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#7450 Renault 22/24CV Type DP Mühlbacher Town Car (1913) Louwman Museum

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Renault 22/24CV Type DP Mühlbacher Town Car (1913) at the Louwman Museum in The Hague (Holland)

Wickerwork embellishment on a car was very fashionable around the time of the First World War, and was particularly popular with French coachbuilders. The work was very labour-intensive and therefore expensive, which is why it could only be found on the more luxurious models, such as this Renault 22/24CV. The Parisian coachbuilder Mühlbacher was highly regarded at the time. This Town Car was one of his creations; the driver sat in the open while the passengers were seated in a closed compartment. Communication with the driver was possible via the mouthpiece on the right-hand side. Large Renaults such as the 22CV and the 40CV were sold only as a rolling chassis, leaving the choice of bodywork to the customer. The comfortable 22CV is fitted with a 5.0-litre, four-cylinder engine.

The Louwman Museum in The Hague, the Netherlands, features one of the most impressive private car collections in the world. Several hundred cars are on show to teach you all about car history. The Louwman Museum offers a wide collection that includes everything from antique and classic cars to Formula 1 racing cars and hybrids. Since 1934, two generations of the Louwman family have assembled a unique collection of cars. The present Louwman Museum was designed to display the collection to the public. It was festively opened in 2010. The collection leads you from horse and wagon to the first self-propelled vehicles. It also takes you past the luxury cars from the end of the 19th century, post-war "affordable cars" and the first racing cars. Some of the Louwman Museum's highlights include unique specimens such as the boat-car, the beach-car and the swan-car as well as famous cars such as James Bond's Aston Martin from the film Goldfinger and the customised Cadillac Fleetwood of Elvis Presley.

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