G the round stone of the collection was a Ford over 30 years ago A from 1928, which the classic car enthusiast Hans-Jochem Steim acquired as a young man. It would take until 2005 before the collection, which had grown strongly over the years, could be made accessible to the public. Hannes Steim inherited his father's passion and expanded the collection to include a number of special youngtimers and classics from American production. A specially established foundation, headed by father and son, takes care of the museum.
On 3,000 square meters of exhibition space, spread over two floors, precious objects from the last 110 years illustrate the development of the automobile. Over 130 vehicles can be viewed in the well-lit rooms, many as new, others with a patina, some as if they have just been rediscovered, others as just parked. This is precisely what is often the case, because 80 percent of the vehicles are ready to drive and are regularly moved.
Hannes Steim: 'As a result, the exhibition is constantly changing, we are, so to speak, a living museum.' The participants and spectators of the Silvretta Classic Rallye Montafon 2012 can experience how alive, after all, Hannes Steim is driving the big pass tour with an American La France from 1914 from the collection.
The oldest vehicle in the Steim collection is a De Dion Bouton from 1902, the youngest currently a DTM Mercedes CLK from 2006. In between there are rare pieces like a Maybach SW 5 limousine, of which only five are known worldwide, or a Mercedes 300d from the former Federal President Heinrich Lübke. But also more popular things like a Ford Capri, BMW 2002 or Citroën 2CV and various two-wheelers delight the visitor. The website www.autosammlung-steim offers more information about the currently exhibited vehicle inventory, opening times and much more. de .