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Parisian Collector Brings Silver Screen to the Streets

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It's a unique concept.


Paris, a city celebrated for its art, history, and romance, now has a new feather in its cap - the chance to relive cinematic glory. Franck Galiegue, a former car dealer and fervent car aficionado, has brought Hollywood's most iconic rides right to the heart of France. Nested in a spacious hangar in Etrechy, just a short drive from the bustling heart of Paris, is a treasure trove of vehicles that once graced the silver screen.

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Spanning a collection of 43 distinctive vehicles, Galiegue's Movie Cars Central museum isn't just a static display of automotive wonders. It’s an immersive experience. While some cars, like the rare 1970s Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu from the movie "Drive", rest as exhibition pieces, many others await eager fans, ready to whisk them away on a nostalgic drive.

The Chevrolet, with its unique history of being one of only two surviving models - the other owned and driven by Ryan Gosling in Los Angeles - stands as a testament to Galiegue’s commitment to authenticity. He notes, “For every film, multiple versions of a car are produced because of the stunts. In the case of the Chevrolet from ‘Drive’, one was completely lost to the perils of action scenes, leaving behind only the two.”

Galiegue's philosophy is clear; he believes that automobiles, especially those with such rich backstories, should be more than just exhibits. "It's not just about looking. It's about feeling," he comments. Visitors, thus, have the thrilling opportunity to drive many of these cinematic legends, either within the premises or out on the open road.

Among the fleet ready for adventure is a DeLorean, meticulously reimagined to mirror the time-travel marvel from "Back to the Future". But the excitement doesn't end there. The collection boasts two Batmobiles, with one echoing the design from Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman venture, the iconic Ford Gran Torino from Starsky & Hutch, and the red-hot Ferrari 398 GTS from Magnum. The "Fast and Furious" enthusiasts are in for a treat too; out of the 12 cars from the series, eight are originals.

With plans to add more cinematic legends, including a gem from the 1987 film "RoboCop", Galiegue’s museum promises to be a living bridge between reel and real, between dreams and reality. It's not just a trip down memory lane, but an opportunity to truly drive into the magic of movies.

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