The October Motors Automuseum
Moscow, Samokatnaya ul., building 4, structure 34, Former crystal plant creative space
Tel.: +7 (495) 988-80-40
daily 10:00 – 21:00
Adult (from 10 years old) – 700 rubles
Children (up to 10 years) – 500 rubles
Discount (retired, disabled, large families) – 500 rubles
The museum founder / director
Dmitry Yurievich Oktyabrsky
Without a doubt, the rarest exhibit is the main decoration of the museum: the Italian car Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8. At one time it was a symbol of luxury with the most powerful engine in the world. Today, these cars are the most desirable for the collectors, and their cost reaches astronomical figures. In 2013, one of the restored models was sold for 473 thousand dollars.
Studebaker company has become famous in our country as a manufacturer of trucks; it was this company that supplied such cars to the USSR under the Lend-Lease during the Second World War. But the Americans also created the legendary muscle cars, one of the most striking examples of which is the Studebaker Golden Hawk. This iconic model, released in 1956, was ahead of the times; the cars of this type had gained crazy popularity only at the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. Many people call this model with “fins” and a massive radiator grille the progenitor of all “muscle cars”.
The exhibition would not be complete if the cinema star Hudson 8 did not appear in it. This car is one of the most frequently used props on movie sets around the world. Even in Russia, it managed to “make an appearance” in the Fops movie. Hudson 8 production in the 1930s was a response to the requests of the public living in the Great Depression. A simple and affordable car won the hearts of consumers and managed to maintain a reverent attitude towards itself even in the 21st century.
In the 1960s, the name Galaxie was carried by all full-size Ford vehicles. The lineup included both fast racing models with the appropriate technical specifications, and family sedans. Ford Galaxie 500 differed from the rest of the cars in this line with a large number of chrome parts and many additional options that are responsible for the comfort of the driver and passengers. It was this model that was shot in the Men in Black blockbuster. The exhibition presents a Ford Galaxie 500 in milk color.