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L’epoque des Carrossiers: The Art and Times of the French Coachbuilders

“L’Epoque des Carrossiers” features more than 30 vehicles, renowned sculpture and artifacts from the MullinAutomotive Museum’s permanent collection. Each work on display represents the skill and unparalleledcraftsmanship of the most esteemed French master coachbuilders.

The Era of Coachbuilding was marked by elegantly-designed and hand-crafted automobile bodies that were commissioned by society’s most prominent members, using artisans and visionaries to craft bespoke works ofrolling art. “L’époque des Carrossiers” explores the greatest vehicles of this genre, highlighting the works of preeminent French builders such as Bugatti, Citroen, De Villars, Figoni and Falaschi, Henri Chapron, Henri Labourdette, Million, Guiet & Cie., Pourtout, Jacques Saoutchik, Vanvooren, and Gabriel Voisin.

This exhibit highlights some of the museum’s most lauded vehicles. Guests will find the 2018 “Best of the Best” winner—the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, which was designed by Jean Bugatti, as well as the 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS “Goutte d’Eau” (“teardrop” in French). The Teardrop was designed by Joseph Figoni and was named “Best of the Best” in 2016.

Other Concours-winning vehicles on display include the 1938 Dubonnet Hispano-Suiza H6B “Xenia” by Jacques Saoutchik, the revolutionary 1934 Voisin Type C27 Aérosport Coupe, the 1939 Delahaye Type 165 Cabriolet by Figoni and Falaschi, and many more.