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The Foundation Pierre Gianadda was founded by Léonard Gianadda in memory of his younger brother Pierre, who was killed in an airplane crash in 1976.

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Apart from the adjoining sculpture park (posted here), the heart of the Foundation is a space for art exhibition and musical performances as well as a museum of automobiles which is located underground.

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According to the museum, all the cars in the collection are in working order.

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Here are some of the oldest cars in the museum. The steering wheel used to be a little metal ring in the middle. Benz 1897.

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Clement 1898

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Jeanperrin 1899, French.

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Oldsmobile from 1902

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Berliet 1900

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Relatively newer models. Limousine Landelet 1911

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Ford Model T from 1912.

fondation automobiles-10Pic-Pic (Piccard & Pictet) was a Swiss automobile manufactured in Geneva from 1906 to 1921. According to this Wikipedia entry in French, there are only 8 in existence and three are in this place.

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1929 Mercedes SS.

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One Comment

  1. I got married in one of those.

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