The Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile di Torino (The National Automobile Museum of Torino) showcases cars as works of automotive art. Style sits alongside speed in the breathtaking building, the home of man and machine in the heart of the Italian automotive industry.

First opened in 1960, the museum underwent a top to bottom four-year facelift before a grand reopening in 2011. The building is as bold as it is big, showcasing a permanent collection of 150 incredible vintage cars plus 60 additional autos housed in the underground garage.

The Torino Auto Museum in Photos

Atrium of Torino Auto Museum

Atrium of Torino Auto Museum
The three-story atrium sits just inside the main entrance. An escalator takes visitors to the top, where the exhibitions wind from the upper floors to the bottom.

 

Row of red Italian cars in Torino Auto Museum

Row of red Italian cars in Torino Auto Museum
Italian autos dominate the displays, and red is the primary color of row after row of memorable machines.

 

Black Volkswagen Beetle in Torino Auto Museum

Black Volkswagen Beetle in Torino Auto Museum
Volkswagen produced nearly 21 million Beetles “(Maggiolini” in Italian) between 1945 and 1987. The volume of cars made and sold makes this 1952 split-window model worthy of inclusion in any auto museum.

Sign in German warning guests not to touch cars in Torino Auto Museum

Sign in German warning guests not to touch cars in Torino Auto Museum
Bitte nicht berühren = “Do Not Touch”.

Red 1955 Nibbio 2 in Torino Auto Museum

Red 1955 Nibbio 2 in Torino Auto Museum
Part automobile, part motorcycle, this 1955 Nibbio 2 is powered by a one-cylinder Guzzi motor, encased in a body by Ghia. Between 1956 and ’58, this vehicle set numerous class speed records on the track at Monza.

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By: Bob Cullinan
Title: A Visit to the Torino Auto Museum
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/torino-auto-museum/
Published Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:47:18 +0000

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