Schlumpf #2# The intrigue behind the most beautiful car collection in the world

ISBN-10: 1787113094

ISBN-13: 9781787113091


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Schlumpf #2# The intrigue behind the most beautiful car collection in the world

by Ard op de Weegh and Arnoud op de Weegh

This fabulous collection of cars was brought together by two French brothers, Hans & Fritz Schlumpf, and consists of hundreds of the most beautiful cars ever produced. The "Schlumpf affair" is perhaps one of the most famous stories in the car collector's world, covered extensively by the media in the mid-1970s when the collection was seized by the trade unions and, later, by the French government. The Schlumpf brothers were accused of fraudulent actions to obtain their collection - but following extensive research by the authors of this book, the true story behind the collection is revealed. Ard and Arnoud op de Weegh spent many years investigating the Schlumpf affair, and discovered many previously unpublished documents which prove that the Schlumpf brothers have been wrongly accused over the years. This book is written to tell the true story behind the collection, and also to rehabilitate the Schlumpf family.

The book is beautifully illustrated with some rare photographs, and features many of the beautiful cars that make up the Schlumpf collection.


  • The Schlumpf affair - two men in search of the truth
  • The years leading toward success, followed by inevitable decline
  • The game begins
  • The smear campaign against the Schlumpfs
  • Value of the collection
  • Sorting out a few things
  • Epilogue
  • Momentanément Volée
  • Birth of the collection
  • The largest purchase
  • The Malmerspach collection
  • Car descriptions:
    1937 Bugatti T57C Stelvio
    1929 Lancia Dilambda
    1936 Alfa Romeo 6C2300 B Lungo Pinin Farina
    1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina
    1937 Auto Union Wanderer W25K
    1937 Bugatti T57 Ventoux
    1937 Cord 812 Supercharged
    1936 Maserati 4CM
    1939 Mercedes-Benz W154 Silver Arrow
    1929 Bugatti T35B
    1933 Bugatti T41 Royale Park Ward
    1953 Ferrari 250MM
    1955 Gordini T32 F1
    1936 Alfa Romeo 8C2900A Pinin Farina
    1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gull Wing

List of the collection:

  • List of the Mulhouse museum collection
  • List of the Malmerspach collection
  • Cité de l’Automobile, collection Schlumpf

Buch, Hardcover, 21,5 x 25,5 cm, 160 Seiten, 173 überwiegend farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text