The Schlumpf Automobile Collection
First published in 1989, this three-language review of the famed Schlumpf automobile collection in Mulhouse, France, is now available in softcover.
With 181 pages of photographs and text, this work chronicles and categorizes the nearly 500 vehicles that made up the famed French textile heirs’ collection, including 122 Bugattis (!), dozens of rare Mercedes, Maserati, Gordini,
Ferrari, De Dion, Renault, Maybach and Alfa Romeo, as well as significant examples of one-offs and works prototypes. In addition to the cars, the text also explores the history of the Schlumpf family and fortune, including the 1976 revolution by the family’s workers, termed the “Affaire Schlumpf,” which eventually curbed the family’s almost maniacal collecting and brought the previously secret collection out of the dark, for the entire world to see.