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World’s Largest Private Ford Collection Replacing its Pre-War Cars with Post-War

Posted September 03, 2014 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: display Ford museum post-war

The Den Hartogh Ford Museum in the Netherlands might hold the Guinness world record for the largest private collection of Fords in the world, but it has struggled to bring younger visitors through its doors in recent years, something museum officials will attempt to counteract by thinning out nearly a quarter of the museum's collection.

The museum, which Netherlands-based collector Piet den Hartogh began assembling in 1956 and which he opened to the public in 1997, encompasses 5,000 square meters in Hillegom, enough space for more than 200 Ford Motor Company vehicles - including those built by Ford and by Lincoln - from 1903 to 1948. Stock Model Ts and Model As comprise many of the vehicles in the collection, but von Hartogh, in his world travels, also collected a number of coachbuilt and European Fords as well as Ford trucks and even an in-factory fire engine that Heineken donated to the museum.

Read about the post-war Fords on Hemmings.

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