Frey’s Mazda Classic Car Museum, a project from local Mazda dealer Auto Frey with the support of Mazda Germany, charts the carmaker’s almost 100 year history.

The new Mazda museum will house 45 vehicles – vintage Mazdas officially sold in Europe, as well as models only available elsewhere, including a number of rarities from the Frey family’s extensive private collection.

The facility, located in a refurbished Augsburg tram depot dating from 1897, is also equipped with an expansive event area, restaurant facilities and a gift shop.

“Uniquely impressive, the first Mazda museum outside Japan represents a dream come true for the Frey family to share with the public its one-of-a-kind collection of vintage Mazdas from around the world,” commented Mazda Motor Corporation Executive Vice President Akira Marumoto.

Mazda museum Augsberg, Germany
The museum houses 45 classic Mazda cars

Some of the models on display include a 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport, 1969 Mazda Luce RX87 and 1992 Mazda RX-7, the top-selling rotary powered model in history.

Other highlights include a 1960 Mazda R360, the company’s first mass-produced passenger car, a 1962 Mazda K360 three-wheeled light truck, a 1966 Mazda Familia 1000 coupé, a 1976 Mazda 616, the first model officially offered in Germany starting in 1973, and the Mazda AZ-1, a mid-engined lightweight sports car from 1992.

The selection will change continually, too, with additional gems from the Frey’s collection of 120-plus vehicles destined for rotation into the exhibit.

Operators also hope the venue will become a hub for vintage Mazda club meetings and classic car events in general.

For more information, see: www.mazda-classic-frey.de/en.