Mullin Automotive Museum Set to Close

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Sadly, Oxnard, California’s Mullin Automotive Museum is set to permanently close on February 10th, 2024. The 47,000 square foot space boasts a rooftop garden, theater, gift shop, and, of course, incredible automobiles.

The Museum’s Contents

Created by Peter Mullin and his wife, Merle, the museum boasts an incredible collection of French cars from the 1930s. Some examples of the museum’s automobiles include the 1937 Talbot-Lago T150 CS “Teardrop,” the 1938 Hispano-Suiza H6B Dubonnet Xenia, the 1939 Delahaye 165, and the 1938 Delahaye 145. Those cars will be transferred to the Petersen Automotive Museum, although it’s unclear what will happen to the rest of the collection.

A Farewell Message

The museum released the following statement: “Peter and Merle Mullin founded the Oxnard-based museum in 2010 to educate guests about 20th-century French automotive styling and design by showcasing the finest vehicles, sculptures, and artifacts from the most esteemed French master coachbuilders.” Peter’s widow, Merle, released a personal statement in addition to the museum’s message. Merle wrote, “Sharing these ‘rolling sculptures’ and beautiful art with others was Peter’s truest passion, and the museum helped bring that vision to life. We are deeply indebted to our staff, docents, volunteers, visitors, and supporters who have dedicated their time and passion over the past 13 years. I hope past and first-time visitors will have a chance to say goodbye before we close.”

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The Mullin Automotive Museum will be deeply missed.