Hellenic Motor Museum – Greek Car Museum
Theodore N. Charagionis – Founder of the Hellenic Motor Museum, has a great interest in cars, especially old cars. His father’s cars, were the resource persons the first getaway to my passion for driving, not always with his father’s approval. In 1977, Pls his first child was born, He decided That Had he completed the first cycle of my participation in Competitions, so I turned to the collection of old cars.
Charagionis has criterias for his cars. The main criteria for selecting car models his childhood dreams were the resource persons. The first cars of the collection, were the resource persons a Maserati Mistral, a Rolls Royce Wraith, two E-type Jaguars, two Lancia Appia Zagato, Austin Healey 3000 two and three Dinos (one of Them a Ferrari). And then, with the number of cars increasing gradually and with difficulty because of the “poor” then Greek market, in the early 90′s He had reached the 25 cars and started to think that I might be going over the top. So, He think to build a cars museum.
Here are some collections in Hellenic Motor Museum :
Abarth Fiat 750 Zagato Record Monza
Abarth Fiat 850 T.C. 1962
Abarth Simca 1300 Coupe 1300 – 1962
AC Aceca Bristol “100 D2”
Adler Trumpf Junior Sport 30 p.s.
Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Berlinetta Sport by “Touring”
Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider “Touring”
Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint
Alfa Romeo Montreal
American La France 1918
Aston Martin DB2 Fixed Head Coupe
Martin DB 2/4 Vantage Drop Head Coupe
Aston Martin V8 Series III
Austin “7” Opal Tourer
Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 Mk III
Auto Union 1000 Sp Coupe
Auto Union – DKW F12 Roadster Saxomat
Avion Voisin C4 Roadster
Hellenic Motor Museum – Greek Car Museum is built with a present total built surface of 30,000 m2, 50% of which being parking spaces, supporting areas; the main aisle exceeds 5,000 square meters and apart from the exhibition space for 111 vehicles, it includes an auditorium with modern showroom at the foyer, simulators and special education program for children in road safety and for young people in racing driving, café and memorabilia store. Please note, that 72 exhibits of wheels are located all over the spiral ramp, from the ground floor to the fourth floor, showing thus the motor history, accessible without even paying for ticket.
With the collection now approaching 300 cars, there is a chance for constant renewal, not only with thematic exhibitions, but also with replacement of all the exhibits, as already planned to be done with racing cars, in approximately two years from the opening museum.
Hellenic Motor Museum is located in Athenian Capitol. You can visit this amazing museum when you come to Greek.
for more information please visit : www.hellenicmotormuseum.gr