive feature. Carrera stands for the Carrera Panamericana race.
Porsche 912 E
This car is the prototype of the Porsche 911 E, which was produced as a low-end model for the U.S. market.
Porsche 936 Junior
In 1981, Jacky Ickx won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Porsche 936. Porsche then decided to build a 1:2 scale version of the Porsche 936. 50 cars were built.
924 CC Couch Coupe
At the Dortmund Univeristy for Design this car was designed by the students Alev Afsin, Jenny Echelmeyer and Carolin Stewenon. The title of their work is "The Cozy Car".
Jordan F1 191 Michael Schumacher
In 1991, Michael Schumacher drove his first F1 race in this car. Schumacher qualified a superb seventh on the grid. However, the high did not last, as the clutch failed within the first mile of the race.
Porsche 911 (993) GT1
The Porsche 911 GT1 was a car designed for competition in the GT1 class of sportscar racing, which also required a street legal version for homologation purposes. This GT1 was displayed at the Le Mans special exhibition 2009/2010.
Audi R8R LMP Prototype
This prototype was presented in 1998 to illustrate Audi's ambitions to compete in the 1999 24 Hours of Le Mans. Since then Audi won 10 times within the last 12 years.
Porsche 911 Carrera GT3 RS
In 2003, Porsche presented the GT3 RS as a limited version of the Porsche 996 GT3 series. It should remind of the Carrera RS, which achieved several motorsports successes in the early 1970s.
Audi R10 TDI
The Audi R10 TDI was the first diesel powered race car to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team drove 380 laps (5,187 km resp. 3223 miles). The winner's car was part of the Le Mans special exhibition 2009/2010.