Koller’s Vintage Cars 2019-03-15T15:06:29+00:00

Koller’s Vintage Cars

Koller’s vintage cars exhibition presents the entire history of the car in a highly interesting way. 125 years of motoring are brought back to life thanks to exquisite modern classic and vintage cars. Here you can follow the development of the car from the carriage to the modern sports car. As well as cars, there are historic bicycles, motorbikes and tractors on display. There are over 100 exquisite cars from 70 manufacturers on display.

The models on show date from the beginning of car manufacture in 1886. The range also covers models from the 1920s and 30s and classics from the 1950s and 60s, right through to modern classics from the 1970s and 80s. Porsche, Ferrari, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Mercedes; rare individual models by Bugatti, Hispano Suiza and Packard… These are just some of the renowned industry names whose classic motors can be admired in this unique exhibition.

NEW: The sports car of the century – Mercedes 300SL with gull-wing doors

Koller's Vintage Cars

The legend: Mercedes 300 SL

The Mercedes Benz W198 is the internal type-number of a sports-car by Mercedes Benz. Introduced first in 1954 under “300 SL” this coupe grand tourer was the fastest production car of its day, becoming legendary not only because of its gull-wing doors, but also due to the many famous and well-know people and stars driving it.
The number “300” stands for a tenth of the cubic capacity of the engine in cubic-centimeters. Because the model is based on the successful 1952 racer type W194, the SL 300 was conceived a race car for the street.
The car was presented first in February 1954 at the International Motor Sports Show in New York. Immediately successful and today iconic, the 300 SL stood alone with its distinctive doors, first-ever production fuel injection, and world’s fastest top speed. The original coupé was available from March 1955 to 1957, the roadster from 1957 to 1963.

Source: wikipedia

Koller’s Vintage Cars’ newest acquisition is the legend of automobile manufacturing, the sports car of the century. 1400 of these cars were built in 1955, with 1100 going to the USA. Because of it’s high price, only a few people were able to afford a Mercedes W 198. Famous people that bought the 300 SL include Juan Perón, Stavros Niarchos, Porfirio Rubirosa, Rob Walker, Juan Manuel Fangio, Herbert von Karajan, Tony Curtis, Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Romy Schneider, Clark Gable, Curd Jürgens, Gunter Sachs, Glenn Ford or Horst Buchholz.

After being bought by KR Rudolf Koller, it took 2½ years of work for this rare vehicle to be rebuilt and completely restored by mechanics from the Koller company. Interesting and until now unseen pictures of the restoration work, from frame to finished car, can also be viewed in the museum.

Pictures and further information about the cars and museum can be found at www.koller-oldtimer.at

Download Mercedes 300SL Wikipedia Artikel

Information

Koller’s Vintage Cars (single ticket)

Adults€ 7,00
Groups / Senior citizens/ People with disabilities/Youth/Austrian military recruits€ 6,00
Children up to 5 years of agefree of charge
Children up to 14 years of age / school groups€ 4,00
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children)€ 15,00

Combine this highlight with another point of interest, or take advantage of our guided tours. Find more details on our website under admission charges.

  • April – October:
    Tuesday to Sunday 9am – 5pm
  • November – March:
    Lipizzaner & Koller’s Vintage Cars – Saturday and Sunday 9am – 5pm
  • Group tours from 20 people can be pre-arranged individually.

Historic vehicles – a rare sight on today’s roads – have been assembled here in an attractive exhibition. The most beautiful cars – 130 years of automotive history – a special highlight for enthusiasts.

  • Approx. 100 classic cars, both old and young, historic bicycles and motorcycles, rare, individual luxury brand models such as Bugatti, Hispano Suiza, Packard etc.,
  • Sports cars of the century – the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing.
  • Exhibition of hand-crafted miniature cars from all over the world.

Group price € 6,00 / Person

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Historic vehicles – a rare sight on today’s roads – have been assembled here in an attractive exhibition. The most beautiful cars – 130 years of automotive history – a special highlight for enthusiasts.

  • Approx. 100 classic cars, both old and young, historic bicycles and motorcycles, rare, individual luxury brand models such as Bugatti, Hispano Suiza, Packard etc.,
  • Sports cars of the century – the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing.
  • Exhibition of hand-crafted miniature cars from all over the world.

Group price: € 4,– / student


OPTIONAL
Guided tour through the exhibition including information about the development of mobility from carriages to modern sports cars

Additonal fee € 2,00 / student

Parking spaces

There are parking spaces for disabled persons right next to the entrance area. Our signs will show you the way.

For persons with special needs, there is a reduced admission price upon presentation of proof of eligibility. Accompanying persons are admitted free of charge if they are registered on the card or proof of eligibility.

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities are located near both cashiers.

Getting around within the excursion destination

From the handicapped Parking at the main cash desk, you can reach the cashier area via a ramp, where you can access the Classic Car Museum on the same level without any barriers.

The Cafe Heldenberg and the English Garden are accessible from this level via an elevator. The paths in the English Garden are nature trails and easily accessible except for the Schneckenberg.

The path to the Lipizzaner stables is difficult for people with limited mobility and wheelchairs. For this reason, we ask you to inform our staff. You can drive directly to the stables after consultation and our staff will pick you up there and accompany you to the meeting point for the tours.

The Radetzky Memorial is accessible except for the crypt. For the park, there is a barrier-free entrance. Please contact our staff. Access to the Neolithic village and Aigner’s Falkenhof consists exclusively of nature paths, which could present an obstacle for a visit. Visiting these two attractions is possible only with assistance, as the way leads up over a rising terrain.